Country Safety Manager (OCONUS)

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(1/12/2023 10:51 AM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


** This position is contingent upon a contract award**


SOSi is seeking a Country Safety Manager to support a large Facility Operations & Maintenance (O&M) program to our U.S. government customer in Iraq. The ideal candidate will have experience working on other large facility O&M programs in contingency environments. 


  • Responsible for the monitoring and management oversight of safety and health programs for all task order support activities. Implements, executes, and ensures compliance with task order Safety, Health, and Environmental plans. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
  • Maintain a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
  • Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Lead the Safety and Occupational Health service function and staff at all task order locations. Instill a culture and focus on Safety in all performance tasks and areas.
  • Understand and communicate performance and compliance requirements as defined in the task order Safety Plan.
  • Ensure that task order staff are educated in Safety practices, policies, and procedures. Ensure that Safety relevant trainings and content are developed to meet task order requirements and provided to new hire employees and are conducted on a recurring basis as required.
  • Ensure that Safety technical support is provided to all service areas to meet best practices and requirements for risk assessment, job hazard analysis, incident avoidance and investigation, inspections and audits, with a focus on continual improvement to ensure personnel safety and health.
  • Oversee and participate in incident, or mishap investigations as required. Provide support for root cause analysis, corrective actions, preventative measures, and/or hazard control modification updates.
  • Ensure that Safety and Health audits and inspections are performed as scheduled and required.
  • Note deficiencies and implement recommended process or procedure changes to improve Safety performance, mitigate risks, and proactively identify deficiencies.
  • Track and report Safety performance metrics and acceptable quality levels (AQLs).
  • Monitor trends to aid in identifying common or unanticipated risk areas. Provide guidance and recommendations to mitigate and preempt Safety threats.
  • Assist and develop processes and procedures for Safety monitoring and surveillance.
  • Lead the Safety and Health department and staff to administer policies and procedures. Ensure that staff are properly trained, knowledgeable, and certified to provide Safety support to task order personnel.
  • Contribute and participate in the quarterly Performance Management Review (PMR) to illustrate Safety performance.
  • Maintain record keeping and documentation of Safety and Health performance. Prepare reports as required.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Active in Scope U.S. Government (USG) issued Secret security clearance or Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification or US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required clearance level for the duration of the task order.
  • Undergraduate Education: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals – current/unexpired. Or, Certified Safety Manager from the National Association of Safety Professionals – current/unexpired.
  • Completion of OSHA 30-hour training course -current/unexpired.
  • Valid driver’s license from home of record.
  • Fluency in the English language (reading, speaking, writing).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to direct employees, prepare reports for upper management and facilitate/disseminate information.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with EM-385-1-1 manual or NEBOSH qualifications.
  • Relevant overseas contract experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project and Visio.
  • Previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Experience working with or as a Contractor to a USG contract.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required. 

Working Conditions

  • Indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Contingency operations environment, in a harsh climate, and often hazardous situations. While performing the duties of this contract, may regularly be exposed to an extreme and austere desert environment. Temperatures can reach 120 – 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50 – 55 degrees Celsius during the summer months.
  • Must be willing and able to perform job requirements in this environment, as well as deploying to Iraq for extended periods.
  • Requires periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary.
  • May be performing physical activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting and moving of items, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Must be able to move quickly to cover during security alarms. This includes being able to lift, carry and/or wear forty (40) pounds of personal protective equipment (PPE) for extended periods of time and being capable of running during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.
  • Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.
  • Work could include assignments, or, visits to multiple sites – either temporarily, or, long term – in remote, or, austere locations.

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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