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Environment, Health, & Safety Officer III

Job ID: req1802
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute at Frederick provide comprehensive professional EHS services to employees working in general offices, industrial shops, experimental research laboratories, and animal care environments. Work is performed within the offices of the EHS Directorate and across the campus in various customer locations.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Safety Officer III will primarily be responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements on construction and maintenance projects as defined by Company requirements, industry standards, and contract obligations.  This position will encompass both quality assurance and quality control measures by identifying and minimizing project risks before, during, and following on site project activities.  The Safety Officer III will:

  • Represent the Company in a positive and professional manner in subcontractor and team interactions, serving as a primary point of contact for site health and safety
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure that health and safety requirements are incorporated effectively into project plans and activities
  • Review project designs, scope, specifications, and approach
  • Review qualifications of subcontractors
  • Review and develop safety plans
  • Provide oversight to ensure that project activities are completed according to safety plans and industry standards
  • Conduct site inspections to assess safety plan and industry standard adherence as well as identify risks
  • Take appropriate actions to mitigate risk
  • Identify safety deficiencies and track to acceptable corrective measures
  • Report and track health and safety incidents
  • Conduct accident investigations
  • Inspect and approve completed construction work to assure quality construction and adherence to project specifications and codes
  • Participates in emergency response efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, the candidate must minimally meet the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of related experience
  • Completion of OSHA 30 – Construction
  • Experience with safety plan development and review
  • Experience with construction site safety inspections
  • Experience with building inspections
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Familiarity with data entry and use of a variety of databases
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Knowledge and efficiency with relevant industry standards including but not limited to 29 CFR 1926, 29 CFR 1910, NFPA
  • Experience with accident investigations
  • Ability to independently coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail

JOB HAZARDS

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • This position is subject to working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearance
  • This position is subject to the environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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