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Department of Transportation

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 

Pathways Recent Graduate -

Transportation Specialist, Approval and Permits Division (Energetic Materials Branch)  closes January 29, 2018

Overview

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Duties

Summary

This position is perfect for an entry level person looking for an opportunity to work on cutting-edge transportation safety issues in a fast paced, dynamic environment. This position is in the Energetic Materials Branch, Approvals and Permits Division (APD) of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work as a team member and effectively communicate both orally and in writing, represent the agency in conferences and meetings, work on multiple projects, research information on regulatory issues and make recommendations to leadership based on the review of approval applications and the associated Hazardous Materials Regulations for explosives, fireworks, self-reactive, organic peroxides and fireworks certification agencies. 

Your responsibilities will include serving in the Energetic Materials Programs. These are national and international programs affecting the safe transportation of hazardous materials in, to and through the United States. When appropriate, the APD will grant approvals and special permits which provide regulatory relief to implement new technology, enhance public safety and ensure global economic competitiveness while maintaining the required levels of transportation safety. The APD receives, coordinates, evaluates, and manages action on more than 10,000 classification approvals applications per year, which is a written authorization from the Associate Administrator or other designated Department official, to perform a function for which prior authorization is required under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). 

The ideal candidate is described below:

  • Skills to communicate information to federal and state agencies, the hazardous materials industry and public, on regulatory matters relating to the transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Chemistry, the Sciences, or related field or work experience.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize work in a changing environment.
  • A passion to excel, motivation to be a self-starter, a willingness to learn and a desire to work hard in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Background and/or knowledge of Federal Regulations.
  • Support and participate in meetings involving different Federal and State agencies, industrial groups and associations, and the public to discuss requests for special permits and / or approvals.

Responsibilities

The Pathways Recent Graduate (Transportation Specialist) will:

  • Maintain a liaison both internally and externally, to include other Federal /State/Local agencies, as well as PHMSA stakeholders, in providing information to the hazardous materials regulated community on matters relating to the transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Become familiar with federal regulations, such as the 49 Code of Federal Regulations Transportation, American Pyrotechnic Association (APA) APA Standard 87-1 (Standard for Construction and Approval for Transportation of Fireworks, Novelties and Theatrical Pyrotechnics).
  • Perform the review and process applications for classification approvals associated with the Hazardous Materials Regulations for explosives, fireworks, self-reactive, organic peroxides and participate in the processes for the Firework Certification Agencies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 20% travel is required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen. 

  • This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to Recent Graduates Eligibles only.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 100TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS POSITION HAS A MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. 

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2101 Transportation Specialist

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and meet Pathways Recent Graduate requirement.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • This position is not eligible for telework.

Qualifications

THIS POSITION HAS A MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. 

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-9:

On Education, you must have :

  • Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or
  • Master's or equivalent graduate degree or
  • LL.B. or J.D., if related

On Experience, you must have at least one full year of specialized equal or equivalent experience. It must include: 

  • Experience researching the Federal Regulations regarding Hazardous Materials.
  • Experience working with customers including the public, individuals in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the agency to assess their needs and provide information or assistance to resolve problems.

You can also qualify on a combination of higher level graduate education and matching experience. This experience and education must be fully documented in your resume. If using education to qualify, you must provide supporting graduate level transcripts.

Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 60 days from the date of application. For additional information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
*Applicants must have obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years unless military service interfered with a veterans eligibility to apply during that two year time frame. Veterans meeting the above exclusion may apply within 2 years of discharge or 6 years from the date of receipt of the degree whichever comes first.

(http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp) for information on crediting education.

You must provide a copy of ALL of your college/vocational/technical transcript(s). See "Required Documents" section for additional information.

Applicants may refer to the U.S.Department of Education’s Institutional Accreditation System to determine whether their school/program is accredited: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.

Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. See OPM's General Policies (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp) for information on crediting education.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following: computer science, mathematics, electronics, physical sciences, information management, engineering, telecommunications, or other fields related to the position.

Additional information

-This is a one year appointment in the excepted service which may lead to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service.

