Responsibilities Serve as a technical policy and procedures expert for emergency response and removal programs.
Review and interpret legislation and regulations, policies, and procedures developed by other EPA offices, federal agencies, and organizations that could impact the emergency response and removal program.
Provide expert policy, technical guidance in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
Represent the Preparedness and Response Operations Division (PROD) on inter-agency and intra-agency work-groups, boards, task forces related to program policy, exercise development and execution.
Conditions Of Employment
- If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
- You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
- Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.You will be required to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance.
You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as experience coordinating agency readiness and preparedness through implementation of an exercise and/or evaluation program.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
- Knowledge of issues concerning hazardous waste management and cleanup regulations.
- Knowledge of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and oil spill prevention under the Oil Pollution Act.
- Knowledge of the National Preparedness System (NPS) and Presidential Policy Directive 8.
- Knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
- Skill in oral communication.
- Skill in written communication.
- Skill in working with Senior Level Management Officials to attain goals and objectives of the organization.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To apply, please go the the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/547232200
Hazmat Trainer/Coordinator – Los Angles, CA
Posted: Oct 21, 2019
The UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH) is seeking an experienced hazmat professional to join our team! LOSH is a nationally recognized center providing training and support to promote safe and healthy work environments.
LOSH’s innovative, high-quality training reaches more than 1,000 English- and Spanishspeaking workers each year—in Southern California and beyond. LOSH leads the NIEHS-funded HazMat Training Consortium, collaborating with partners in the Western states from California to Alaska and west to the U.S.- affiliated Pacific Islands. We are a leader in the region, preparing workers for jobs in environmental cleanup and restoration, disaster response and recovery, and emerging “green” industries.
The HazMat Trainer/Coordinator will oversee Southern CA training initiatives to protect workers who handle hazardous materials, clean up hazardous waste, and respond to emergencies. S/he coordinates LOSH’s program of quality courses that meet the needs of workers covered by OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard and related state and federal standards.
- Planning and scheduling courses
- Outreach and enrollment
- Teaching modules
- Coordinating with consultant-instructors
- Maintaining training equipment and supplies
- Updating course curricula and materials
The position also involves collaborating with trainers from partner organizations throughout the Western region. Individuals with field experience in handling hazardous materials, hazardous waste cleanup and/or hazmat emergency preparedness and response and a passion for worker safety and worker training are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fore more information contact Kevin Rile at KRiley@irla.ucla.edu
If interested, apply at the following website: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1571679782921
Executive Director – Oakland
Posted: Oct 21, 2019
Worksafe is seeking an Executive Director to support our mission to prevent occupational injury, illness, and death by bringing justice to the workplace. The position is based in Oakland, California.
Worksafe is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the basic right of all people to a safe and healthy workplace. We engage in campaigns in coalition with worker organizations and activist networks to eliminate toxic chemicals and other hazards from the workplace. We advocate for protective worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for people who are injured on the job or suffer work-related illnesses, and we watchdog government agencies to ensure they enforce these laws.
In addition to advocacy and policy work, we are a support center for California legal aid organizations whose clients encounter workplace health or safety issues, workplace injuries, or retaliation for reporting unsafe work. We provide legal training, technical assistance, and advocacy support to legal aid programs who serve low-wage and immigrant workers, improving access to justice for workers who are most vulnerable to having their rights violated.
Worksafe’s Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership and vision, directing daily operations, and furthering the long term goals of the organization. We are seeking someone with experience leading a team, developing programs and campaigns, and fundraising. Candidates should thrive interfacing with diverse stakeholders including policy makers, government agencies, workers, advocates, and members of the media. Candidates should possess a strong desire to improve the health and safety of California’s workforce. The Executive Director is accountable to the Worksafe Board of Directors and conducts the business of the organization in accordance with board member guidance.
POSTED: September 19, 2019
DEADLINE: November 4, 2019 or until filled
If interested, please apply at following website: https://worksafe.org/about/careers.html
State Policy Director – Minneapolis, MN or Washington, D.C.
Posted: Oct 21, 2019
BGA unites fourteen of America’s largest and most influential labor unions and environmental organizations to identify ways that today’s environmental challenges can create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy.
The organization’s efforts center on the immediate need to develop commonsense solutions to our environmental challenges in a way that creates and maintains quality, family-sustaining jobs across the economy. Our staff and supporters design public policies, perform research, and run public education and advocacy campaigns to advocate for practical solutions; facilitate dialogue between environmentalists, union members and other stakeholders; and educate America’s labor union members and environmentalists about the economic and environmental impacts of climate change and the job-creating opportunities of environmental protections.
Job Summary: The State Policy Director is responsible for overseeing BGA’s state policy development aimed at building a clean economy with quality jobs, including working with state-based and program staff to identify legislative and policy opportunities, develop strategic policies to achieve organizational objectives, and to develop advocacy efforts around these policies on the state level. The State Policy Director also liaises between BGA staff and partners on the state level and in Washington, D.C. to coordinate BGA’s state policy objectives. The State Policy Director reports to the Executive Vice President, but works closely with BGA Senior Leadership to develop and execute these state objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develops and oversees implementation of a multi-state plan to move state-level policies on climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency, workforce and labor standards, and more;
- Works with the Executive Vice President to build the State Policy team, collaborating with all team members, to develop state-specific plans, including identifying policy and legislative opportunities and development of policy initiatives and language;
- Provides policy expertise on a variety of issues for state-based staff, including providing training/education for on-the-ground coalition members and working with national BGA and partner staff;
- Becomes a content-matter specialist in the program areas, conducts policy analysis, and produces content, including talking points, testimony, blogs, policy position papers, and social media content;
- Works closely with D.C- and state-based staff to make connections between national, state-specific, and multi-state objectives;
- Identifies and seeks new program opportunities, including proposal development, meeting with potential funders, and grant reporting;
- Builds relationships with and serves as a liaison between national or D.C.-based partners and staff and state-level policy and organizing efforts, ensuring regular communications and updates on BGA initiatives among staff and partner organizations; and
- Other duties as required.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in public-policy related field required, Master’s degree preferred;
- Seven to 10 years experience in policy development and engagement, including identifying and drafting policy, engaging stakeholders, and building coalitions for moving state-level policies;
- Policy expertise in climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency, manufacturing and/or workforce issues required, as well as a background in state-level policy development;
- Familiarity and/or previous experience working with labor unions and/or the environmental movement preferred;
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with a self-starting attitude and a strong orientation to building collaborative structures;
- Ability to navigate complex organizations and build strong coalitions around policy development and advocacy;
- Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment;
- Location in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or Washington, D.C. preferred;
- Ability to travel to multiple states and Washington, D.C.; and
- A deep commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance.
Additional Information: Salary range commensurate with experience, generous benefits package that includes medical and dental, 401k with company match, generous vacation and holidays, and a friendly work environment.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jennifer Bakkom‐Gatzke (email@example.com). Please write “State Policy Director” in the subject line. Position open until filled.