Occupational Safety and Health Specialist


Washington, DC

Purpose:Providing a safe and healthy work environment is the responsibility of all EOUSA and USAO staff and managers. Implementing the program throughout the USAOs is the primary concern of the EOUSA Occupational Safety and Health Official (OSHO). The program coordinates and oversees the training, duties, and guidance needed by District Occupational Safety and Health Coordinators (DOSHCs). Essential Job Functions: • Conduct safety and health surveys and inspections of EOUSA and USAO facilities to determine if the designated areas meet accepted standards for the safeguarding of life and health of employees. • Draft results of surveys and inspections to include detailed evaluations and recommendations for review and revision in accordance with the DOJ’s component officer’s comments. • Assist the Department in developing agency-wide policy standards and addressing the safeguarding of life and health within the Department’s facilities. Drafteddocumentation shall be presented to the EOUSA Safety Officer (Assistant Director, SEMS) for comment and revised in accordance with his guidance. Material developed must be in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Program standards as promulgated by the Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration. • Participate in inquiries on job-related injuries or accidents or reports of unsafe working conditions, and serve as the Office of Record Keeping for all work-related injuries and illness for both EOUSA and the USAOs. Approximately 1,200 phone, 600 email inquiries, and 95 reportable injuries are received and processed per year. • Conduct briefings, training classes and presentations on Safety and Health. Coordinate periodic Occupational Safety and Health Conferences at DOJ training facilities. • Take part in special projects and studies affecting the overall safety and health of personnel in and on the Department’s facilities and property. PositionRequirements: • All contractor personnel must possess a fully adjudicated Top Secret (Tier 5) Background investigation, have an interim Top Secret clearance granted by the DoD Consolidated Adjudication Facility or be currently enrolled in Continuous Evaluation at the Tier 5 Level. • BS/BA in related field (risk management, engineering, safety management, etc.) • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience developing and implementing safety and health programs for a diverse and geographically dispersed workforce • Experienced in OSHA and other United States Government safety regulations, analysis documentation, facility inspections, hazardous condition identification and proper corrective methods. Position Preferences: • Certification from recognized occupational health and safety body is also necessary for the position EEO/Drug Free Workplace Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Our company takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our company maintains a drug-free workplace. All offers of employment will be contingent on applicant passing a pre-employment drug screen