- Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs (SHEA) position at the Launch Sites at Vandenberg Air Force Base
- Responsibilities include interfacing and coordination with Launch Operations Engineering, Corporate Safety and Environmental, Santa Barbara County and State regulators and other customer entitles to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations in support of launch.
- Customer coordination includes: Working with Base Environmental, California Fish and Game, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Regional Water Board, and State Environmental Protection Agency.
- Also required is the ability to define and interpret requirements, review and approve engineering designs, coordination and approval of test procedures for hazardous and safety control.
- Must be able to work around hazardous systems at the launch pad and ULA facilities.
- Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems.
- Independently analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards.
- Develops environmental and safety documents as required to support regulatory agency, customer and test/operational range requirements. Performs audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness.
- Participates in accident investigations of hardware and personnel.
- Support system safety assignments as needed.
ULA Job Description
Interprets, recommends, and complies with environmental, health and safety regulations and/or company policies. Implements policies and procedures to ensure that these practices are in compliance with the appropriate statutes and regulations, and that reporting requirements are met. Evaluates and prepares contracts for properly licensed hazardous and radioactive waste disposal firms and monitors waste handling. Organizes and equips spill-control teams. Prepares environmental impact statements and applications for all new permits and renewals. Conducts health program in industrial plant to recognize, eliminate, evaluate and control occupational health hazards or environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace or facility that may cause sickness, impaired health or well-being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers or citizens of the community. Identifies hazardous workplace conditions and takes preliminary samples and measurements of hazardous forces and toxic substances, removes hazards and/or protects employees by guarding, revising work procedures, and training or requiring use of protective clothing and personal protective equipment. Takes effective steps to ensure that workplace conditions comply with applicable federal and state occupational safety and health standard provisions of any labor agreement, ensuring that all required records are prepared and maintained. Participates in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections and in any procedures that may follow a citation. Investigates, prepares, and forwards as required reports on injuries and fatalities. Records medical documentation in accordance with company, state, and federal record-keeping requirements (e.g., injury and illness reporting, leave of absence, return to work, workers' compensation. Assists in coordination of return-to-work and disability management activities. Assesses employees for fitness for duty and return-to-work capability. Interfaces with employees, community health care providers, the HR organization, other Safety, Health, and Environmental Affairs personnel, ergonomics specialists, worker compensation specialists, rehabilitation counselors, etc., to determine how to maximize the safety and well-being of employees. Provides disability case management, including facilitation of job accommodation for occupational cases. Refers employees to medical resource, identify specialist, and determine urgency and patient's mode of transportation. Assists employees in scheduling appointments.
Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.
Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.
Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.
All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)
ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.
ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.
Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.
E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English | Spanish ).
External Additional Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Chemical Engineering or Occupational Safety
- Experience in the methods of eliminating or controlling hazards
- Ability to define and interpret requirements, review and approve statements of work, engineering designs and procedures
- Project management experience
- Familiar with California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
- Understanding of compliance requirements for air permits from California and Santa Barbara county including Large Spark Ignition (LSI), On/Off Road Diesel programs, Stationary Air permits and Refrigerant Management Program
- Familiar with Storm Water Permits, General Waivers for water retention release and the Regional Water Quality Control Board
- Proficient in Hazardous waste disposition including Spill Prevention Plans and creation of hazardous waste manifests
- Occasional travel required
- Must have a valid driver’s license and personal transportation to drive between work locations on a military base where public transportation is not available.
NOTE: As a condition of employment, you must be able to obtain and thereafter maintain a favorable National Agency Check Inquiry (NAC-I) in accordance with Air Force Instruction 31-501 entitled Personnel Security Program Management, or an equivalent approval, so that you have continuous unescorted access to all ULA work locations (including controlled/restricted areas) to perform your assigned work.
External Preferred Qualifications
- Familiar with harbor dredging to include working with Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), Sample Analysis Plan (SAP) and biological monitoring
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work closely with internal and external customers
- Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP) certification
- Ability to effectively analyze and document situations for potential mishaps and near miss criteria
- Ability to multitask and take on additional responsibilities beyond basic job assignment
- Ability to obtain technical knowledge of EWR127-1, hazard analyses, and other System Safety topics to support daily launch site activities
- Ability to determine opportunities for improvement and cost savings through evaluation of regulatory requirements applicability to the launch site.
Relocation Available: Yes