-Recent graduates serve a trial period for the duration of their excepted service appointment.

-Recent graduates will be required to sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job. Qualified students will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order, and if applicable, by veteran preference status: (1)Preference eligible having a compensable, service- connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2)all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran preference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4)candidates not eligible for veteran preference.

You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application or supporting documentation is incomplete. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or adverse action after hiring.

DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. 

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for these locations.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

 

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Required Documents

The following documents must be provided by the close date:

  • RESUME - Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder. It must show relevant experience, education and fully support the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS- You must submit a transcript with your application. The transcript may be an unofficial transcript at the time of application. However, you will need to provide an official transcript before you are given a final job offer.
  • VETERANS-In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage ofyour disability.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

 

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

To begin, click the "Apply Online" button on the job announcement posting.

Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.

You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at Transjobs@dot.gov.

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Agency contact information

 Automated Staffing Office

Email

TRANSJOBS@dot.gov

Address
DOT, PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50 
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States

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Next steps

You may check your application status by logging into USAJobs.com. (Select "My USAJOBS" and click "Applications"). Within two weeks of the closing date, a Human Resources Specialist will evaluate your application. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates are then referred to the hiring manager for further consideration in veteramn preference order. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.


Eastman Chemical Company

Packaging Design and Procurement Manager

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Date: Dec 8, 2017

Location: Kingsport, TN, US

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

DESCRIPTION 

  • Leads sourcing activities for one or more Indirect Procurement Packaging categories of spend, with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels.  Typical categories of industrial packaging include drums, pallets, bulk bags, totes, corrugated, etc.
  • Applies 4-step procurement framework to strategic categories and drives all aspect of strategic procurement effort.
  • Works with manufacturing areas to identify packaging improvement opportunities to drive cost savings or performance improvement.
  • Works with various organizations to establish new or modified packaging to support new products or new business requiring modified packaging.
  • Develops and refines packaging specifications.  Has familiarity with Pallet Design, Mixed Load Requests, and Blocking & Bracing best practices.  Is a consulting resource for design and commercial needs across all businesses and global sites.   
  • Investigates complaints that are potentially connected to packaging deficiencies.
  • Conducts assessments and audits to qualify new suppliers or validate existing ones meet expectations (quality systems, certifications, security).
  • Ensures designed packaging complies to all regulatory expectations (performance, labelling) regarding transport of hazardous goods.
  • Provides market insights to the commercial teams around supply, demand, forecast, and pricing trends in material markets.
  • Own knowledge of market and provide update to commercial teams to support decision making.
  • Conduct supplier selection and negotiation process.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for key spend categories.
  • Track performance within each spend category and define impact.
  • Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement category strategies.

EDUCATION / OTHER SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor or MBA degree required.  Degree in Packaging Sciences related field or equivalent experience working with Industrial Packaging preferred.  IoPP certification or similar preferred. 

  • Successful, multi-year track record in Supply Chain/Purchasing, ideally associated with design, procurement and/or use of industrial packaging materials is preferred.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills (multiple complex analyses simultaneously).
  • Good planning/project management skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Passion for reducing costs.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Comfortable with conflict.
  • Strong problem solving skills. 

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is  committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville 

Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville
Job Segment: Package Design, Chemical Research, Procurement, Consulting, Law, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Technology, Legal


 

Eastman Chemical Company

Supervisor, Sample Central

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

 

 Seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Supervisor, Sample Central. This is a key role that is responsible for high growth, developmental, and experimental product distribution. In addition to managing a team of Sample Facilitators and Packagers, this role is expected to enhance the appearance, packaging, and timeliness of growth product samples. The Supervisor of Sample Central is responsible for outbound shipping operations of indirect items, and this role will be expected to relieve the Kingsport Site Warehousing Operations Leader role as needed.  The candidate must possess ability to function in a fast-paced environment and exhibit behaviors supportive of Eastman's growth strategies.

