Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/7/2018
Job Category:
Physical Labor
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$45,972 - $73,105
Safety Specialist - Entry Level - 30000996
(This job is no longer available)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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Job Description

 
NSA Overview

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation.  The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense.  The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes.  The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information. Occupational safety and health professionals in the Office of Occupational Health, Environmental, and Safety Services support the mission by developing and implementing safety and health standards and regulations to eliminate risk and/or reduce potential hazards.

Description of Position

We are seeking entry-level and experienced safety professionals to support our team as a Safety Specialist or Safety Engineer. The successful candidate will be joining a globally dispersed team of Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) professionals who manage programs that are recognized as models in the intelligence community.

This position is responsible for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, controlling, and eliminating hazards; preparing written technical reports with recommendations for corrective actions; evaluating management systems in accordance with international auditing protocols; delivering education and training solutions via multiple platforms; conducting accident investigations; and coordinating with building management, medical, industrial hygiene, fire protection, environmental, and engineering professionals to resolve issues that impact the health and well-being of the workforce. 

Additional duties include interpreting safety and health codes, standards, and regulations; conducting design reviews for new construction, building renovations, and new equipment/system procurements; maintaining technical proficiency to provide up-to-date guidance on regulatory standards and industry best practices; and possible contract maintenance.
 
Skills
 
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning and strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills who is:

- Able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment
- Well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments
- Willing to take the initiative
- Willing to be innovative to achieve success

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Occupational Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management, Safety Engineering, or Safety sciences; however, other related degrees with appropriate experience and/or coursework validation will be considered.  Recognition as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Graduate Safety Professional (GSP), or Construction Safety & Health Technician (CHST) is highly preferred. Candidates not already certified must be working towards certification within 24 months of employment. 

Must demonstrate application of scientific principles and techniques to identify and evaluate exposures and mitigate risks. Must demonstrate effective people skills, specifically the ability to understand and moderate responses in a way that builds trust and respect with diverse customer sets. Additional skills required include experience in fall protection and tower climbing, proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, proficient speaking and writing skills, and the ability to quickly integrate and excel in a team setting. This position requires lifting (not to exceed 50 pounds), climbing of ladders, and some outside survey work.
 
Qualifications
 
Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (Entry/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree and no experience.

Degree must be in a Safety-related field (e.g., Occupational Health, Safety Engineering, Safety Management, Public Safety, Fire Protection Engineering, and Emergency Management); however, a degree in any field is acceptable with a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification. Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) is required without a Bachelor's degree.

Relevant experience must be in the safety arena (e.g., safety engineering, safety management, industrial hygiene, or fire protection engineering) or emergency management. Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Graduate Safety Professional (GSP), or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) is preferred. Certification as a firefighter/fire officer or police officer by a local accreditation body shall be acceptable in lieu of AEM or CEM.

Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience.

Degree must be in a Safety-related field (e.g., Occupational Health, Safety Engineering, Safety Management, Public Safety, Fire Protection Engineering, Emergency Management); however, a degree in any field is acceptable with a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification, or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification.

Relevant experience must be in the safety arena (e.g., safety engineering, safety management) or emergency management. Associate Safety Professional (ASP), or Graduate Safety Professional (GSP), or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) is preferred. Certification as a firefighter/fire officer or police officer by a local accreditation body shall be acceptable in lieu of AEM or CEM.

Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (Senior)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree must be in a Safety-related field (e.g., Occupational Health, Safety Engineering, Safety Management, Public Safety, Fire Protection Engineering, Emergency Management); however, a degree in any field is acceptable with a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification, or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification.

Relevant experience must be in the safety arena (e.g., safety engineering, safety management) or emergency management. Associate Safety Professional (ASP), or Graduate Safety Professional (GSP), or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) is preferred. Certification as a firefighter/fire officer or police officer by a local accreditation body shall be acceptable in lieu of AEM or CEM.
 
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
 
On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.
 
How To Apply - External
 
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov.

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.


This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position.  Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.
 
DCIPS Disclaimer
 
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
 
 

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.