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Construction Safety Officer II

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

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Administration, Clinical, Manufacturing & Production
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Construction Safety Officer II

Job ID: req3787
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Environment, Health & Safety
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


The Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute at Frederick provide comprehensive professional EHS services to employees working in general offices, industrial shops, experimental research laboratories, and animal care environments. Work is performed within the offices of the EHS Directorate and across the campus in various customer locations.


The Construction Safety Officer II will primarily be responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements on construction projects as defined by Company requirements, industry standards, and contract obligations.  The Safety Officer will:

  • Review construction safety plan and designs documents.
  • Conduct job site inspections to ensure that project activities are completed according to safety plans and industry standards.
  • Participate in the inspection and approval of completed construction work to assure quality construction and adherence to project specifications.
  • Identify safety deficiencies and track to acceptable corrective measures.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure that health and safety requirements are incorporated effectively into project plans and activities.
  • Report and track health and safety incidents.
  • Conduct accident investigations.
  • Represent the Company in a positive and professional manner in subcontractor and team interactions.


To be considered for this position, the candidate must minimally meet the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of related work experience.
  • Completion of OSHA 30 – Construction.
  • Knowledge and efficiency with relevant industry standards including but not limited to 29 CFR 1926, 29 CFR 1910, NFPA.
  • Experience with safety plan development and review.
  • Experience with construction site safety inspections.
  • Ability to independently coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and web-based applications.
  • Familiarity with data entry and use of a variety of databases.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


  • This position will require continuous or intermittent exposure to and exertion in environmental conditions such as working outdoors, temperature extremes, humidity extremes. etc. as part of the job.
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that may require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance.
  • This position is subject to working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearance.
  • This position may be subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s).

Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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