Industrial Hygienist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chester, Virginia
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Closes
Jul 22, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

See below for important information regarding this job.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
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Responsibilities

  • Acts as principal industrial hygiene advisor and technical consultant to the Agency, directors, and commanders, supervisors, and employees.
  • Formulates industrial hygiene policy program objectives and guidelines for approval by Agency Safety and Occupational Health Director.
  • Serves as an Agency-level Radiation Protection Program Manager (RPM).
  • Deals daily with the following types of hazards: particulates, laser systems, fuels and petroleum products, hazardous chemicals, and hazardous materials.
  • Plans and conducts studies and surveys within the Agency requiring resolution of complex and unique industrial hygiene issues.
  • Provides technical industrial hygiene consultation regarding a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, Program Management, Hearing Conservation, Permit-Required Confined Spaces, Respiratory Protection.
  • Conducts required sampling and monitoring at a variety of workplaces.
  • Manages all Industrial Hygienist functions within the occupational health software program.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.


Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level NH-02. Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

CREDIBLE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
  • Interpreting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) standards and regulations
  • Providing advisory services to management officials on industrial hygiene principles and practices.
  • Generating new occupational health programs for serviced organization.
  • Monitoring programs to ensure compliance with industrial hygiene regulations and laws.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (Industrial Hygienist):Degree: Bachelor's or graduate (or higher level) degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science. The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
OR
Related Degree: 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. The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
OR
Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

  • This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: No
  • Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
  • Occupational Health and Environment Safety Evaluation
  • Oral Communication
  • Risk Management
  • Safety and Health
  • Written Communication


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score.

Once the application process is complete, a manual review of your resume and supporting documentation will occur to determine if you are eligible and among the best qualified as determined by the predetermined cutoff score. Your score is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (e.g., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further:

1. Your resume: May be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. If it includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. For additional information see: What to include in your resume .

2. You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
  • You MUST provide a complete copy of transcripts, licenses, etc. to support your educational claims. See the education section of this announcement for details.
  • For current Federal Employee:
    • You must provide SF-50, or other equivalent official "Notification of Personnel Action" (Note: Request for Personnel Action (SF-52) and Award actions are not acceptable)
    • Time-in-grade documentation: For current federal employees, or individuals who have served in a General Schedule (GS) graded position in the previous 52 weeks, your application must demonstrate you have met the one year time-in-grade requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
    For Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You must provide a signed Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist , PCS orders/verification of duty location assignment, a copy of marriage certificate or license and documents as listed on the Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist. For Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at a score of 85 or higher for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link. For Current/Former Military Members:
      Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying your overall service connected disability percentage AND character of service. Future Military Retirees: Military retirees seeking t enter federal service in the Department of Defense require a waiver if appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). Future Separating from the Military: Yu are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.


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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