Industrial Hygiene Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 06, 2017
Closes
Jul 20, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:
The Industrial Hygiene Technician position is located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Department of Public Health, Industrial Hygiene. You will work in an office environment while conducting Industrial Hygiene sampling and surveys in a healthcare and biomedical setting to include laboratories, operating rooms, and sterile processing. Investigations and surveys involve moderate physical exertion, including carrying equipment, climbing, standing, walking, and bending, as well as use of personal protective devices (including negative pressure respirators) and occasional work in confined spaces, and heights (i.e., at ceiling level and on rooftops). You may be exposed to a wide range of hazardous and unpleasant conditions during investigations, including toxic materials, high noise levels, and temperature extremes. Use of protective clothing and equipment is required.

This position is for a GS-07 position with promotion potential to the GS-9. This position may be filled at the GS-07 level, GS-08 level, or the GS-09 level. If selected at the GS-07 level or GS-08 level, noncompetitive promotion to the next grade level is authorized; pending time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the next higher/target level grade duties. These positions will be filled on a permanent basis.

Who May Apply: US Citizens


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

In order to qualify, you must meet the education or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

To Qualify at the GS-07:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes preparing statistical reports within a medical activity; reviewing and analyzing policies and procedures used in occupational health programs; assisting with administrative duties such as budget, personnel and public relations.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as Industrial Hygiene, Physical Science, or Organic Chemistry.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.

To Qualify at the GS-08:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes recognizing potential health hazards; analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems; developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in occupational health programs; providing administrative duties such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

OR

Education: One and a half years of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as Industrial Hygiene, Physical Science, or Organic Chemistry.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total semester hours minus 18) by 9. Add the two percentages.

To Qualify at the GS-09:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes identifying and evaluating conditions inside and outside the workplace that may affect employee health; calibrating industrial hygiene equipment; operating and maintaining field and laboratory instruments; assisting with industrial hygiene investigations; and performing work-site sampling of reviews. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08).

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Industrial Hygiene, Physical Science, or Organic Chemistry.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Facilities Requirements Analysis and Planning
  • Reporting
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety and Health Training and Education

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
  • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons.

Not Applicable


DUTIES:

You will perform various technical duties ancillary to an industrial hygienist to assess environmental conditions and work practices for chemical, biological, physical and ergonomic hazards to the health and safety of workers. Duties include maintaining and calibrating industrial hygiene instruments, preparing purchase orders for supplies and equipment, collecting environmental data, analyzing findings, preparing data for inclusion in reports, writing portions of reports, and conducting respirator fit testing and training. Environmental conditions include a variety of hazards, e.g., chemical, bacteriological, noise, heat, cold, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Assigned work includes a variety of industrial shops, production areas, clinics, offices, laboratories, confined spaces and outdoor work sites