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Bureau of Reclamation Safety and Occupational Health Manager, GS-0018-13 in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

Summary Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Safety and Occupational Health Manager, GS-0018-13. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Duty Location: The final determination of the duty station for this position will be made by the selecting official at the time of the job offer. Flexibilities to work remotely in a virtual posture may be considered. Responsibilities Duty Locations include: Glendale, Arizona Yuma, Arizona Fresno, California Redding, California Sacramento, California Temecula, California Alamosa, Colorado Denver, Colorado Durango, Colorado Grand Junction, Colorado Lakewood, Colorado Loveland, Colorado Pueblo, Colorado Boise, Idaho Billings, Montana McCook, Nebraska Boulder City, Nevada Carson City, Nevada Albuquerque, New Mexico Bismarck, North Dakota Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Bend, Oregon Umatilla, Oregon Rapid City, South Dakota Austin, Texas El Paso, Texas Provo, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Yakima, Washington Mills, Wyoming Major Duties -Serves as a Reclamation Safety and Occupational Health Manager responsible for oversight of the Reclamation Load Handling Equipment (LHE), cranes, heavy equipment, highway safety, motor vehicle safety, specialized motorized equipment (e.g., all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), motorcycles, snowmobiles, snowcats), and trailer programs. Plans, organizes, directs, and controls the Reclamation safety and occupational health program related to LHE, cranes, heavy equipment, highway safety, and motor vehicles to facilitate compliance with Departmental, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards and directives, in addition to conducting inspections, training, accident investigations and reporting, and learning reviews. -Incumbent independently evaluates Reclamations LHE, crane, heavy equipment, highway safety, motor vehicle, specialized motorized equipment, and trailer programs. Reviews implementation and effectiveness of these programs across Reclamation through site visits, inspections, and assessments. Evaluates the effectiveness of safety and occupational health requirements related to these program areas in the work environment and assesses the degree of compliance with applicable regulations and standards. Based on assessments, inspections, and mishap investigations develops change or modifications of procedures, guidelines, or policies where necessary. -Develops, revises, and ensures accuracy for policies, guides, and instruction manuals related to LHE, cranes, heavy equipment, highway safety, motor vehicle safety, specialized motorized equipment, and trailers. Investigates LHE, crane, heavy equipment, highway safety, motor vehicle, specialized motorized equipment, and trailer mishaps and near misses and prepares a chronological narrative of factors contributing to the incident, including photographs, statements, and other reports. Develops conclusions and makes recommendations for elimination or control of hazards identified. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation. You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents). You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents). You must meet any minimum education and/or experience requirements (see Qualifications). You must submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements (see Qualifications/Education). You must live within 50 miles of an air port from official duty station. Who May Apply: 30% or More Disabled VeteransBureau of Reclamation Employees (Competitive)Bureau of Reclamation Employees (Non-Competitive)Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)Department of the Interior Employees (Competitive)Department of the Interior Employees (Non-Competitive)Federal Employees (Competitive Transfer)Federal Employees (Non-Competitive Transfer)Former Federal Employees (Competitive Reinstatement)Former Federal Employees (Non-Competitive Reinstatement)Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A)Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)Military SpousesMiscellaneous Appointing AuthoritiesPathways Program - Conversion EligiblePeace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA VolunteersPublic Lands Corps (PLC) Hiring AuthoritySpecial Hiring AuthoritiesVeterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Qualifications In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the education/and specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume. To qualify at the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 level in federal service having demonstrated specialized experience with managing safety or occupational health program elements and experience with safety or occupational health functions such as developing and recommending policy; applying laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters; developing standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards; developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses; analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards; designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards; inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards; and training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors if applicable, by 09/24/2021. Education This position does not allow substituting education for experience. Additional Information You may be required to serve an initial probationary period. Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and you may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit This position is designated as a MODERATE RISK Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Background Investigation (T2S or T2RS or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: Additional vacancies may be filled using this job announcement. Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here.