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Manager / Safety / logistics / UXO

Location:
Anchorage, Alaska, 99507, United States
Posted:
August 12, 2018

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Acery Garcia

Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Anchorage, AK 99507

305-***-****

ac6nbk@r.postjobfree.com

SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx

Country of Citizenship: United States

Secret Security Clearance

Veterans Preference Points: Veteran of Foreign Wars/Rated Disabled Veteran

Position Title: Munitions Management/ Safety / UXO / EOD SMA

Core Competencies

Ordnance Management, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Personnel Leadership, Risk Factor Identification and Mitigation, Personnel and Site Safety/Security, Operational Planning, International/Foreign Affairs, U.S. Government Liaison, Operations/Project/Site Management, Logistics Coordination, Facility Maintenance, Fleet Management, Quality Control, Health & Safety, Environmental Compliance, OSHA Coursework/Training, CPR/AED/First Aid, Combat Life Saver, Military Operations, Combat Infantry, Leadership Development, Airborne Operations, Air Assault, Repel Master, Multiple Weapons Qualifications

Professional Experience

November 2017 – Present

Relyant Global Operations

Location: Afghanistan

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: Rick Adkisson Phone: 865-***-**** May Contact: Yes

Safety and QC/QA Manager

Develop and manage a health and safety program for 7 OCN Teams of 165 personnel on US bases throughout Afghanistan for the Environmental Footprint Reduction VI (EFRVI) program, to reduce injury rates and improve post loss case management. Accountable for all aspects of the environmental, health, and safety program, invigorating the site's EHS program, by working closely with employees to encourage their ownership of the program.

Oversee the work of 8 junior multi-national EHS Engineers to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements. Guide incident investigation reform producing thorough investigation, analysis, and laying groundwork in preparation for a Safety Management System start-up. Oversee the program performance, compliance with GHS, EHS training, EHS regulations, and professional development of EHS Coordinators.

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Advise the Project manager on Environmental Health and Safety compliance as well as conduct Occupational Safety and Health inspections/audits on all sites to identify and mitigate hazards to operations. Manage all environmental health and safety functions, site policies, processes, and methods designed to ensure a safe working environment and compliance. Draft regulatory reports for submission for US Army Corps of Engineers, zero notice of violations to date.

Organize focused Quality Assurance with excellent attention to detail, drive initiatives and process improvements. Develop and execute the overall Quality Assurance strategy ensuring all QA tools are fully utilized by the teams. Evaluate quality of assigned projects that will be delivered to the customer. Delivered weekly status reports and work with teams on Quality Assurance Reviews and identifying inefficiencies, control weaknesses and constraints from Compliance processes.

July 2016 – October 2017

Tetra Tech EC, Inc.

Location: Afghanistan

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: Mike Pate Phone: 865-***-**** May Contact: Yes

Environmental Footprint Reduction (UXO) Regional Manager

Effectively coordinate operations/project execution at multiple remote sites on daily basis; brief team leaders/safety managers/other personnel on day’s assignments and diligently oversee work performance of 33 Other Country Nationals (OCNs) and 105 Local Nationals (LNs) within secure military compounds.

Conduct regular site security/safety checks, identify any risk factors and develop viable mitigation planning; also review operations to surface any issues/inconsistencies with providing highest quality performance. Direct after-action review of Service Requests (SRs) developed by government representatives; ensure that proper safety/health/QA standards and objectives have been achieved, as delineated by SRs, Work Plans, OSHA and EM 385-1-1 publications and guidance.

Develop insightful operational plans designed to achieve organizational goals, optimizing plan to meet changes in business requirements; identify and implement process improvement/cost optimization actions, assist in developing risks/hazards analyses and oversee reconnaissance/field collection procedures to identify classification of all on-site Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) operations. Carefully inspect/certify/verify safety of materials considered to be Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard (MPPEH), including possibility of explosive hazard to Base military personnel while being transferred.

Also, as company Hiring Authority for military installations in Afghanistan perform various administrative duties; also provide fleet management of government-furnished locally-leased MHE and other vehicles utilized during performance of SRs.

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April 2016 – June 2016

Janus Global Operations

Location: Afghanistan

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: Mike Pate Phone: 865-***-**** May Contact: Yes

Environmental Footprint Reduction (UXO) Regional Manager

Successfully directed projects/operations at multiple remote sites; briefed team leaders and various personnel concerning daily tasking assignments and directed work performance of 33 OCNs/105 LNs at secure military compounds.

On daily basis performed site security and safety checks, identified any risk factors and developed remediation plans; also reviewed operations to surface any problems with QA. Conducted after-action review of SRs from government representatives and assured achievement of safety/health/quality standards in alignment with SRs, Work Plans, OSHA and EM 385-1-1 publications and other directives.

Expertly developed operational plans that achieved organizational goals, utilizing performance plan to deal with changing business needs. Continually identified/implemented various process improvement and cost optimization actions, participated in preparation of risk/hazard analyses and oversaw reconnaissance/field collect procedures to identify classification of all on-site UXO-related operations. Diligently inspected/certified/verified safety or potential explosive hazard of MPPEH materials. Also performed various administrative duties while serving as Base Hiring Authority in Afghanistan for Janus, including fleet management of government-furnished, locally leased MHE and other vehicles utilized to complete SRs.

December 2014 – March 2016

Sterling Global Operations, Inc.

Location: Afghanistan

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: Mike Pate Phone: 865-***-**** May Contact: Yes

Environmental Footprint Reduction (UXO) Regional Manager

In this assignment was responsible for overseeing project delivery at multiple sites; provided daily briefings for team leaders and other personnel regarding daily work schedules. Managed work performance of 33 OCNs and 105 LNs within military compounds; also performed daily security/safety checks, identified any risk factors and developed mitigation plans, and regularly reviewed operational activities to surface any problems/issues with quality.

Directed after-action review of SRs that were developed by government representatives; carefully ensured that proper safety/health/quality assurance issues were achieved that aligned with SRs, Work Plans, OSHA and EM 385-1-1 publications/guidance. Also designed operational plans to achieve organizational objectives through optimizing performance plan to meet changing company business requirements.

Identified/implemented process improvements and various cost optimization activities, participated in preparation of risk/hazard analyses and oversaw reconnaissance and field

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collection procedures to identify classification of on-site UXO operations. Skillfully inspected/certified/verified MPPEH as safe or indicated the explosive hazard potentiality. Also served as Hiring Authority on military installations in Afghanistan for Sterling Global and managed vehicle fleets of government-furnished, locally-leased MHE and other vehicles utilized during completion of SRs.

April 2012 – December 2014

Sterling Global Operations, Inc.

Location: Afghanistan

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: Mike Pate Phone: 865-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech III

Under contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked with coalition forces on Joint Munitions Destruction Afghanistan (JMDA) project, with responsibilities for receiving U.S. (CCH) and Foreign (BAC) munitions collected/captured in Afghanistan. Skillfully utilized government publications/guidelines to identify and account for delivered munitions and processed appropriate documentation for destruction of accumulated ordnance.

Responsibilities also included supervising the separating/packaging/storing of munitions, coordinating with security/demolition range security to safely transport munitions; served as demolition supervisor in preparing munitions for demolition. Demolition methodologies included burning/exploding ordnance utilizing specific equipment, tools and resources; also ensured that all demolition procedures aligned with government regulations regarding safety as well as proficient disposal.

Expertly completed assignments; assured that all ordnance had been disposed of properly and closed line-of-custody for munitions utilizing proper documentation while adhering to government/organizational policies and regulations. Administered outlying sites following mission activities, filled in for safety personnel during any leaves-of-absence and served in liaison role for company in assisting military with munitions destruction at austere FOBs/COBs.

January 2012 – March 2012

USA Environmental

Location: Okinawa

Hours Worked per Week: 50

Salary:

Supervisor: Charlie Richardson Phone: 813-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech III

Provided excellent advisement as well as physical assistance for the UXO construction support/oversight team, including operational range clearance/maintenance for Marine Corps bases on Okinawa that involved clearance of vegetation, surface/subsurface clearance or MEC, MPPEH, mining, re-compaction/re-stabilization of berm, hydro seeding and grading to restore ranges. Also assisted in preparing risk/hazard analyses.

