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    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position, you will you will serve as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist assisting in the implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Program for Region Two. Typical assignments include: 

    • Serving as a technical specialist for operations related to mail and material handling, fire prevention, emergency plans and procedures, fire alert/suppression system, safety awareness, life safety inspections, ergonomics and environmental management systems, and energy programs in coordination and collaboration with the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
    • Responding to accidents, Illnesses, traumatic injuries, and other site emergencies, including severe weather.
    • Coordinating evacuations, other emergency responses, and related training drills. The incumbent prepares and maintains all required records and reports called for by such activities.
    • Developing and preparing comprehensive occupational safety and health program manuals related to facility operations.
    • Reviewing safety activities for evidence of compliance with prescribed safety requirements.
    • Anticipating, recognizing, and controlling potential employee hazards.
    • Investigating indoor air quality complaints, chemical and physical hazard complaints, work-related accidents, illnesses, and injuries for employees, contractors, and visitors on-site or while on off-site locations, and analyzes data to determine trends, identify causes, and re-direct program priorities.
    • Reviewing engineering and pre-construction plans, renovation plans, building/maintenance schedules, and contracts to ensure construction projects do not affect occupant safety and occupational health.
    • Writing, developing, implementing, and applying occupational safety and health plans, occupant emergency plans, fire protection plans, emergency action plans, employee messaging, and training for site operations.

    Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596603700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.