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Amentum UXO Safety Officer and Quality Control Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada

Job Summary

Dedicated UXO SO/QCS with at least eight years EOD and UXO experience including working on Operational and Test Ranges performing operational range clearances and target maintenance. This experience must include quality and safety management of: range clearance operations; UXO and hazard mitigation; range and range road maintenance; target preparation and placement; MPPEH processing; range debris demilitarization and recycling. Candidate must be versed in all aspects of Target Operations to include clearance, survey and target cover, concealment and deceptive techniques. Ensures all contractor Target Operations requirements are met, in accordance with the PWS. Coordinates and supports all customer project requirements, managing customer priorities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Target Operations Manager

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities required to support the safe performance of MEC-related activities outlined in DDESB Technical Paper 18.

  • Conduct, manage, and oversee MEC-related activities required during operational range clearance activities and verify the completion of such activities safely and in accordance with applicable requirements and approved plans.

  • Supervises safety and quality aspects of range clearance operations, target maintenance, and test and mission support ensuring the customer’s requirements are met in accordance with Air Force and DOD instructions and policies.

  • Develop and, on approval, implement the project’s quality control (QC) plan for MEC-related activities in accordance with applicable requirements.

  • Conduct and document QC audits of MEC-related activities for compliance with applicable requirements.

  • Identify, document, report, and ensure completion of corrective actions to ensure MEC-related activities are in accordance with applicable requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with DoD, U.S. Air Force, and/or DDESB-approved site plans.

  • Prepare QC reports.

  • Develop and, on approval, implement explosives and health and safety plans and

  • programs in accordance with applicable DoD, federal, State, and local requirements.

  • Analyze the potential risks (e.g., operational, explosives safety, general safety)

  • associated with MEC-related activities and develop and implement required mitigating measures.

  • Establish and ensure compliance with site-specific explosives safety requirements.

  • Enforce personnel limits and explosives safety quantity distance (ESQD) arcs for explosive-related operations.

  • Conduct, document, and report the results of safety inspections and ensuring implementation of corrective actions.

  • Evaluate the risk of movement (e.g., consolidation) of MEC within on an operational range with the SUXOS, and provide approval for movement by a UXOT when the risk of movement is determined to be acceptable.

  • Interviews and recommends candidates for open positions.

  • Coaches staff on a daily basis, for training and continuous improvement.

  • Ensures employees are informed of and use safe work practices.

  • Prepare standard operating procedures for range clearance activities.

  • Facilitate the preparation of risk and hazards analyses.

  • Conduct daily site safety briefings.

  • Analyze operational risks, explosive hazards and safety requirements.

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Eight years demonstrated management and leadership applicable in field of operations, EOD and MEC-related activities. Meet all requirements for UXO Quality Control Specialist (UXOQCS) and UXO Safety Officer (UXOSO) in accordance with DDESB Technical Paper 18. Graduate of a military EOD School of the United States (Naval School EOD). Experience managing and leading work crews with varied backgrounds and myriad objectives, reach consensus on complex issues in a timely manner, and manage others in performing complex, interrelated tasks in an efficient, effective and timely manner. MEC experience including working on Operational and Test Ranges performing range clearance operations is a plus. Solid knowledge of target operation procedures and guiding USAF and DOD instructions, policies and procedures. Must be able to demonstrate experience working in procedurally, environmental and safety compliant environment. Possess ability to speak, read, and write English. Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment. Must possess and maintain a valid state issued motor vehicle drivers’ license. Position requires the ability to qualify for and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Work involves areas that may contain explosive hazards. Work in involves outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, cold, moisture, dust, noise, and confined areas. Work may include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including respirator equipment. May lift up to 50 pounds. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May involve work typical office environment with no unusual hazards, sitting while using the computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness, must possess planning/organizing skills and must be able to work under deadlines. Frequent travel over long distances throughout the NTTR is required. Required to travel occasionally with overnight stays. As an exempt employee, may be required to work other than standard work hours to ensure effective customer support. Must be able to acknowledge and respond to Emergency lights and sirens and be capable of wearing a protective mask.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong written and oral presentation skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent organization skills; proven ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously; strong initiative; ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email itsupport@amentum.com for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


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