Safety and Occupational Health Intern
|Position Title||Safety and Occupational Health Technician|
|NPS Unit Name||Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Park|
|Position Dates||September 2017|
|Position Description and Responsibilities||Position Description: The occupational health and safety technician will collect data on the health and safety conditions of the workplace. They will work with Occupational Health and Safety Manager in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public within Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks.
Responsibilities include: Assisting the safety manager in conducting and documenting facility safety inspection, implementation of safety programs and policies, conducting and documenting accident investigation, reviewing employee mishaps in the Safety Management Information System (SMIS), and auditing safety programs to access effectiveness of implementation.
|Qualifications||Knowledge of safety and health standards and regulations.
Knowledge of basic Industrial Hygiene methods and techniques.
Basic knowledge of procedures and application of safety and health standards.
Basic knowledge of procedures and application of Industrial Hygiene methods and techniques.
Basic knowledge of safety management and legal compliance.
Ability to provide instruction to small groups.
|Work Environment||The technician will be subject to exposure to operating machines and equipment, hazardous materials, high noise level, hazardous gases, fumes and dust, hazardous waste materials, and other occupational environments. Protective clothing and equipment is required. The technician serves in a staff position in an air-conditioned office. However, field work often occurs in rough terrain and under varying weather conditions. Work may be underground, may have exposures to high electrical energy and/or heights. Emergency operations may also require work in nighttime operations, in adverse terrain and all climatic conditions.|
|Vehicle/License Requirement||Dependable transportation to work is required. A standard valid driver's license is required. A government vehicle will be available for work related travel.|
|Compensation and Benefits||The selected applicant will be compensated at a rate of $15 per hour. A transportation stipend of $40 a week will also be provided to the successful candidate. Days off may be subject to change. School schedules will be accommodated as best as possible.|
Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, www.gyfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.