UXO Safety Officer

UXO West Chester, Pennsylvania


Location: Quantico, VA - March 2019 field start date

The UXO Safety Officer develops a health and safety program and ensures compliance with all regulations and statutes.  The UXO Safety Officer also must be able to perform the responsibilities of UXO Sweep Personnel and UXO Technicians I, II and III.

Expected Outcomes

  • Develop and implement an approved explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO) health and safety program in compliance with applicable Department of Defense (DoD) policy and federal, state, and local health and safety statutes, regulations and codes.
  • Analyze operational risks, explosive hazards and safety requirements.
  •  Establish and ensure compliance with all site-specific explosive operations safety requirements.
  • Enforce personnel limits and safety exclusion zones for explosives related operations.
  • Conduct, document, and report the results of safety inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable explosives safety policies, standards, regulations and codes.]Operate and maintain air-monitoring equipment required at sites known or suspected for airborne contaminates.
  • Ensure all protective works and equipment used within the exclusion zone are operated in compliance with applicable DoD policy, Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) approvals, and Federal, state and local health and safety statutes, regulations and codes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • High School diploma plus 8 years experience in all phases of munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation, and applicable safety standards.
  • Graduate of formal UXO training course of instruction, or Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) assistant courses required.  Or graduate of a military EOD school of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany or Australia.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  •  Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Operate Equipment – Utilizing detection equipment and geophysical sensing equipment to locate UXOs; transport non-hazardous materials using a variety of types of equipment and vehicles.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.