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Safety and Occupational Health Manager (Diego Garcia Vacancy Announcement No.: DG-002-2023)
April 3, 2023

SALARY: OG-12: $28,880.00 – $44,549.00 PER ANNUM
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All eligible candidates on and off island


  1. Appointment is temporary not to exceed one year. Appointment may be extended at management’s discretion.
  2. Initial tour of duty is 12 months. Employee will be eligible for return travel at the end of the tour, if granted an additional tour.
  3. Grade shown is equivalent to GS-12.
  4. Full performance level of this position is OG-12, which is equivalent to GS-12.
  5. Overseas differential (25% of the base pay) and year-end bonus are in addition to the base pay shown above.
  6. Salary shown above includes Misc Benefits Allowance.
  7. Minimum age is 21 years old
  8. Must have a valid Driver’s License.

DUTIES: Serves as safety and occupational health manager at NAVSUPPFAC Diego Garcia. Plans, organizes, administers, and evaluates a comprehensive NAVOSH program involving diverse ground aviation, explosive, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, diving operations, medical health services, vehicle/traffic and industrial safety and occupational health responsibilities. As safety and occupational health manager, directly serves the Commanding Officer by implementing safety goals and objectives, and NAVOSH Program requirements for island tenant commands. Develops and revises safety and occupational health instructions, rules and regulations to conform with new, expanded or updated policies, procedures and safety standards promulgated by higher authority, applicable to ground aviation operations, diving operations, vehicle, traffic and industrial safety, and fleet activities, and seeks cooperation of supervisors to eliminate unsafe working conditions and mechanical risks. Cooperates with and provides advice to supervisors on the proper selection and placement of personnel from a safety standpoint. Plans and carries out surveys evaluating aircraft servicing operations, including rescue and firefighting vehicles and support equipment. Inspects two hangars, a runway and taxiway (alternate runway) which provide diverse aviation services; arresting gear facilities; a fuel storage facility; maintenance shops; supply warehouses; photographic laboratory; all roads; and diverse contractor operations. Prepares survey reports identifying unsafe operations and conditions, specifying corrective actions required. Conducts OSH inspections/surveys of facilities, equipment and operations and determines unsafe/unhealthful working conditions, deficiencies and evaluations. Prepares the results of the OSH inspection/surveys, and provides recommendations to supervisors to meet the requirements of applicable safety codes, regulations and standards; conducts follow-up inspections to ensure compliance or corrective actions are taken. Evaluates a wide variety of hazardous operations related to installation mission including disassembly and assembly of aircraft; storage; use and movement of toxic and flammable materials (gases, chemicals); explosives; loading and fueling of aircraft; photographic materials processing; repair, calibration and testing of electrical and electronic equipment; transportation of material; polyurethane painting of aircraft; and isocyanate (foam in place) packing. Investigates, analyzes and prepares reports of occupational and motor vehicle mishaps and provides consultation in the planning, identifying and control of and compliance with Navy OSH regulations and procedures of OSHA. Develops and conducts a comprehensive NAVOSH ground safety education program through formal training sessions, guest lectures, and supervisor-employee discussions. Prepares training materials and conducts OSH training courses. Publicizes safety articles and disseminates safety educational materials to departments and tenant commands. Serves as the Confined Space Safety Program Manager (CSSPM). Trains gas free engineer technicians for the command and squadrons. Ensures the safety of personnel working in confined spaces, flammable atmospheres, oxygen deficient areas, and toxic contaminated areas. Serves as the command’s Respiratory Protection Program Manager (RPPM). Administers and monitors the Hazardous Material Control and Management (HMC&M) Program to ensure that all employees who work with Hazardous Materials are informed of potential exposure hazards and protective safeguards.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Applicants must meet the following qualification requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Manual:

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.



If qualifying using education to meet all or part of the education requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM’s General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at – http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html


Specialized Experience: Experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Managing safety or occupational health program elements.
  • Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.
  • Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.
  • Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.
  • Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.
  • Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.
  • Designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.
  • Inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.
  • Training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.
  • Work in occupational fields such as industrial hygienist, safety engineer, fire prevention engineer, health physicist, and occupational health nurse.



Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination meets the requirements. Applicants may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.

For more information on qualifications, see the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) General Schedule (GS) Qualification Standards (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/), individual occupational requirements for GS positions Safety and Occupational Health Management Series Safety and Occupational Health Management Series 0018 (opm.gov)

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS (TIG): A minimum period of 52 consecutive weeks in grade is required to be eligible for promotion to the next higher grade within OG-05 to OG-12, inclusive.



