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Announcement Number:
OS-6040-19-CD-078(MP)
Hiring Agency:
Office of the Secretary of the Interior
Position Title:
Safety and Occupational Health Manager
Open Period:
05/16/2019 - 05/30/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0018 15
Salary:
USD $134,629 - USD $166,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
GS-15
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Denver, CO, US
Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Carol Daniels
703-787-1074
Human.Resources5@bsee.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Excepted service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Family of overseas employees
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA, Special Hiring Authorities, ICTAP/CTAP)
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

The Department of the Interior protects and manages the Nation's natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.

Summary:

The position is located in the Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Secretary (OS), Office of Occupational Safety and Health, in either Washington, DC or Denver, CO.  The incumbent serves as the Department’s expert and technical authority in overseeing and coordinating the DOI Evaluation Program, all Safety Program components, and Voluntary Protection Programs for the Office of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).


There is one vacancy for either Washington, DC or Denver, CO.


Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Travel may be required 6-10 nights per month.

Duties

At the full performance level GS-15 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:



  • Serve as a senior technical expert for DOI on all aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSAHP).  Responsible for the management, oversight and coordination of the DOI Safety Evaluation Program, Voluntary Protection Programs, and all other components of the DOI Safety Program.

  • Set DOI policy for OHS, assess the quality of the program, and ensure that the Department has an established evaluation program.

  • Develop long term plans and analyze statistics with bureau safety professionals to assure they are consistent with Departmental policy.

  • Manage and coordinate the Department’s Evaluation Program with bureau managers, and provide guidance to bureau staff.

  • Chair the Safety and Health Council.  Provide leadership and facilitate coordination among the Bureau Occupational Health and Safety Programs throughout the Department’s DASHO Council and Safety and Health Council.

  • Direct Department-wide initiatives that increase safety and health awareness, and promote safety as an organization value.

  • Represent the Department and coordinate with other departments, agencies, and organizations nation-wide on safety and occupational health matters.

  • As the Washington DC point-of-contact, provide advice and guidance on all facets of the DOI Occupational Safety and Health Program in facilitating and expediting activities and programs.



The Office of Occupational Heath and Safety has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for limited telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.


Salary Information


Denver, CO:  $134,629 - $166,500 per annum.   


Washington, DC:  $137,849 - $166,500 per annum.


First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.


 


Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/
Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Education Requirements:

    There is no education substitution at this grade level.

    Evaluations:

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 


    Planning and Evaluation – Ability to plan and evaluate a national and worldwide safety and occupational health program, and extensive long-range programs and projects. Skill in developing innovative approaches, to meet the goals and objectives of an agency which are mission critical.


    Technical Knowledge – Knowledge of occupational safety and health methods and techniques in order to evaluate and resolve safety problems where standard methods are not readily applicable. Expert knowledge of analysis techniques and performance metrics in order to establish an evaluation process and manage a safety evaluation program. Ability to advise others on technical issues. 


    Communication – Skill in expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates and open exchange of ideas.


    Leadership and Mentoring– Ability to effectively plan and assign work, set priorities, prepare schedules for completion of work, give advice and counsel, make recommendations for promotion, awards and appointments and identify development and training needs. 

    Qualifications:

    Applicants MUST meet all four (4) specialized experience and your experience MUST be clearly written in your resume.


    Specialized Experience - To qualify for the GS-15, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:  (1) Manage a Federal government or private industry occupational health and safety program at an organization-wide level;  (2) serve as a technical authority on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations, responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance for an agency’s/organization’s occupational safety and health program; (3) review and assess an occupational safety and health program, monitor the effectiveness of the program, and recommend improvements, or corrective action for issues; and (4) provide guidance and advice to peers and subordinates on occupational safety and health products and services.


    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
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    Agency Benefits:

    A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.

    Other Information:

    Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. 

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

    The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report.  In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior.  This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment.  DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity.  Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work.  All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

    NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.


    A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    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 www.usajobs.gov. 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 www.usajobs.gov and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

    If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Monster Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Required Documents:

    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at
    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

    Your application package must include:  (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.


    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under VEOA or VRA, must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).


    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability, you are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 30% or more.


    You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position. 

    Next Steps:
    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.