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Naval Facilities Engineering Command SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST in United States

Summary You will serve as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in the Operations Department, OTH Remote Construction Branch of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC. Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty station location once a selection has been made. This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. This is a full-time temporary assignment not to exceed 1 year. Responsibilities You will identify and resolve highly complex problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods and develops, integrates and implements solutions to diverse, highly complex problems across multiple areas and disciplines. You will be the technical authority for planning, developing, organizing, administering, evaluating and coordinating a comprehensive safety/occupational health program for all assigned areas in diverse, high-risk operations and functions. You will resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements using safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Utilizing knowledge of Safety and Occupational health principles, practices, standards, and abatement measures to manage an Occupational Health program; 2) Utilizing knowledge of practical engineering methods and techniques, energy trace and barrier analysis to evaluate and resolve occupational Safety and Health programs; 3) Analyzing safety design features and specification to identifying and control hazardous construction processes and equipment usage; 4) Developing command policy on wide range of safety and occupational health activities inherent to Occupational Safety and Health program. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions. The position may be required to provide immediate contingency support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for the environment in which this support is provided. Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay. Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain international work experience. Professional development by working in an area at the forefront of construction and community growth. High potential for overtime pay. Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location) Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days) Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay (beginning day 43+) Education Additional Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. Relocation expenses are NOT authorized. PCS expenses are NOT authorized. Recruitment incentives are NOT authorized. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position. PPP applicants will be placed at the FPL, if determined Well Qualified (WQ). To receive priority consideration, the FPL must be the same grade level or equivalent of the retained grade or the grade held immediately prior to separation.