You will serve as an Explosives Safety Specialist in the Safety Branch, Mission Support Division of the NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY (NRL).
The Safety Branch is responsible for the management of the occupational Safety and Health, Explosives Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Material Control and Management, and Radiation Safety Programs associated with the NRL research mission.
The Specialist shall manage, administer, lead, advise on, and perform explosives safety work to ensure the protection of personnel, facilities, and activities which engage in research involving ammunition, explosives, energetic materials, and other related hazardous materials.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5/10) or pay band (NO-2) in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing some or all of the following duties: 1) overseeing explosives safety programs, assessments, testing and inspections; 2) designing policies and procedures to ensure safety during the use of unstable materials and minimize exposure to facilities and personnel; 3) assisting in analyses related to ammunitions, blasts, energetic materials and ordnance; 4) overseeing the management of explosives and ordnance maintenance, storage and disposition; 5) providing technical advice related to explosives safety in the form of training and safety assessments and; 6) determining levels of compliance to regulations and applying new regulations to organizational explosives safety.
This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates.
The selective placement factor is: required experience calculating explosives safety quantity-distance (ESQD) requirements and arcs.
See Education section for education substitution details.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. 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.