Industrial Hygienist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 01, 2017
Closes
Aug 01, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

For EHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • A security clearance may be required
  • BASIC REQUIREMENT:
    A degree in industrial hygiene; or a degree in a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science that included 12 semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours of courses in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene. AND, my education was acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4-year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in science or engineering at an accredited college or university. (NOTE: Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.)

    OR

    A combination of education and experience that included at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in "A" above, plus experience in field, laboratory, engineering, or another environment that provided me with a means of obtaining professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls. My work involved experience in all of the following areas: the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses; the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment.

    AND

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include planning and conducting complete evaluations of work operations involving potentially hazardous environmental conditions, analyzes finding, and recommends corrective measures and controls.
    OR
    have a master's or equivalent graduate degree
    OR
    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree which provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position
    OR
    have a combination of education and specialized experience.

    GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include evaluating chemical health hazards resulting from inhalation of vapors, fumes, mists, gases and dusts, or from skin contact; physical hazards, such as noise, heat or pressure above and below normal atmospheric; and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; and environmental assessments.
    OR
    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D.
    OR
    equivalent doctoral degree
    OR
    have a combination of education and specialized experience

    GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include directing and supervising the division. Responsible for the protective programs for workers are exposed to the wide variety of environment stresses including some for which the nature and extent of hazard is not completely understood, including: chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic.

    GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include experience which may have been gained by compounding of prescriptions of physicians, dentists, and other licensed practitioners; the formulation, preparation, bulk compounding, selection, dispensing and preservation of drugs, medicines, and chemicals; research and investigation in developing special vehicles or variations of standard formulas to meet the needs of individual patients and in developing original techniques of compounding and making available for use new investigational drugs; advising on drug therapy and usage; or performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work concerning the administration of a pharmacy program for hospital, clinic, or other medical care facility.

    OR

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/industrial-hygiene-series-0690/

    AND

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, practices, and principles.
    2. Knowledge and ability to recognize workplace and environmental factors and stresses associated with multifaceted work operations.
    3. Knowledge and ability to use a wide range of industrial hygiene sampling techniques and instrumentation.
    4. Knowledge and ability to conduct air sampling evaluations and assess the associated hazards.
    5. Knowledge of all types of industrial hygiene measuring and sampling instruments and equipment and skill in their field calibration and use.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance

    Secret


    DUTIES:

    • Serve as a technical consultant to management on industrial hygiene evaluations of the work environment. Conduct health hazard evaluations and promote effective occupational health and safety practices throughout the wing and tenant organizations.
    • Conduct surveys, evaluations and auditing to identify and evaluate potential occupational health hazards using knowledge of IH principles, concepts, and practices. Assist in the planning and conducting sampling using various instrumentation and equipment.
    • Review regulatory requirements prior to conducting air sampling, and assess hazards; develop sampling strategies and apply recognized standards; help with or perform sampling using indirect and direct reading instruments to quantify hazards.
    • Advise management on industrial hygiene issues, recommend actions to prevent or minimize health hazards, provide industrial hygiene input to risk management decision processes.
    • Assist with reviewing and evaluating plans for new construction, alteration of facilities or for new processes including new materials that are of a hazardous or toxic, nature.
    Additional Information:
    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-13).