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Safety & Occupational Health Manager, ZA-0018-4 (DE/CR)

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Department Of Commerce
All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals. Full-time Permanent Career/Career Conditional / This position is located in the Safety and Environmental Compliance Office, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in Silver Spring, MD
This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaed the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. For additional information visit CAPS Information.
This position is also announced under vacancy number SO-CAO-2014-0010 (status candidates). You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
This position is not in the bargaining unit position.
NOTES: This vacancy may be used to fill other (Supervisory, Safety and Occupational Health Manager, ZA-0018-04) positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply. Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check. Must be suitable for Federal employment. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable ( ). Qualification requirements must be met by closing date of announcement. Must complete Financial Disclosure Form OGE 450 if selected. The Primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Supervisory safety and Occupational Health Manager. The incumbent will:
Supervise and lead a small staff of safety, occupational health, and industrial hygiene professionals.
Provide authoritative technical guidance and advice to senior management, scientists and staff regarding risks and potential impacts to safety and occupational health programs due to changes in legislation,, regulations, and policies.
Plan, organize and direct the Safety, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Program.
Provide management of work involving safety and occupational health hazards, complex hazardous chemical, biological and radiological materials used in research, development and diagnosis of foreign animal diseases and in operations conducted in support of the scientific program''s mission.
Has direct supervisory control of safety, occupational health, and industrial hygienist(s) staff.
Establish safety and occupational health priorities that are aligned with institutional goals and objectives.
Establish and implement appropriate performance monitoring approaches to assure the adequacy and effectiveness of related programs and that goals and objectives are being achieved.
Develop budget proposals and manage resource allocation for safety and occupational health programs needs.
Communicate and integrate the organization''s strategic plan, mission, vision, and values into the team''s strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, and work products and services.
Plan and carry out formal investigations of reportable and non-reportable mishaps involving personal injury accidents, property damage, and cases of occupational illnesses covering a wide range of work operations.
Review plans and specifications for new construction, major building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment and monitors through completion to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards.
Participate with top regional officials in planning and implementing responses to significant occurrences such as catastrophes and fatalities.
Provide liaison with local officials representing other Federal, state, and local governments, industry and employee organizations
There is no educational requirement for this position. Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
To Qualify at the ZA-4 or (GS-13/14):SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the (ZA-3 or GS-11/12) is defined as experience:
Managing safety or occupational health programs.
Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to senior levels of management.
Applying safety and occupational health laws.
Developing safety and occupational health practices and procedures.
Advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.
Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions. For information on the requirements for this position, please click on SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH.
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. The categories are "gold", "silver" and "bronze". However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility:Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, methods, and techniques.
Knowledge of federal and/or state safety and health regulations to assess workplace hazards.
Skill in developing and communicating measures to eliminate or control hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing to present occupational health and safety recommendations s and issues to senior level management and external clients.
Ability to develop lead and motivate staff members.
For more information on category rating, please go to: category rating
To preview questions please click here. Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM''s website at: Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at ( ) or phone at . The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in this announcement. A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment, the number of hours worked per week, your salary, and grade of any federal position/s held. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s)
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans'' preference , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 to show type of discharge or other valid proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans'' preference , you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans'' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans'' preference see the Vet Guide.
Active Duty Service Members: You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit. Military Records.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).

Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education''s website- Foreign Credentials. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration. You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at: USAJOBS and clicking on "Application Status". The four points of notification are:
1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or ineligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official)'' and
4. Selected or Not Selected.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans'' preference, disability, etc.). ICTAP candiddates will be eligible if it is determined that they exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management''s Career Transition Resources website. The link is listed below.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: VRA 30% or more disabled veteran Persons with Disabilities ICTAP
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