 

 Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage team responsible for shipping experimental and commercial samples as well as materials shipped under the indirect outbound services process.
  • Ensure adequate coverage in all areas within Logistics Sample Services.
  • Serve as the primary logistics interface with Technology, Supply Chain, and businesses executing solutions supportive of innovation and growth.
  • Maintain and monitor performance metrics associated with growth platform samples.
  • Manage contract with third party sample provider.
  • Determine correct product mix and volumes assignable to third party provider.
  • Reconcile monthly invoices from third party provider.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure sample strategies are being met.
  • Serve as sample integration lead.
  • Provide relief for the Site Operations Warehouse Manager.
  • Ensure system enhancements to the Sample Management System are identified, prioritized and executed.

 Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership and vision in managing teams, projects or processes.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal necessary to interface with multiple organizations such as Supply Chain, Technology, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Results oriented – well organized, and self-motivated.
  • Strong execution capability.
  • Familiarity with dangerous goods/hazardous material regulations desirable.
  • Planning and Organizing - the incumbent should possess excellent planning and organizational skills to accomplish specific goals and/or tasks.
  • Initiative - the incumbent should be proactive in looking for ways to improve existing processes/tasks so as to create a more effective working environment within operations. He/she should proactively communicate shipment exceptions and solutions.
  • Leadership – the incumbent should portray strong interpersonal and communication capabilities when dealing with internal and external partners. He/she is expected to manage operational issues to ensure that service levels are of acceptable standards and quality.
  • Computer Skills - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; SAP R3 and related software program applications preferred.


Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or a related business or technical field

 

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

 

 



 Covestro

Senior HSEQ Specialist


YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 
The Senior HSEQ Specialist is responsible for compliance programs dealing with the safe transport of bulk deliveries of chemicals to Covestro customers, including receiving, unloading and storage. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of Covestro’s products, requirements and best practices for transferring product from bulk and non-bulk containers and a working knowledge of bulk storage systems.
 
 
 Major Responsibilities:
 
  • Conduct assessments of equipment, practices and procedures for receiving, unloading and storage prior to initial bulk delivery to new Covestro customers.

  • Conduct assessments of equipment, practices and procedures for receiving, unloading and storage at current customers, in consultation with Commercial Operations.

  • Develop relationships with customers to ensure they know that Covestro provides a technical resource for customer questions related to bulk storage tank systems for Covestro products.

  • Assist Commercial Operations with issues surrounding bulk shipments.

  • Serve as an internal resource/expert to the Supply Chain Center, Commercial Operations, and Product Management for material handling/unloading questions/concerns.

  • Develop, maintain and update safe handling literature for Covestro products.

  • Serve as the regional representative for the Covestro global Tank Farm Assessment effort.

  • Serve as Covestro representative on the Center for Polyurethane Industry (CPI) Transportation Work Group.

  • Cross train with other positions in the Transportation & Distribution Safety Group.

  • Travel 35%-40% of the time to customers located in North America.

 
WHO YOU ARE
 
Basic Requirements:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferred field of study in Engineering or Safety.

  • 4 years of experience in the Logistics, Manufacturing or Health, Safety, Environmental or Quality fields.

 
Preferred Requirements:
 
  • Six years of experience in Logistics, Manufacturing or Health, Safety, Environmental or Quality fields.

  • Working knowledge of transportation equipment and unloading methods for all modes of transportation.

  • Exposure to Department of Transportation (DOT), International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OHSA) regulations.

  • Knowledge of bulk storage systems for PUR and CAS products, specifically MDI and TDI.

 
 Essential knowledge & Skills:
 
  • Develop and conduct training presentations.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), with the ability to interface with all levels of staff, internally and externally.

  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.

 
 CONTACT US
 
Address   Pittsburgh, PA 15205
 
Telephone  +1 844-522-6775
 
 
 Application Period  August 07, 2017 - August 07, 9999
 
 Reference Code  0000010792
 
 Company  US-PA-Pittsburgh
 
 Department  Distribution Safety Services
 
 Locations  PA-Pittsburgh, PA-Pittsburgh, PA
 
 Functional Area  Health & Environmental Safety
 
 Position Grade  VS 1.1
 
 Employment Type  Regular
 
 Work Time  Full-time
 
Covestro is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled