Certified Senior Industrial Hygienist

Washington D.C
Jan 05, 2023
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time
General Hybrid Work Statement:

This opportunity is a hybrid opportunity allowing for flexibility between virtual and in-person work subject to the Authority's telework policy.

Marketing Statement:

We are seeking a highly motivated Certified Industrial Hygienist to lead our Industrial Hygiene Team as a member of WMATA's Office of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). We are looking for an individual with a strong technical background and a passion for protecting the health and safety of workers, capable of interpreting and implementing the latest regulatory requirements and IH principles to the workplace. The position will include standing up and leading the Industrial Hygiene Working Group, managing the IH Laboratory, and serving as the lead industrial hygiene subject matter expert across the Authority.

Duties will include proactively anticipating, identifying, analyzing, and controlling workplace hazards; and continuously improving OSH Industrial Hygiene Programs, and managing special projects.

The team member should have excellent communication skills and will actively collaborate with various work groups, including medical staff, to ensure processes and procedures are in alignment and implemented in compliance with the appropriate safety and health Codes and Standards. The position will coach and educate leaders and workers on safe work practices, review non-compliant workplace conditions, and determine appropriate mitigations and actions that result in continuous improvement of worker safety and health. Occasional interaction with external stakeholders and oversight is expected.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional level, broad-scope Industrial Hygienist practice and increasing responsibility for managing and implementing Industrial Hygiene programs

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Technical Certification/Licenses in Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • Roadway worker protection (RWP), level 2, within 6 months of hire and maintained for the duration of time in position

  • Master's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology, Public Health

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary

The Certified Senior Industrial Hygienist (CIH) serves as an industrial hygiene subject matter expert (SME) and oversees the work performed by other Industrial Hygiene staff, to ensure compliance and effectiveness. The incumbent manages the Industrial Hygiene Program, Respiratory Protection Program and fit-testing activities, Job Hazard Analysis Program (IH section), IH Laboratory and equipment. Using a strong analytical and operational knowledge of exposure and established sampling methodologies, the incumbent establishes baseline exposures and continuously monitors related metals, dusts, fibers, fumes, aerosols, chemicals, and gases. The CIH develops, manages and continuously improves industrial hygiene programs and related training content. The incumbent serves as the subject matter authority and liaison responsible for the interpretation of regulatory compliance standards to ensure implementation is compliant with federal, state and local regulations across the Authority. The incumbent partners with organizations to improve implementation of safety programs through effective communication and collaborative efforts to achieve world-class safety.

  • Manages corporate Industrial Hygiene (IH) Programs as the recognized authority of the Program's subject matter, including anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of the associated workplace hazards across the Authority.
  • Determines and implements appropriate methodologies for IH workplace investigations, fieldwork, area sampling, personal monitoring and analysis of biological, physical, chemical and environmental hazards in compliance with all regulatory requirements of OSHA, ACGIH TLV's and BEI's, ANSI, NIOSH, and applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and internal Authority policies.
  • Partners with various engineering, construction, design, operations, maintenance, emergency response, railway worker teams and other key stakeholder groups to establish exposure control measures that represent world-class programmatic and operational implementation, using the hierarchy of controls and best IH practices.
  • Facilitates a systematic approach to address risk identification, mitigation, and management of IH solutions, including working with various teams to review and approve existing and new work processes, equipment and facility designs and modifications to existing facilities and equipment.
  • Communicates subject matter content using clear, concise and consistent verbal and written communication, demonstrating excellent program management and implementation skills. Manages, mentors and helps resolve industrial hygiene and regulatory issues and communicates related topics through the OSH Working Groups to management, safety committees, safety coordinators, peers and field organizations.
  • Measures the performance status of assigned safety programs and implementation through collaborative oversight using objective, data-driven information to ensure all applicable international, federal, state and local regulations are being met.

  • Demonstrates and promotes continuous improvement and innovative thinking, to support the Authority's world-class safety goals. Promotes a positive safety culture throughout the organization by seeking out areas for improvement and rewarding exceptional safety performance.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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