Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Safety and Occupational Health Manager
Open Period:
09/07/2016 - 09/20/2016 Format MM/DD/YYYY
GS - 0018 12
USD $70,192 - USD $91,255
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Santa Fe, NM, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Allan Read


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This is a permanent position.
Marketing Statement:
The BLM manages more land - 245 million surface acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

This position is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Information about Santa Fe and the Santa Fe area can be found at Santa Fe, NM.

Physical Demands: Work requires incumbent to visit field locations and inspect working conditions in various remote locations. Considerable walking, climbing, and bending and operating a 4-wheel vehicle is sometimes involved. Travel by auto and air is frequent. The incumbent must be in good health to stand the rigors and variety of climatic and travel conditions and be capable of working in fully-contained protective equipment during extreme temperatures. Work that is performed in the office is mostly sedentary and administrative.

Work Environment: The work will involve time in the office and a considerable amount of time traveling and in the field. The incumbent is exposed to a wide variety of travel and climatic conditions. Travel may include flying in small aircraft or in helicopters and riding or driving over rugged terrain in remote areas. Temperatures may vary throughout the area and the year from +100 in the hot months and to subzero in the cold months. There may be exposure to unusual and potentially dangerous conditions, materials, and chemicals.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

1-3 days per month.


This position is located in the New Mexico State Office, Division of Support Services, and serves as the principal Occupational Safety and Health Manager for the geographical region of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. In consultation with the State Safety Committee, incumbent plans, develops and manages a region-wide Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA); and other legislation related to safety and health. Incumbent develops region-wide operational and functional policies and guidelines. Serves as technical consultant to the State Director, District/Field Office personnel, managers and supervisors in the areas of industrial hygiene, the Safety Management Information System (SMIS); prepares recommendations on budget, training schedules, meeting and interagency coordination to promote safety within the region; manages and maintains the Employee Safety Survey Database System for the region; ensures employee reports of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions are investigated, analyzed and evaluated within the time constraints afforded by the law; investigates all serious injuries and fatalities of BLM employees in the region; and prepares the State Office Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) in conjunction with other key management officials.

Qualifications and Evaluations

This position does not have an education requirement.  You must meet the specialized experience requirement to qualify for this position.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
  • Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Background Investigation Required
  • Education Requirements:
    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.  The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.  The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

    1)  Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, laws and regulations in conjunction with a Occupational Safety and Health Program.

    2)  Knowledge in and interpretation of OSHA standards.

    3)  Knowledge in the areas of statistical and trend analysis and other related safety topics that are necessary to coordinate efforts with natural resource programs and their activities.

    4)  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

    5)  Ability to perform independently with a high degree of initiative.
    Specialized Experience: applicants must meet the specialized experience in addition to any Basic Educational requirements if applicable.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-12 is described as:

    Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-­11 level is defined as assisting with the mplementation of overall Safety and Occupational Health Programs for an organization.  Managing Safety and Occupational Health projects involving hazardous operations and activities conducted by employees. Reviewing organizational programs to ensure they are in compliance with safety plans, policies, directives, and laws. Assisting organization in preparing safety project descriptions, budget requests, and resources. Providing guidance or assisting with investigations of safety incidents to help identify chain of events and root causes.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    Benefits and Other Info

    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
    Other Information:
    SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

    May require completion of a 1 year probationary period;

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or  ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

    CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

    Relocation or Recruitment Incentive has been authorized.

    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under NM Merit-2016-0111 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible.  You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

    Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:  1.  Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3.  Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

    Click on the button "Apply OnLine" and login to MY USAJOBS.

    If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

    If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

    Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

    If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office, Marilyn at 505-954-2087 or blm_nm_hr_vacancies@blm.gov.  If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
    Required Documents:
    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
    • For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans’ preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
    • For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    • For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
    For more information in which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.

    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

    Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.  

    UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.   Do not use both options.

    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
    Next Steps:
    You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.

    You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.