Located in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing/Office of Environment, Health and Safety (OEHS)/Occupational Health Division (OHD), serves as a Manager responsible for developing, implementing, & evaluating Bureau-wide programs designed to ensure safe, healthy, environmentally sound facilities for employees, contractors, visitors and neighbors at its facilities; provides policy/program support in establishing and maintaining safe and healthy workplaces that are free from known hazards.
As a GS-14 Safety and Occupational Health Manager, you will:
Develop policies, plans, and procedures for the establishment, administration and maintenance of several ISO 14001 certified occupational health management programs for an industrial activity that is engaged in a wide range of complex industrial processes with diverse work areas, environmental conditions and ergonomic relationships; conduct program audits annually and may act as a program representative during comprehensive third-party audits; serve as senior advisor to program and production managers on a variety of safety and occupational health principles, techniques and methodologies that are applicable to their respective programs and production area; identify, analyze and evaluate a variety of hazards for approximately 2400 employees and contractors that work in approximately 200 different occupations and are represented by several collective bargaining units.
Develop strategies to minimize lost work days and enhance return-to-work activities; serve as the DCF injury and illness management expert; maintain all injury and illness data in the medical management database and serve as the database in-house expert and administrator; chair routine injury and illness committee comprised of occupational health professionals, workers' compensation specialists and other safety specialists to review and track cases with purpose of the enhancing injured workers' recovery, returning employees to work and reducing lost work days; develop innovative strategies to minimize lost work days and enhance return-to-work activities.
Conduct in-depth investigations for accidents involving actual or potential for fatalities, serious disabling injury and extensive equipment or property damage; describe in writing details and circumstances of the accident; analyze actions, conditions and circumstances that caused or contributed to the accident; interview witnesses and review documents such as medical examiners reports, property damage estimates etc.
Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month
Job family (Series)
0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management
Conditions of Employment
Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Plans, schedules and conducts safety and occupational health inspections and surveys workplaces where there is a strong probability of encountering hazardous work processes and materials and unsafe and/or unhealthful environmental conditions, involving substantial numbers of employees. Remains on the scene and obtains immediate corrective action and/or abatement of unsafe and/or unhealthful working conditions that are classified as "imminent danger."
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:
A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing safety oversight and training to an organization. Examples may include:
Evaluating environmental safety and occupational health program laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements; OR
Managing audits, surveys of workplaces, processes, products, and environmental management systems and other compliance systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. Employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
- Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. May be required to be available for any shift if necessary.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Planning and Evaluating, Education and Training, Leadership, and Communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Gold, Silver, and Bronze depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP )) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION:
If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .
Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
- Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
- Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
- A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
- A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.