Industrial Hygienist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 12, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Management Services Division, Arlington, Virginia.

The selectee of this position serves as a Industrial Hygienist. You will be responsible for advising on the identification, evaluation, and mitigation of conditions affecting the health of employees and, occasionally, on the health of citizens adjacent to USMS structures and activities.
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Responsibilities

As a Industrial Hygienist at the GS-0690-13 level, some of your typical work assignments may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conducting surveys and significant research and analyses of existing facilities and recommends industrial hygiene improvements and reviews cost estimates.
  • Developing industrial hygiene criteria and standards for use in managing contracts that enable control of chemical, biological, and physical hazards to working populations.
  • Conducting on-site detailed inspections to ensure that industrial hygiene considerations conform to USMS design standards and approved plans
  • Participating in the conduct of nationwide surveys to document the condition of USMS detention facilities. Evaluates data and projects resources necessary to correct deficiencies.


Travel Required

50% or less - Frequent Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable determination of suitability for a Public Trust position.

Must possess the legal and personal qualifications to operate passenger-type motor vehicles.

May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Qualifications

To qualify for the position, you must meet the basic requirements and minimum qualifications as defined below:

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
  • Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must be 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. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) as a professional engineering curriculum.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements above, to be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the education and/or experience required for the grade level(s) to which you apply.

GS-13
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. You must have at least one year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties:
  • Evaluate, study, and report industrial hygiene findings to establish new standards and controls to improve safety and health in working environments;
  • Perform inspections and provide advice and direction in a range of industrial hygiene matters; and
  • Conduct field surveys to obtain industrial hygiene data such as exposure data.
  • When citing your education and/or experience, be clear and specific. We cannot make assumptions about your education and/or experience. If your transcripts and/or resume do not support your application questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    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). 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

    Education

    Must possess one of the following:
    • 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
    • Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
    Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
    All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must be 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. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) as a professional engineering curriculum.

    Some positions allow you to substitute education for specialized experience, however for this position you must meet the specialized experience as the substitution of education is not permitted.

    ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY FOR THE BASIC REQUIREMENT?
    Education must be from an accredited school or institution.
    Please refer to the following website to locate your school and/ or institution https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirements for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

    Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:
    http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

    Recruitment incentive may be authorized

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and incentive awards submitted with your application will be available to the selecting official for review and consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    • Administration and Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Research


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents (Applicants should ensure that their personally identifiable information (PII) is protected.):
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education for the basic requirement
    • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
    • Copy of most recent performance appraisal with supervisor's signature showing the official final rating of record. In cases where the performance appraisal is incomplete or unavailable, applicants may provide an explanation of the reasons (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service).
    • Copy of SF-50 reflecting award received (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service).
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
    • Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)


    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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