Army National Guard
$64,290.00 to $83,580.00
Open & closing dates
$64,290 to $83,580 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
National Guard & Reserves
Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This position is for a Safety Specialist, Position Description Number D0695000 located in the Army National Guard (ARNG) STARC Headquarters, Aviation and Safety Office (Model A) / Safety and Occupational Health Office (Model B), Ground Safety Section at HQ 78TH AVN TC-Marietta, GA.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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.
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As a Safety Specialist, GS-0018-11, you will:
Implement plans, policies and procedures to comply with DOD, DA, OSHA and NGB safety regulations and directives.
Provide technical expertise to managers and supervisors in establishing techniques and procedures for the elimination or control of unsafe behaviors, environments and hazards.
Plan and conduct periodic and unscheduled surveys and inspections of all ARNG facilities including ammunition storage, warehouse, and equipment maintenance facilities, to determine compliance with OSHA standards.
Assign risk assessment codes, and prepares abatement plans and time frames of elimination of hazards.
Evaluate the effectiveness of organizational safety programs through activity visits.
Develop countermeasure programs to prevent or reduce accidents and hazardous conditions.
Coordinate with operating activities to provide safety training, and ensures safety awareness throughout the ARNG.
Prepare or assist supervisors in preparing materials for safety meetings.
Maintain close liaison with federal, state, municipal, and private industry to obtain safety materials and to facilitate adaptation of industrial safety practices to military methods.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Open only to current, on-board (permanent/indefinite) GA ARNG technicians.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management
Occupational Health And Safety Specialists
Occupational Health Specialists
Occupational Safety Specialists
Specialists, Occupational Health
Specialists, Occupational Safety
Conditions of Employment
National Guard Membership is required.
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.
Open only to current, on-board (permanent/indefinite) GA ARNG technicians.
Must already be a member of the GA Army National Guard.
Applicant must have the military rank of O3 or above.
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Military Grades: O3 or above
Compatible Military Assignments: 01A
Other Requirements - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.
Experience in scientific or technical work that provided an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the safety and occupational health field. Creditable general experience must have demonstrated the achievement of knowledge equivalent to the education described above.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months of specialized experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.
If you are using Education to qualify for this position, Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
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 ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
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
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
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):
Knowledge of a wide range of occupational safety concepts, principles, practices, laws and regulations to perform complex administrative responsibilities; advise and train managers and supervisors in appropriate methods and techniques to control or eliminate unsafe behaviors and environments throughout the state ARNG; serve as technical advisor; and draft and prepare regulatory supplements; and assist in preparing plans, objectives, procedures and regulations.
Knowledge and skill sufficient to evaluate safety procedures in such diversified areas as facility/construction, munitions, weapons, ranges, fire, and transportation.
Skill to identify occupational safety requirements and the need for implementation of new policies, plans standards and methods to ensure the safety of personnel, working environments, equipment and facilities within the ARNG.
Knowledge required to identify procedures which prevent, eliminate or reduce environmental hazards, and evaluate the effectiveness of safety methods and procedures.
Ability to evaluate and analyze a variety of data such as accident frequency, causes, safety survey reports, unit operations, utilization of current safety data, preaccident and rescue planning, etc., to ensure adequacy and effectiveness of the accident prevention effort.
Background checks and security clearance
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 duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents: You must provide transcripts.
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
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: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10116134
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.
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Agency contact information
GA 78th Aviation Troop Command
1000 Halsey Avenue Hangar 300
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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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An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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Army National Guard
Website : http://www.arng.army.mil/