U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in Concord, Massachusetts

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This is a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District. The New England District encompasses the six New England states and employs approximately 500 professional civilian employees. 75 percent of the staff is stationed at the Concord, Massachusetts headquarters, while others serve at Corps projects and Construction area offices throughout the New England region.

About the surrounding area:

The District Headquarters is located in Concord, Massachusetts and is situated approximately 18 miles northwest of Boston, the capital of the state. Concord has the feel of a suburb with much historical flare. Not far from Concord Center is the Minute Man National Historical Park where the American Revolutionary battle of Concord-Lexington took place in 1775. Concord is part of the Boston metropolitan area with an estimated population of 4.6 million. The area includes lots of opportunities to participate in various cultural activities, view championship professional sports teams, and take advantage of the numerous nationally recognized high education institutions and health care facilities that reside in the Boston area.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position

Serve as principle assistant and advisor to the Safety and Occupational Heath Manager (SOHM) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - New England District (NAE) in executing the overall District Safety and Occupational Health Program. You will be a technical specialist responsible for educating, promoting, and encouraging the practice of safety while reducing unsafe acts and hazardous conditions. You will provide safety oversight on diverse assignments to include construction, environmental restoration, and hazardous waste site cleanup projects for both civil works and military projects. You will provide technical expertise during project design and specification development. You will advise both District and contractor employees on safe working procedures in accordance with Federal, State, local and professional safety and health standards. In the absence of the SOHM, incumbent assumes full responsibility for the mission, functions, and operation of the Safety and Occupational Health Program.

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Up to 25% business travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation may be paid.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Position requires overnight business travel 25% of the time.
  • Position requires a valid state driver's License.
  • Position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical.
  • Position requires a Background Investigation.
  • See other Requirements Below.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required:

To qualify at the GS-12 grade level you must have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as; 1) knowledge and experience with performing workplace inspection and surveys to identify safety and occupational health violations; 2.) development and implementation of a comprehensive safety and occupational health program to eliminate or control injury to personnel or damage to property and to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses; 3.) involvement in the evaluation and assessment of high-risk activities involving large-scale construction projects; environmental restoration and hazardous waste site cleanup activities; and marine work (to include dredging and diving activities); and 4.) development and implementation of training programs in safety or occupational health subjects for the following groups of individuals; workers, supervisors, Program Managers, and technical professionals.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Safety and Occupational Health Programs, policies, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Safety Procedures for Construction Sites
  • Skill in Identifying Workplace Hazards
  • Skill in Promoting Safety Education Training

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-11 grade (or equivalent).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of educations for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • This is a CP12 position.
Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472213700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $79,488.00 to $103,337.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0018-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Control Number: 472213700

Job Announcement Number: NEAI171290621974293