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    This National Guard position is for a SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (Title 32), Position Description Number D220500C and is part of the OK 137th Special Operations Wing, National Guard.

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    This position is located in an Air National Guard Wing, Safety Office. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the ground safety program for the installation involving diverse group industrial safety and occupational activities and provide advisory safety services to tenant organizations. The incumbent advises command staff and operating officials on safety requirements, standards and procedures. The organizational goals or objectives of this position are to ensure the safety program is upheld by providing advisory safety service, guidance and direction to base personnel. The incumbent will work closely with the Chief of Safety.

    Performs recurring assignments to control or eliminate unsafe physical conditions, equipment and machine hazards, and risks in human performance that may cause injury to persons or damage to property. Performs periodic inspections and evaluations of assigned unit to determine compliance with appropriate occupational safety and health regulations. Conducts independent safety and occupational health surveys of assigned functional facilities, equipment, and operations where normal safety risks are encountered. Uses agency checklists and criteria from different standards to determine compliance with conventional occupational safety and health regulations and program specific safety directives and methods. Makes minor changes to local procedures when necessary. Evaluates unsafe working practices/conditions; ensures correct safety and protective equipment is available and in use; and determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified. Recommends measures to eliminate or control hazardous practices/conditions that may cause mishaps. Documents and reviews inspection findings and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties. Advises supervisors, and/or safety representatives on appropriate measures to eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures. Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations and hazards are corrected.

    Conducts formal investigations of reportable and non-reportable mishaps of a recurring nature involving personal injury accidents, property damage, or occupational illnesses within the assigned functional area. Obtains statements from witnesses, photographs mishap scene, records circumstances of mishap and extent of injuries, estimates cost of property damage, and prepares a formal report of findings with proposed recommendations and abatement dates to correct the unsafe acts/conditions. Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, provides managers with mishap/trend analysis data, and assists them in developing programs to reduce mishaps. Uses statistical data to prepare charts, tables, and reports. Based on observed trends, recommends and implements training aimed at accident prevention. Receives assistance from a higher-grade safety specialist or supervisor on investigations that may present problems or conditions not previously encountered. May accompany senior personnel in investigations of accidents/mishaps that include those with significant severity and loss.

    Reviews and recommends revisions to standard local safety instructions and guides that are relevant to current or planned contractor operations and base employees. Evaluates specific safety standards adopted by national safety associations, societies, or institutes; publications on work processes; and current industrial problems and makes recommendations as to local application related to specific work operations of assigned functional areas. Obtains approval prior to significantly departing from established standards.

    Reviews plans and specifications for minor construction, building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment, to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards. Attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractor on safety requirements outlined on standardized checklists. Provides technical recommendations for safety and health in the repair and maintenance of installation facilities and equipment. Identifies potential safety hazards to assure adequate fire exits, stairways, aisle space, sprinkler systems, etc. Randomly spot checks construction sites and notifies contracting officer when safety violations or practices are observed (e.g., improper scaffolding, construction pits not safeguarded, improper use of ladders). When need arises, receives approval from higher authority to stop any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel, property, or environment.

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    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

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  • Requirements
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    • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
    • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
    • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
    • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
    • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
    • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
    • Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
    • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
    • The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment.
    • You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


    Military Grades: E4(P) - E7

    Compatible Military Assignments: 1S0X1, 2W0X1, 2W1X1

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE : a minimum of one year on-the-job experience as a GS-08

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : least 24 months experience performing periodic onsite surveys, to determine compliance with applicable occupational safety standards. Prepare or revise safety instructions and guides. Advise personnel of appropriate safety and occupational health measures to control or eliminate hazardous operating processes which may cause mishaps. Investigate mishaps, obtain statements from witnesses, and photograph mishap scenes. Record circumstances of mishaps and extent of injuries, prepare final report(s) of findings with recommendations to correct the unsafe acts or conditions which caused injuries or property damage.

    Knowledge of established safety and occupational health principles, methods, and techniques sufficient to independently perform recurring assignments of a conventional nature to control or eliminate hazardous conditions and mechanical risks which may cause injury to persons or damage to property.

    Practical knowledge of the body of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to safety and occupational health to interpret and explain the reasons and purposes for applying corrective/preventive measures and procedures.

    Knowledge of the requirements, methods, and techniques of accident/mishap investigation of normal safety and occupational health risk areas, to include fact-finding, analysis, risk assessment, resolution of safety problems, and preparing and submitting formal reports.

    Knowledge of organizational and communication skills to develop working relationships with diverse military, civilian, professional, and technical populations. Verbal and writing skills sufficient to prepare safety presentations/briefings, formal training materials, investigative reports, and safety and occupational health inspections and surveys.

    Knowledge and skill sufficient to advise and formally instruct supervisor and employees on traffic safety techniques, proper storage of hazardous materials, common laboratory hazards, and building evacuation procedures.

    Basic knowledge of building design, construction practices, and workspace sufficient enough to inspect construction projects and designs to determine compliance with applicable occupational health and safety standards such as location of exits and stairs, floor load capacity, and aisle space.


    Completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory.

    Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of subjects such as safety, fire prevention, industrial hygiene, or other directly related subjects is considered qualifying for the GS-05 level.

    ***Copies of OFFICIAL college transcripts must be submitted with applications to receive credit for education***

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    Technical Competency

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and DETAILED NARRATIVES of duties performed. Please feel free to contact CPT Schmid @ or 405-228-5590 to ensure you resume is in the correct format, before the announcement closes.

    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Military documentation verifying eligibility to join the OKANG, IF NOT a current member
    • Transcripts proving educational requirements met

    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.

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    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 .

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    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.

  • How to Apply
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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

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    Agency contact information Ashley Schmid



    OK 137th Special Operations Wing
    5624 Air Guard Drive
    Oklahoma City, OK 73179

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

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Full time
Salary Range
$45,000.00 - 79,000.00
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Oklahoma City, OK, US