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Safety and Occupational Health Specialist Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. VHA-17-AMGI-1973345-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $56,754.00 to $73,784.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/7/2017 Close Date 8/25/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-07 to 2017-08-25

  • Salary

    $56,754 to $73,784 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Series

    0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  1973345

OUR MISSION:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


The Safety and Occupational Health Specialist is responsible for conducting safety inspection for comprehensive safety, fire prevention, fire protection, and/or fire inspection programs for the medical center and its community Residential Care Program to maintain compliance with safety codes, standards, and regulations. The incumbent performs inspections of the entire medical center and construction work being performed buy contractors. Inspections of private homes used in the Community Residential Care Program, halfway houses, and homes used in the Homeless Veterans Program are also conducted. Inspections and surveys are conducted to assure that the area inspected conforms to applicable standards, as dictated in VA manuals, National Fire Protection Committee, and reviews all reported safety hazards and corrective actions, then reports those to the committee. Incumbent advises management and the general employee population of safety policies and action taken or needed such as to control hazards of asbestos, excessive noise, unsafe work practices that must be modified, and all safety and occupational health matters at the medical center. The specialist prepares, issues, and maintains follow-up control of all safety-related publications for the medical center.

Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday   

Position Description Title/PD#: Safety and Occupational Health Specialist / 8219

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from current permanent competitive service employees of the VACT Healthcare System and permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees. Status eligibles - current career or career-conditional federal employees with competitive status. Reinstatement eligibles, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, certain military spouses, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans with a 30% or more disability.

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: (203)932-5711x2795


VHA Connecticut HCS
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven

Fax: (203)937-4740

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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