Industrial Hygienist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Apr 20, 2021
Closes
Apr 24, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A successful candidate in this position will support the Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy and will be responsible for the development and maintenance of worker safety and health policies; and provide complex-wide policy implementation assistance to DOE field elements for the Department's occupational safety and health regulations, directives, and technical standards.

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Responsibilities

As an Industrial Hygienist, you will:
  • Develop, revise, and coordinate Departmental worker safety and health Rules (in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act), directives, and technical standards to ensure the integration of safety and health into the DOE sites and facilities practices and procedures. This also includes ensuring that they are consistent with industry best practices and standards.
  • Independently plan, develop, and provide implementation assistance (consultations) of a highly focused and complex nature for the application of worker safety and health rules, directives and technical standards and resolution of complex and unprecedented occupational safety and health issues that have broad impact on DOE work. Assistance may take the form of guidance documents and supporting policy instructions, writing and publishing technical clarifications for emergent issues, and recommendations for 10 CFR part 851 variance requests.
  • Perform or participate, when requested, in safety and health reviews of DOE Program Offices or field elements and represent the agency in meetings, conferences, and committee activities involving DOE safety and health policy and standards, proposals, and current activities.
  • Establish and maintain continuing liaisons and cooperative relationships with DOE organizations, occupational safety and health organizations, professional organizations; federal, state and local government agencies; and the private sector to promote acceptance and understanding of the Department's worker safety and health policies. This includes resolving conflicts in the application of standards and regulations, soliciting and encouraging joint efforts on matters of mutual concern, and coordinating program operations and projects.
  • Maintain an awareness of Department-wide operations, issues, and lessons learned of interest to the Office of Health and Safety in order to provide expert advice and assistance with safety and health related issues to Office Directors, Field and Program Offices and DOE Contractor Management and subject matter experts and staff across the DOE complex.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, training and/or conferences.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Resume and application must be submitted online.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

A Public Trust (Tier 2, SF 85P) background investigation is required.

This position is NOT included in the Collective Bargaining Unit.

This is a telework eligible position as determined by agency policy. This is NOT a telework only position. The duty location for this position is in Germantown, MD.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
  • Experience in developing, planning, and evaluating the effectiveness of occupational safety and health policy and worker safety and health programs; experience providing technical advice, guidance, and assistance relative to site safety and health regulations and requirements.
  • Experience providing effective implementation of worker protection policies and directives. Planning and conducting vital agency worker, safety and health programs.
  • Experience in providing effective implementation of worker safety and health requirements such as leading or serving on a team in conducting assessments and peer reviews.

  • Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards (i.e., 29 CFR parts 1910, 1926, and 1960): health hazards associated with exposure to chemical and physical hazards; and sampling and analysis of hazardous industrial contamination.
  • Knowledge of other Federal and state industrial and construction safety and health requirements and procedures (i.e., DOE, OSHA, EPA, and NRC) in order to provide implementation assistance for conformance with required and accepted safety and health practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of national occupational safety and health laws, policies, regulations, standards, operational directives and methodologies, in order to plan and carry out DOE complex wide programs or provide guidance, direction and technical assistance to DOE federal and contractor organizations. Evaluate occupational safety and health programs involving workers engaged in diverse high hazard and high safety risk industrial operations where standards are often not directly applicable, inappropriate, lacking or are contested, (e.g., chemicals, metal presses, noise, or electrical systems in hazardous locations).
  • Knowledge of developments in new and changing industries and industrial processes presenting high hazard risks to workers (beryllium, asbestos, silica, noise, lead, radiological contamination, etc.) to effectively advise, counsel and assist DOE federal and contractor organizations in modifying their concepts, programs, methodologies, standards and regulations, to assure maximum protection to workers.
  • Knowledge of and skill in communication and public relations techniques sufficient to effectively represent the office at conferences, meetings and consultations with sites, employer/employee groups, unions, national industry organizations, and special interest groups concerning DOE worker safety and health policy objectives and issues.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    EDUCATION:

    This position has a positive educational requirement. Applicants MUST have the required education, and documentation to verify your education MUST be submitted with your application in order to be considered for this position. You must submit your unofficial transcripts stating degree conferred and the date conferred. Specific requirements for this series are listed below.

    Industrial Hygiene Series Basic Requirements:

    The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    • A bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science; or
    • A bachelor's 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; or
    • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

    Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/fed_employees/index.cfm
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/
    Veterans Information: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/

    Telework: www.telework.gov

    Selective Service Registration: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
    If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
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  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

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    Veterans: authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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