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Senior Safety Representative/Safety Lead, BGCAPP (211905)

  • Requisition ID:  211905
  • Position Title: Senior Safety Representative/Safety Lead, BGCAPP (211905)
  • Project: BGCAPP
  • Location:  Richmond, KY
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Surety Program: UAP
  • Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherence to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements



BGCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP).  Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination. 

BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule.  This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends or holidays. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required.

Role Overview:

The Senior Safety Representative/Safety Lead (SSR/SL) performs a combination of duties necessary to achieve an accident free environment and ensure compliance with all Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Department of the Army (DA) safety regulations.  The SSR/SL will routinely enter the Chemical Exclusion Area (UPA) to perform safety compliance inspections; develop guides and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, and develop informal training, job aids, or other programs and processes as required to ensure that employees are knowledgeable and trained in all safety policies or programs.  The SSR/SL conducts formal investigations of all accidents and near misses to identify cause and interim and long-term solutions; determines appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all hazardous environments and has been delegated the authority to stop any work, including shutdown of the plant for safety-related concerns.  The SSR/SL serves as the primary project subject matter expert (SME) and resource on issues related to occupational safety and may function in a supervisory role for Plant Shift Safety & Health Specialist/Representative (PSSHS).

The SSR/SL must be able to independently apply advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved by following daily procedures and demonstrate the ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and a wide range of processes and equipment.  The SSR/SL must also be able to apply knowledge of regulations as they relate to a chemical or industrial process environment.  


The SSR/SL works in a chemical plant in proximity to toxic chemical munitions and may enter area containing toxic chemicals or chemical munitions. The individual and supervisor assure that the degree of risk is reduced to the lowest level achievable.  Must be able to acknowledge and respond to flashing lights and sirens and be able to don a protective mask and evacuate up to 2 miles in an expeditious manner.  The PSSHS is required to work a schedule of rotating eight, or twelve-hour (nominally) shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Principal Responsibilities:

Performs a combination of more complex duties requiring responsibility for overseeing field safety activities for assigned shift at the operating facility in support of both internal Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass(BPBG) and external (Government) customers and in compliance with all federal, state, and local safety laws, rules, and regulations.  Duties are designed to ensure that all operations and facilities are in safe operating condition, and comply with all applicable regulations.   Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Verifying limiting conditions of operations (LCOs).  
  • Approving plant deviations to LCO’s as required.  
  • Completing job safety analyses and/or other Permits (i.e. Open Process, Confined Space, Hot Work, etc.) for hazardous operations and communicating this to plant personnel.  
  • Performing safety inspections of the physical work site including the Chemical Exclusion Area to identify problems and communicating all findings to management personnel.  
  • Conducting formal surveillance of operations including the Chemical Exclusion Area to ensure employees are performing duties in compliance with safety procedures, policies, and practices.  Routine access to chemical agents under the two-person rule.  
  • Assisting in the development of safety training classes and conducting them.  
  • Conducting formal accident or near miss investigations, identifying cause, mitigating immediate hazards, documenting such incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures, and making recommendations on corrective steps to improve deficiencies.  
  • Providing technical support to shift, departmental, and unit safety meetings.  
  • Verifying proper decontamination and documentation of all items being removed from a toxic area.   
  • Determining PPE for entries into agent toxic areas, and into areas with potential exposure to industrial hazardous materials.  
  • Attending all critical activity meetings and providing safety input to the decision-making process.  Approves or disapproves activity based on safety considerations.  
  • Attending toxic area pre-entry and post-entry meetings to ensure all safety concerns are addressed and that the level of dress is appropriate.  
  • Reviewing OSHA and DA regulations, developing plans, procedures, and guidelines, as required to ensure compliance.  
  • Escort visitors into all areas of the facility including exclusion areas.
  • Performs a combination of administrative duties necessary to assist the Safety & Health   Manager, Safety & Health Supervisor, and plant operations personnel in efficiently completing required safety documentation. 
  • Consults with supervisors concerning unusual problems and offers technical advice to assist in resolving them in the safest and most efficient manner.
  • May act as the Safety Officer in declared emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Safety and Health or related science/engineering from an accredited college or university with 9 years of directly related experience in safety and health OR in lieu of degree a minimum of 15 years of directly related experience in safety and health.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting accident investigations, OSHA compliance audits and the development or maintenance of safety & health plans and programs, and in conducting S&H health-related training.  
  • Advanced knowledge in the field of Occupational Safety  
  • Knowledge of S&H procedures, engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and criteria pertinent to S&H.
  • Experience in S&H inspections/assessments preferably in a plant operations environment
  • Knowledge of S&H training program materials and methods.
  • Knowledge of problem investigation, regulatory and internal audit practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and physical risk exposures and Personal Protective Equipment standards as well as People Based Safety processes and procedures
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Proficient in computer applications.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge and experience working with DOD and Army safety and health requirements
  • Knowledge in explosive safety
  • Possesses professional S&H certification from an accredited organization (i.e. CSP, CIH)
  • Chemical demilitarization experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge OSHA regulations and requirements and in the support and maintenance the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Status
  • Detailed knowledge of OSHA General Industry (29 CFR 1910) requirements and their application in an industrial setting
  • Experience supervising staff, assigning work, and managing employee relations in a multi-faceted, matrixed environment


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