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SAFETY SPECIALIST, FT MEADE, MARYLAND (ID# 15754)

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

For more company information, visit our site at: www.cnmc.com

SUMMARY:

CNMC is seeking a qualified Safety Specialist to provide support to the Joint Commission (JC) Consultant Services within the FGGMM areas of responsibility. The Safety Specialist shall assist Joint Commission compliance surveys of designated FGGMM medical treatment facilities and provide solutions and recommendations to ensure compliance with the JC Environment of Care Standards and the Life Safety Code as they relate to facilities. This support includes review and assessment of the seven management areas: Safety, Fire Prevention, Emergency Management Hazardous Materials and Waste, Medical Equipment, Security, and Utilities.

The Fort George G. Meade MEDDAC (FGGMM) is the headquarters for Army medical support spanning throughout a large area within the National Capital Region. These areas consists of: Kimbrough Army Care Center (KACC), Andrew Rader Army Health Clinic (ARHC), Dunham Army Health Clinic (DAHC), Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC), Kirk Army Health Clinic (KUSAHC), and Richard Barquist Army Health Clinic (BAHC) which are located in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct comprehensive on-site building tour and assessment with identification of deficiencies and potential corrective actions.
  • Identify Life Safety Code violations or areas that are non-compliant with the requirements.
  • Draft Formal Trip Report for each Site Visit to identify shortcomings, deficiencies, and violations found with potential corrective actions.
  • Assist in the review and oversight of facilities projects designed to maintain, modernize and/or renovate existing facilities as well as construction of new facilities. 
  • Provide recommendations to remedy shortcomings, deficiencies, and violations based on the Management of the Environment of Care standards.
  • Monitor and improve activities to include associated Management Plans and Annual Evaluations required by the Joint Commission as a result of facility surveys, reports based upon inspections, and personal interviews with management plan holders.
  • Provide continuing education and training on Environment of Care Issues and Life Safety training.
  • Assist with revising and updating the Fire-Plan to include all Life Safety and Fire Protection features and all technical data required by design engineers to assess specific Life Safety/Fire Safety design issues, and identify a fire walls/smoke barriers and Other Life Safety Features plan.
  • Additional duties include but not limited to interpreting safety and health codes, standards, and regulations; conducting design reviews for new construction, building renovations, and new equipment/system procurements; managing site environmental and sustainability programs, implementing and managing site emergency planning and preparedness programs and maintaining technical proficiency to provide up-to-date guidance on regulatory standards and industry best practices.

SUPERVISORY AND/OR MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY:

This position does not have any management nor any supervisory authority

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Candidates must be US Citizens
  • Candidates selected will be subject to a U.S. Government federal background security investigation and must favorably pass a drug screen
  • Candidates must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in occupational Health and Safety and/or in a related scientific or technical field, such as Engineering, Biology, or Chemistry
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of total experience conducting facility and safety assessments including: OSHA, NFPA, AHA, EPA, and ANSI regulations and to include a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check is required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Candidates must be familiar with Joint Commission Environment of Care, Life Safety & Emergency Management standards in medical facilities.
  • Experience in performing healthcare Life Safety assessments.
  • Candidates must be familiar w/ NFPA and the Joint Commission Accreditation manual for Ambulatory care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Medical facilities assessment experience a plus
  • Ability to interpret facility and site drawings (AutoCAD) 
  • Knowledge of Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (CAMH)
  • Knowledge of the Joint Commission Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care
  • Certified Life Safety Specialist (CLSS-HC) for Health Care Facility Managers, and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office work in a secured federal controlled office environment, medical facilities, and facility renovation and construction environment. This position requires travel up to 25% of domestic.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/careers/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/federalSolutions/Pages/overview.aspx

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.