SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Beaufort, SC

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Posted Date 11/01/2021
Description The selectee for this position will serve as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in the Operations Department, OTH Remote Construction Branch of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.

**Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty location once a selection has been made.**

This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, South Africa.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
  • Applying safety and occupational health regulations principles or practices to resolve technical issues
  • Implementing safety programs to reduce the frequency of accidents or occupational illness
  • Inspecting environmental conditions to identify hazards, detecting risks and determining causal relationships
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Utilizing knowledge of Safety and Occupational health principles, practices, standards, and abatement measures to manage an Occupational Health program; 2) Utilizing knowledge of practical engineering methods and techniques, energy trace and barrier analysis to evaluate and resolve occupational Safety and Health programs; 3) Analyzing safety design features and specification to identifying and control hazardous construction processes and equipment usage; 4) Developing command policy on wide range of safety and occupational health activities inherent to Occupational Safety and Health program..

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Must be able to obtain a final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field Facilities Engineering at Level III. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing.
Work requires lifting and moving heavy items.
Work requires exposure to high noise levels.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present. These agents may include, but are not limited to: fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals. Efforts to ensure worker safety include engineering controls, training, work procedures, and medical surveillance programs. Medical surveillance includes medical examinations of workers.

Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions.
The position may be required to provide immediate contingency support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for the environment in which this support is provided.

Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay.

Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain international work experience
Professional development by working in an area at the forefront of construction and community growth
High potential for overtime pay
Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay (beginning day 43+)
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