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Department Of Energy Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana


A successful candidate in this position will define, develop, initiate and coordinate planning and specialized safety activities necessary to optimize the design, construction, and operation features required to protect critical infrastructure facilities of the Department of Energy in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

The position is locatedin the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office in the Environmental, Safety & Health Division of the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.



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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

1) Managing safety and/or occupational health programs to ensure regulatory compliance and provide technical advisory; 2) Inspecting workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies, regulations and standards to identify existing or potential hazards; and 3) Analyzing or evaluating new and existing project, construction worksites, processes, products, standards, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. Knowledge of safety and occupational health regulations, practices, principles, standards, and techniques applicable to oil storage, pipeline operations, construction projects, facility operations, well drilling and wellhead workover operations.

Knowledge of analytical techniques such as job hazard and causal analysis sufficient to perform investigations of mishaps.

Ability to do root cause analysis for mishaps or near miss incidents.

Knowledge of industrial work processes, compressed gasses, flammable and combustible liquids, and other hazardous materials/substances associated with crude oil storage.

Knowledge of industrial hygiene, environmental and safety engineering, safety procedures, physiological and physiological elements and practices.

Skill in applying persuasion, negotiation, and motivational techniques to gain understanding and compliance with safety and occupational health policies and programs, eliminate hazards and violations, and achieve safe working conditions.

Skill in interpreting engineering drawings and specifications to identify potential hazardous conditions.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to consult with DOE and Contractor leadership and employees, review and present information, and prepare decision briefings, papers and reports.

Knowledge of oil storage methods and hazard classifications sufficient to minimize the potential of causing mishaps while in storage or movement through pipelines. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



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