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Safety Specialist - Mid/Experienced Level - Georgia Location
National Security Agency | Fort Gordon, Georgia
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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 NSA Georgia, Office of Occupational Health, Environmental, and Safety Services support the high tempo tactical mission by developing and implementing occupational health, environmental, safety and health programs and services to reduce risk and/or eliminating potential hazards affecting the workforce. Description of Position We are seeking an experienced safety professional to support our team as a Safety Specialist (Environmental Safety and Health). The successful candidate will be joining a small diverse group of NSA Georgia occupational health, mental health, public health, work life, safety, and health subject matter experts who manage programs and deliver services recognized as models in the intelligence community. The Safety Specialist will manage and implement mandated Environmental, Safety, Health and Fire Protection programs. This position is responsible for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, controlling, and eliminating hazards; preparing written reports with recommendations for corrective actions; delivering education and training solutions via multiple platforms; conducting accident investigations; and coordinating with building management, medical, industrial hygiene, fire protection, environmental, engineering and other external Fort Gordon 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; managing site environmental and sustainability programs, implementing and managing site emergency planning and preparedness programs and maintaining technical proficiency to provide up-to-date guidance on regulatory standards and industry best practices.
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 -Able to conduct and or coordinate Water Quality Surveillance programs with Eisenhower Army Medical Center Office of Preventive Medicine -Develop and maintain expertise in electrical safety and fall protection -Develop expertise to manage site emergency planning and preparedness programs including, maintaining current emergency operations program documents as well as maintain close relationships with Fort Gordon Directorate of Emergency Services -Able to communicate and coordinate fire prevention and protection programs and support with Fort Gordon Fire and Emergency Services -Able to oversee and coordinate with site Facility Contractor and Fort Gordon Environmental Services, environmental compliance programs including development, sustainability efforts and supporting documents 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), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), 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 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.
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
The Office of Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS) known as the NSA Medical Center, supports the mission by applying professional knowledge in Occupational Health, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Safety operating in accordance with all governing body regulations. OHESS personnel will provide clinical services, including emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, vision and preventative health screenings. Personnel will also provide technical, managerial, and administrative services to the entire workforce. Promoting, assessing and optimizing the health and safety of the NSA workforce and workplace is always priority.
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.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 may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
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.