The selectee for this position will serve as a Safety and
Occupational Health Specialist in the Operations Department, OTH
Remote Construction Branch of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND
Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will
be determined by duty location once a selection has been made.
This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier,
Djibouti, South Africa.
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The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
- Applying safety and occupational health regulations principles
or practices to resolve technical issues
- Implementing safety programs to reduce the frequency of
accidents or occupational illness
- Inspecting environmental conditions to identify hazards,
detecting risks and determining causal relationships
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this
0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to
successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
- Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide
sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which
you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for
evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to
this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific
when describing your experience.
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.
Must be able to obtain a final secret security clearance prior
to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level
of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to
obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in
the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce
Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training
and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field
Facilities Engineering at Level III. If you possess DAWIA
Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career
Field information in your resume.
Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but
must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.
Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.
Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing,
working in cramped positions, and climbing.
Work requires lifting and moving heavy items.
Work requires exposure to high noise levels.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as
helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and
safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical
and chemical agents are present. These agents may include, but are
not limited to: fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing
radiation and chemicals. Efforts to ensure worker safety include
engineering controls, training, work procedures, and medical
surveillance programs. Medical surveillance includes medical
examinations of workers.
Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States
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+)
This job does not have an education qualification