Managed reconnaissance/field collection processes to identify classification of on-site UXO-related operations; also inspected/certified/verified MPPEH as safe or identified explosive hazard potentiality.

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November 2011- December 2011

USA Environmental

Location: Chocolate Mountain Gunnery Range, California

Hours Worked per Week: 50

Salary:

Supervisor: Tim Fortney Phone: 813-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech II

Served as sub-contractor to ERRG supporting Navy completion of surface/sub-surface clearances on two ranges, providing access to areas designated for target replacement or maneuvering for mechanized equipment. Skillfully performed load-out for work day for travel to/from work site and provided advisement concerning utilization of Schoenstatt, MHE and personnel needed to locate munitions fired on ranges. Employed MHE/other tools to extract targets safely and replace with new targets; separated UXO and other materials according to type and safety condition and transported to appropriate disposition area for disposal.

May 2011 – September 2011

Zapata Inc.

Location: Wasilla, AK

Hours Worked per Week: 60

Salary: N/A

Supervisor: Brian Hodges Phone: 704-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech III

Oversaw team assigned to perform intrusive operations, brush clearing and re-acquiring anomalies to support on-going RIFS for Corps of Engineers at former Susitna Gunnery range at Point Mackenzie, AK. Responsibilities included locating/identifying UXO and munitions debris with AOR; also conducted daily safety briefings, maintained logs, met needed administrative logistics, and maintained/utilized EM61, Whites and Schoenstatt equipment.

Demonstrated knowledge of maps and use of Trimble to maneuver through difficult terrain and served as escort for Geo and Brush cutting teams to establish transit lines through forest needed to conduct RIs/FS. Utilized trucks and ATVs to cross terrain and continually ensured that duties were accomplished in a safe and proficient manner.

May 2010 – April 2011

USA Environmental

Location: Okinawa, Japan

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: Charlie Richardson Phone: 813-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech II

Supported U.S. Navy Pacific Division on Okinawa, Japan, with comprehensive responsibilities for clearing munitions (UXO) on five combat training ranges; was strong contributing member of initiating site survey team tasked with inputting transit stakes and mapping range terrain to establish proper cost/timeline estimates needed to complete project.

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Organized/led team of local nationals (LNs) in clearing brush to provide access to areas designated for use as target replacement, troop maneuvering or staging mechanized equipment. Expertly utilized equipment needed to locate munitions (UXO) fired on ranges, consolidated/marked hazards and disposed of when necessary, provided construction support for road-building crews and utilized MHE/other available tools to safely extract/replace targets.

November 2008 – May 2010

EOD Technology

Location: Iraq

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: Mike Pate Phone: 865-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech II

Supported U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/coalition forces conducting a Coalition Munitions Destruction (CMD) project that involved receiving U.S./Foreign (BAC) munitions that had been collected/captured in Iraq. Utilized government guidelines/publications to identify/account for munitions and to process all needed documentation for ordnance destruction. Also separated/packaged/stored munitions according to class and storage requirements.

Transported munitions to demolition range, prepared munitions for burn or explosive disposal actions and conducted demolition activities in a safe and proficient manner in compliance with all government regulations. Diligently assured proper disposal of all ordnance, closed line of custody for munitions disposition and utilized proper documentation as delineated in government and company policies.

January 2006 – November 2008

Parsons

Location: Iraq

Hours Worked per Week: N/A

Salary:

Supervisor: Troy Pate Phone: N/A May Contact: Yes

Site Manager/Logistical Specialist CMC Program at Parsons

Skillfully met responsibilities for providing logistics/operations support, overseeing dining facility maintenance/waste, and managing activities of sub-contractors at multiple base camps in Iraq. Tracked/maintained U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property/supplies/materials from Camp Victory depots in Kuwait/other locations.

Performed UXO avoidance within base perimeters, delivered daily UXO safety briefings including ordnance identification for newly-reported personnel, and oversaw captured enemy ammunition storage/transfer. Additionally, established Class V ammunition holding areas, managed base camp set-up/tear-down, developed/forwarded daily status reports/updates on supplies/materials/maintenance issues as required and managed other areas of Parsons CMC Program as needed.

