Industrial Hygienist

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

Summary

The selectee of this position serves as a Industrial Hygienist 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.

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

As a Industrial Hygienist at the GS-0690-13 grade 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 be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable determination of suitability for a Public Trust position.
  • May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Must possess the legal and personal qualifications to operate passenger-type motor vehicles.


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).

    Education

    Transcripts: You may submit official or unofficial transcripts as part of the application process. If you are selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts to receive a final offer of employment. An official transcript is a copy of your permanent academic record and includes:
    • - A list of the courses you took.
    • - The dates you attended the school.
    • - Your major and degree.
    • - Your cumulative grade point average (GPA).
    • - Any honors you received.
    • - The date your degree was awarded.
    Academic degrees must be granted from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To determine if a school or program is accredited, refer to the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs .

    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 more information, click here .

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. For additional information about ICTAP eligibility click here .

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the agency with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. For additional information about CTAP eligibility click here .

    Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. The salary range listed above is an approximation and subject to locality adjustment. Recruitment incentive may be authorized.

    Physical Demands: The work can be mainly sedentary in nature while in the office, but field work requires ·physical exertion such as constant walking, lifting, standing, and bending. The incumbent must have the ability to survey space and equipment requirements in offices, storerooms, boiler and equipment rooms, electrical and telephone closets, loading docks, building roofs, elevator shafts, and various other types of construction areas. The incumbent will carry specification books, blueprints, portable computers, and other construction documents.

    Working Environment: During surveys, the employee is exposed to all the risks and discomforts associated with industrial activities of the USMS. This potentially includes noise and toxic chemicals, and exposure requires the use of protective clothing and equipment, including respirators, hardhats, and ear protectors. Mandatory overtime and compensatory time may be required. Schedule breaks and/or lunch periods may be delayed in order to complete duties. Substantial travel nationwide, involving travel 50 percent or more work night per month, may be required.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application package will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), and the responses you provide on the application 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. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

    Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
    Highly Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
    Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

    Although veterans' preference points are not assigned under category rating procedures, veterans' preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category. (i.e. Best Qualified.)

    Names of all candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the Best Qualified category who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
    • 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:
  • Your Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed; Cover Letter optional.
  • A complete online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Other Supporting Documents, if applicable:
    • - Transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
    • - Veterans' Documentation, if you are claiming veterans' preference,you must submit a copy of your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD FORM 214 (MEMBER - 4 copy) or other official document or statement from the Armed Forces showing separation, discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions. If claiming preference and/or eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must also submit an official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or branch of the Armed forces, certifying service-connected disability; AND the Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, Standard Form 15 .
    • - Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement. (e.g. certifications, licenses.)
    • Active Duty Service Members expecting to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days may be granted tentative preference and/or special hiring authority for veterans eligibility by submitting a "certification" document in lieu of a DD-214. This "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of the submission of the certification. For more information on veterans' preference and special hiring authorities for veterans click here .


    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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