EVALUATION FACTORS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  1. Knowledge of recognized and accepted safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures and standards applicable to a full range of complex safety am occupational health management responsibilities at a Naval installation (Support Facility) required in the planning, organizing, directing, operating and evaluating of a safety and occupational health program related to ground aviation and support, diving operations, vehicular/traffic safety, stevedoring, construction, vehicle maintenance, hazardous waste disposal, industrial, commercial and recreational operations.
  2. Knowledge of aviation and ground maintenance work processes, field support equipment, air facility ground operations, facilities and runway maintenance techniques, industrial work processes, shop machinery design including guarding, material handling procedures and compressed gases sufficient to evaluate and determine causal factors contributing to mishaps and resulting in hazardous working conditions.
  3. Knowledge of methods, processes and functions such as those normally available and provided by a Navy Support Facility such as stevedoring, construction, major vehicle maintenance hazardous waste disposal, water treatment plant operations, fuel storage and transfer, diesel electric power plant operations, pest control, solid waste, fire protection and boat operations and maintenance.
  4. Knowledge of industrial construction standards, methods, practices, techniques, materials, equipment, and utility systems sufficient to determine compliance with building safety standards and to device hazard control measures applicable to air station ground facilities and supporting industrial shops.
  5. Knowledge of physiological, psychological and ergonomic factors sufficient to develop a viable and vigorous safety and occupational health education activity for supervisors and employees, to motivate personnel including maintenance types to apply safe working practices, and to persuade supervisors to accept changes or modifications where required to achieve a safe working environment.
  6. Knowledge of pertinent elements and engineering physical science, ergonomics, psychology, industrial hygiene, physiology, sociology and other scientific and technological fields which contribute to the achievement of comprehensive safety and occupational health objectives.
  7. Knowledge of pertinent elements and engineering physical science, ergonomics, psychology, industrial hygiene, physiology, sociology and other scientific and technological fields which contribute to the achievement of comprehensive safety and occupational health objectives.
  8. Skills to plan, develop, organize, control and evaluates a program designed to minimize hazards in land and air transportation and general base environment.
  9. Knowledge in proper evaluation and implementation of a comprehensive NAVOSH program, safety and occupational health goals and objectives.
  10. Skills in conducting OSH inspections, surveys of facilities, equipment and operations to determine unsafe/unhealthful working conditions, deficiencies and evaluations.
  11. Skills in preparing results of the OSH inspections/surveys and provides recommendations to supervisors to meet the requirements of applicable safety codes, regulations and standards. Follow-up inspections to ensure compliance or corrective actions are taken.
  12. Ability to investigates, analyzes and prepares reports of occupational and motor vehicle mishaps and provides consultation in the planning, identifying and control of and compliance with NAVOSH regulations and procedures of OSHA.
  13. Skills to develop and conduct a comprehensive NAVOSH ground safety education program through formal training sessions, guest lectures, and supervisor-employee discussions.
  14. Ability to prepare training materials, publicize and disseminates safety articles or educational materials to departments and tenant commands.


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY: Resumes must be received via email at Human Resources Office, applydiegogarcia@us.navy.mil by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants will receive email confirmation that documents were received. Please consider file size limitations when emailing. Recommend applicants list all the documents that are included in their application. All applications must show the announcement number and grades applying for. Do not submit copies of position/job descriptions, training certificates or other extraneous material not requested. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make a copy of the application attachments for future use AND the documents are formatted properly (Word document or PDF). Each applicant is responsible for submitting complete information on his/her qualifications to include an accurate description of experience and dates of experience. Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements as of the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit required information or to meet the closing may result in a loss of consideration for the position for which you are applying.


  1. OF 612 – Optional Application for Federal Employment, resume, or other written format. Those using a resume or other written format should refer to the flyer OF 510 – “Applying for a Federal Job” for required information.
  2. Resume and alternative forms of applications MUST contain the following:
    • Announcement number, title and grade of the job for which you are applying.
    • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers; Social security Number; country of citizenship
    • Education: Name of high school, city, state and date of diploma or GED; name of college and/or university, city state; majors with type and year of any degrees received.
    • Highest Federal civilian grade held (also give job series and dates held*); proof of reinstatement eligibility, if applicable.
    • Work Experience: Job title, duties and accomplishments, employer’s name and address; supervisor’s name and phone number; starting and ending dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, & salary. Include all relevant experience, whether it was paid or volunteer work. Do not send copies of job descriptions, personal endorsements or other unsolicited material. If you do not wish us to contact your present employer, please state clearly.
    • Other Qualifications: List dates and titles of job-related training courses, certificates, licenses, honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
    • An original signature and date.
  3. Supplemental Experience Statement or separate sheet addressing KSA’s (knowledge, skills & abilities) as required by the announcement.
  4. SF-50 copy – Submit if current or previous Federal employee or reinstatement eligible. NAF employees must provide most recent copy of Personnel Action Report (PAR) and HRSCPR 12300. CIPMS employees must provide a copy of the SF-50 which shows the appointment into a position covered by CIPMS and the most recent SF-50.

Evaluation will be based on OPM approved qualification standards for the specific occupational series. Selective Factors, if identified, are part of the minimum qualification requirements and will be used for determining basic eligibility in that they represent knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. Applicants who do not meet a selective factor are ineligible for further consideration.

EDUCATION: All substitutions of education for experience will be made in accordance with OPM approved qualification standards. A person desiring to qualify on the basis of substituting education for experience, or when education is a basic requirement for the position, must provide documentation or proof that he/she has met the education provisions. (Such as: official transcripts OR statement from institution’s registrar, dean, or other appropriate official.) Applicants will be required to include evidence that foreign education is comparable to education received at accredited educational institutions in the United States.

EVALUATION METHOD: Information contained in the application to include KSAs and performance appraisal will be used to determine basic eligibility and to identify the best qualified candidates. For each work experience, if you describe more than one type of work, provide the approximate percentage of time you spent doing each.


  • This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
  • The filling of positions is subject to referrals and placement from regulatory placement programs.
  • If circumstances warrant, management may decide at any time to cancel a vacancy, change the area of consideration, and/or the number of positions to be filled. The selecting official is entitled to select any certified candidate, to non-select all candidates or to select from other sources during the recruitment process.
  • These announcements may serve to provide a supply of qualified applicants for the immediate vacancy and subsequent vacancies or for any other similar vacancies at the same command.
  • It is a violation of 181 USC 1719 to use postage paid government envelopes to mail job applications. Facsimile or email applications will not be accepted, unless otherwise authorized.