Safety and Occupational Health Specialist
Arlington, VA 
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Safety and Occupational Health Specialist
Arlington, VA, USA Req #3549
Friday, March 19, 2021
The Safety and Occupational Health Specialist directs, coordinates, plans, administers, and evaluates a comprehensive program of overseas facilities occupied by Department employees and family members and serves as an advisor to program managers, analyzing and resolving diverse, high safety risk hazards.
* Plans, organizes, administers and conducts a scheduled series of comprehensive surveys of office buildings, laboratories, printing plants, residences, warehouses and other facilities to determine nature and extent of SHEM hazards and exposure.
* Plans, organizes, administers and conducts a scheduled series of comprehensive technical, programmatic and operational oversight assessments of office buildings, printing plants, maintenance shops, warehouses, residences and other facilities to determine nature and extent of SHEM hazards and exposures at posts to develop solutions for hazard abatement.
* Works with post management to provide direction for hazard abatement and identifies avenues to fund such efforts. Estimates the cost of implementing recommendations or changes and establishes priority relative to corrective action.
* Educates personnel at all staffing levels and their families on SHEM matters to ensure understanding of the basis and criticality of SHEM program implementation, along with education on identifying and eliminating or controlling risk.
Educates post officials to enable them to perform their functions and meet responsibilities.
* Trains employees in applicable safety, health and environmental topic areas.
* Enters collected data into database applications based on posts visited, and tracks post SHEM program implementation using the system.
* Prepares reports and makes recommendations for hazard abatement that account for technical and cultural aspects, logistical challenges, and economic constraints for a broad range of operational, worksite, and residential situations.
* Recommends and specifies equipment to protect employees and the public from safety and occupational health hazards.
* Investigates employee and resident suggestions or complaints regarding safety, health and environmental hazards.
Recommends methods to eliminate or alleviate concerns.
* Develops and maintains statistical data relative to loss prevention. Analyzes mishap statistics and investigative reports to compare incident rates, evaluates economic loss due to damaged property, severity of injuries sustained and environmental conditions surrounding mishaps; isolates casual factors and devises measures to control hazards detected.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
* Must be a U.S. citizen;
* A minimum of five (5) years fulfilling the duties of a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist or equivalent experience;
* Possesses practical knowledge to independently develop new, innovative alternative solutions/ recommendations to address technical/programmatic/policy/operational issues at posts in a geographically dispersed work environment. This knowledge is applied to develop or extend, recommend, and carry out significant hazard control techniques that will minimize or eliminate unsafe and unhealthy activities and conditions directly affecting the safety and health of personnel and their families overseas;
* Knowledge of practical engineering methods and controls to mitigate or eliminate safety and health hazards;
* Utilizes various guidelines such as OSHA standards and technical publications, ANSI standards, EPA technical documents, laws and regulations, as well as NSC and ASSE references. Guidelines may provide only part or perhaps none of the information required to meet job objectives, particularly in overseas operations where innovative solutions may be required to reduce risk;
* Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
* Must be able to work in a collaborative, team environment;
* Advanced knowledge of and experience with administrative and program management functions;
* Working knowledge of MS Office suite and/or other general office applications;
* Ability to develop and present training that encompasses the broad spectrum of the health, safety, and environmental arena for a range of educational levels. Knowledge of risk communication to analyze and extrapolate complex technical information into a simplified easily understood format for use in training activities;
* Ability to communicate cogently and succinctly, both orally and in writing, to work effectively with all management levels, the foreign affairs community, and other safety, health and environmental professionals to provide and obtain expert guidance, defend and justify recommendations, and report issues;
* Knowledge of communications and human relations techniques sufficient to successfully convince, encourage, persuade and motivate Diplomatic and senior management officials to support integration of SHEM principles, concepts and standards into the Department's overseas operations.

LEVEL OF EFFORT
Hours for this full time position will be the core hours of the Department of State: 40 hours a week, 8 hours per day.
SUPPLEMENTAL HOURS
The position may require additional hours outside the standard CONUS (or OCONUS hours if any) as listed in the "Level of Effort"
section of the SOW. Supplemental hours may not be used without prior authorization of the Contracting Officer's Representative.

TRAVEL
Travel may be required for this position; however, the Contracting Officer's Representative must approve all travel prior to the commencement thereof. The work is mostly sedentary. However, frequent international travel for periods less than 30 consecutive calendar days per trip is required, which can be extremely taxing both physically and psychologically, may involve long transits, layovers and time zone dislocation, and may involve multiple modes of air, land, rail, and water transportation to reach final destinations. There is considerable walking while traveling and the contractor must be capable of bending, crouching, stretching, etc., when making site visits. The preponderance of the work is performed in an office-type setting, with adequate lighting, heating/cooling, ventilation, and protection from the elements. However, conditions in overseas posts/facilities may vary depending on the stage of construction and the location.
Travel may be to countries which typically do not have the same sanitary, healthcare, and environmental conditions that exist in
most of the United States. Medical precautions in the form of inoculations or other preventive medicines are routinely required. Some
overseas locations require special precautions regarding food and water consumption and personal safety.
The contractor must be available for overseas travel for extended periods of time, and to work extended work hours in conjunction
with contractor schedules while at overseas project sites.
The contractor must be physically able, with reasonable and realistic accommodation where appropriate, and agreeable to conduct onsite investigation of facilities, project sites and building systems in a variety of climates, site locations, and working conditions.
US citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a Top SECRET clearance

NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job.

The ALL NATIVE GROUP companies offer a rewarding career experience. In addition to dynamic career opportunities, we provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, retirement funding, as well as ongoing training and professional development.

We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees. As subsidiaries of a Native-owned corporation with offices around the world, ALL NATIVE GROUP companies are proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace and respect the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.

The ALL NATIVE GROUP companies are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

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SBA 8(a), SDB Certified, HubZone, Buy Indian Certified Native American Tribally-owned company
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  • Job Family xxSecurity & Safety Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Arlington, VA, USA
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