Safety Health & Quality Center Manager

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance

Location: Houston, TX

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Full-Time Hourly Non-Exempt


Position Description

The Safety, Health & Quality Control (SH&QC) Manager is primarily responsible for the overall management of the Safety, Health, & Quality Control programs related in the PWS complying with all federal, state, local, NASA and JSC policies, procedures and standards. The SH&QC Manager ensures all JSCPSC plans, policies, and procedures are in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program, VPP.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Follow all company personnel and safety policies and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.
  • Ensure that JSCPSC operations are conducted in a safe manner and comply with all Safety and Health directives, instructions, policies, and regulations listed in the contract.
  • Establish and manage Contractor Safety and Health Management System to include a published safety plan with policies, programs, and procedures to ensure NASA Mishap and Incident Reporting, safety analysis methodologies used to identify workplace hazards and hazard mitigation, safety program measurements system, including safety metrics and trend analysis, and description of the responsibility, authority, and accountability of all contractor employees for resolving identified safety and health issues.
  • Prepare and submit all reports per Federal, OSHA, State, and JSC requirements and JSCPSC DRD directives.
  • Maintain continuous and highly favorable customer interface through participation in and contributions to multiple NASA safety boards, committees and working groups.
  • Provide classroom instruction to employees and new hires regarding all safety, health, and environmental factors pertaining to their position and responsibilities.
  • Establish and manage an Environmental Management System Plan that ensures contractor employees, operations, and assigned facilities comply with applicable NASA and JSC directives in accordance with NASA Environmental Management, Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation, and federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders.
  • Environmental Management System Plan shall include as a minimum:
    • Perform environmental reviews of JSCPSC operations including hazardous and controlled waste management requirements.
    • Ensure that all employees who are responsible for hazardous waste management activities receive annual hazardous waste training.
  • Identify, interpret, and apply new and existing environmental requirements with respect to JSCPSC operations. Report potential impacts to the Government.
  • Prepare environmental reports for permitted activities and regulatory requirements.
  • Respond to annual environmental data calls including chemical usage and storage, SPCC pollution prevention, and sustainable practices. The data shall be entered into electronic databases, spreadsheets, or other formats provided by the Government.
  • Establish and manage Quality Management System Plan to include policies, programs, and procedures to include a Quality Manual, Procedures, Self-inspection Program, Audits, and Continuous Improvement to ensure compliance with NASA/JSC policy and ISO 9001:2008(E).
  • Establish contractor membership in GIDEP and ensure participation.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include weekends and holidays if needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.


This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related degree or minimum eight (8) years related experience in Safety, Health, & Quality Control programs.
  • Must possess demonstrated working knowledge of environmental management. preparation/analysis and sound business practices.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Meet all Firearms qualifications
  • Successfully completed all training and have obtained all required permits, licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the site

Computer Skills

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment
  • Working knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, (such as: MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license
  • Possess or be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance
  • Completed or be able to complete JSCPSC Orientation Course
  • Completed or be able to complete NASA Federal Arrest Authority Course
  • Completed or be able to complete Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response course
  • Speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material
  • Be able to meet any Federal, State, or Municipal requirements to work as an Armed Security Officer
  • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture
  • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability including those crimes classified under the Lautenberg Act
  • Be able to maintain and qualify periodically on a course of fire with handgun, or other special weapons
  • Be able to meet and maintain NASA Physical Certifications
  • Be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations
  • Be able to meet drug testing and alcohol – free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills – Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound decisions based on that data.

Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or  feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Must successfully complete a pre-employment Physical Abilities Test (PAT) and annually thereafter as prescribed by the government.

Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.


Praetorian Standard, Inc. is a SDVOSB. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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