Safety Program Coordinator (Internal Candidates Only) at U.S. Embassy June 2021

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Safety Program Coordinator (Internal Candidates Only) at U.S. Embassy June 2021


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Employees of the Mission – This includes U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who are assigned under COM – All Agencies
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Safety Program Coordinator in the Facilities Maintenance Section.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional TravelOccasional Travel


Inspections 50%
Schedules and performs required safety and health and fire inspections of all USG facilities, including offices, residences, annexes and warehouses for conditions that pose an imminent threat to occupants and structure. Performs visual inspections of fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems when installed in buildings. High hazard areas as delineated in 15 FAM 962(e) will be inspected at least twice per year. Identifies hazards and evaluates safety risks, using SHEM and FIR standards and references, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines. Determines methods for correcting identified safety and fire hazards and coordinates to implement solution. Prepares reports of findings and recommendations and oversees completion of hazard abatement.
Training 20%
Develops and provides safety training in conjunction with SHEM and FIR requirements for supervisors and employees in accordance with applicable requirements and ensures that employees are familiar with safety rules and procedures for performing their jobs in a safe manner. Also provides training to employees and family members on residential safety hazards such as carbon monoxide, pest control, pool safety and the proper use of safety equipment. Conducts fire and life safety training programs for office and residential building occupants.
Implementation 20%
Under the authority of the POSHO, ensures that all management and administrative policies and operations at post conform and are consistent with 15 FAM 930 SHEM and 15 FAM 800 FIR program responsibilities. Ensures that employees follow prescribed safety and health procedures, use appropriate safety equipment, and report hazardous conditions and mishaps. Assists the POSHO and other offices with the implementation of SHEM special emphasis programs to include residential safety compliance, carbon monoxide poisoning prevention; integrated pest management program; motor vehicle safety management program; and the swimming pool safety program. Serves as a member of the post’s SHEM Committee and acts as a recorder for committee minutes. During construction and renovation projects, ensures that contractors have and adhere to a safety plan that protects both embassy personnel and contractors. Develops plans, procedures, and standards to implement fire protection and prevention programs.
Mishap Investigation 10%
Assists in conducting investigations under the direction of the POSHO for all mishaps involving fires, injuries, illnesses, motor vehicle accidents, property loss and employee complaints/suggestions regarding hazardous conditions or equipment and institutes operational guidelines for post personnel to prevent occurrence /reoccurrence. Perform basic fire investigations and analysis of cause. Reports as necessary to SHEM in accordance with 15 FAM 964, FIR in accordance with 15 FAM 820 and 850 and tracks accident trends for the POSHO and SHEM Committee. Documentation: Maintain and updates office files to include records of POSHO inspections, reports of investigations, complaints of unsafe working conditions, accident and incident reports, trainings, surveys and minutes of SHEM Committee meetings. Keeps the SHEM reference library current. Maintains a complete inventory of all chemical products used at post and keeps Material Safety Data Sheets for each product. Ensures that safety equipment is procured as needed and that all tools and equipment are maintained in good condition. Reviews job tasks and selects appropriate proper personal protective equipment to include safety shoes, protective eyewear, and other items to protect employees.
*Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: Minimum three (3) years of experience in the maintenance or construction field performing repair work or in the field of occupational safety, to include work experience as a construction supervisor or quality control assurance inspector with experience in managing people and resources is required.
Education Requirements:
Minimum Secondary School form VI studies and two year or FTC level Vocational/Trades School training in trades, facilities management, environmental safety, construction, engineering, or architecture is required.
LANGUAGE: Fluent in English reading/writing/speaking is required. Fluent in Kiswahili (reading/writing/speaking) is required.SKILLS AND ABILITIES: valid local driver’s license class B&D is required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:
The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.For more information, visit this link
Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

    • Copy of Secondary Form VI Certificate
    • Vocational Trade Certificate
    • Driver’s License
    • Proof of Citizenship
    • Other Document (If any)
    • Other Document 2 (if any)
Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

The deadline for submitting the application is 10 June 2021.

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