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April 2004 – December 2005

USA Environmental

Location: Iraq

Hours Worked per Week: 72

Salary:

Supervisor: John Carter Phone: 813-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech II

Worked closely with LN civilians and expertly utilized demolition tools/explosives/heavy equipment to handle/dispose of conventional (BAC) munitions, as directed by U.S. Corps of Engineers, to ensure that all BAC munitions were recovered/disposed of properly. Mobilized team of UXO/security personnel and coordinated inventory and explosives transfer at multiple hazardous sites; set-up satellite dishes to establish Internet and other information systems and continually assured health/well-being of personnel by using various in-place support systems as well as improvising as needed.

September 2003 – March 2004

USA Environmental

Location: Fort Ord, California

Hours Worked per Week: 50

Salary:

Supervisor: N/A Phone: 813-***-**** May Contact: Yes

UXO Tech II

In support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was responsible for utilizing various tools/heavy equipment in coordinating/conducting movements to multiple locations. Skillfully employed magnetic locators to find underground ordnance anomalies and inspected/processed array of ordnance-related items in search of any energetic material; additionally, was tasked with overseeing all aspects of demolition activities.

Supervised work performance of non-UXO personnel performing range sweep operations and continually complied with relevant government/company policies to assure proper completion of assigned tasks.

February 2002 – March 2003

United States Army

B DET. 203d PSB

Location: Fort Richardson, Alaska

Hours Worked per Week: 50

Salary: N/A

Supervisor: N/A Phone: N/A May Contact: N/A

Personnel Actions NCOIC

Held responsibilities regarding maintaining health/welfare for five soldiers and performed multiple administrative functions in support of 60-personnel office, including maintaining financial information, personnel files and other documentation needed to maintain daily activities. Provided excellent advisement to First Sergeant regarding company building maintenance as well as tracking inventory of government property in adherence to Army policies.

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Managed maintenance work orders to DPW and coordinated with appropriate agencies to assure completion of work orders in a timely manner. Additionally, served as Assistant Supply Sergeant and allocated supplies/other office equipment.

August 1999 – January 2002

United States Army

725th EOD Co.

Location: Fort Drum, New York

Hours Worked per Week: 50

Salary: N/A

Supervisor: N/A Phone: N/A May Contact: N/A

Explosive Ordnance Specialist

Successfully met assignments to locate/identify/render safe/dispose of foreign and domestic conventional/chemical/nuclear ordnance and IEDs; continually supported VIP missions for U.S. Secret Service, Department of State and other federal entities. Read explosive ordnance disposal technical publications to research/identify ordnance, provided logistical support and maintained explosive ordnance disposal tools/equipment/vehicles.

Worked closely with personnel at the Emergency Contamination Control Station and Emergency Personnel Decontamination Station, located/accessed buried ordnance and assisted explosive ordnance disposal team with multiple duties. Provided crucial advisement to less-experienced personnel, performed radiological monitoring, interpreted x-rays/diagrams/drawings/technical information on explosive ordnance, conducted formal instruction for military/civilian audiences and authored technical intelligence and incident reports.

May 1995 – October 1999

United States Army

1/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

Location: Fort Richardson, Alaska

Hours Worked per Week: 50

Salary: N/A

Supervisor: N/A Phone: N/A May Contact: N/A

Team Leader

Acquired exceptional individual/group combat skills that included marksmanship, use of individual infantry weapons, laying field communication equipment, utilizing camouflage to conceal weapons/personnel, fabricating minor fortifications and performing land navigation. Additionally, gained training in performing preventive maintenance on weapons/vehicles, operating vehicles to transport personnel/supplies/equipment, administering first aid and developing proficiency in basic safety/life skills in an outdoor environment. Continually emphasized importance of teamwork, discipline and leadership and supported the well-being of subordinate personnel.

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Education

University of Alaska Anchorage

Associate Degree, Occupational Safety and Health Technology Technician;

Expected graduation 2020

GPA: 3.7

Semester/Credit Hours: 120



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