INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 17, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST, Position Description Number D12719000 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

As an Industrial Hygienist, ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force Occupational Safety and health (AFOSH) directives and regulations. Acts as the technical expert and advisor to Wing leadership on all issues pertaining to the above directives. Serves as an expert advisor concerning OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and USAir Force on installation health matters such as, (a) health hazard identification, evaluation and abatement; (b) workplace surveillance, (c) medical-legal documentation, (d) asbestos abatement,(e) lead based paint, (f) ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, (g) Thermo Luminescent Dosimetry(TLD), (h) air emissions, (i) drinking water, (j) wastewater discharges, (k) hazardous wastes, (l)Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities, (m) pesticide use, (n)environmental noise, (o) environmental assessment, (p) environmental sampling, and (q) other environmental monitoring. Serves as an installation expert regarding Nuclear Biological and Chemical readiness issues. Researches industrial operations and develops, implements, and executes surveillance strategies, inspections to eliminate health hazards. Writes industrial facility case files on installation industrial shops IAW Air Force Instruction (AFI) 48-145, Occupational Health Program. Executes appropriate methods and techniques of surveys. Performs base wide no-notice, spot, and special inspections. be installed, and/or when hazardous conditions exist. Follows up to ensure compliance of findings. Identifies potential physical, biological, and chemical health hazards in the workplace; evaluates exposure to workers, and prescribes corrective measures. In the case of serious or acute conditions, chronic illnesses, etc., performs follow-up interviews and provides professional guidance to the affected or involved employee(s), physician(s), hospital/clinic, and supervisor(s) to prevent future similar situations. Documents findings using complex inter-relational data basing systems. Determines and assigns Risk Assessment Code (RAC) to health hazards. Establishes RAC based on potential of significant health risks in relation to occupational health related exposure. Maintains a deficiency log. Prepares, reviews for comments/clarification, and submits AF Form 457, USAF Hazard Report, to the safety office. Reviews AF Form 457 from unit for comment and clarification and forwards to safety office. Monitors the abatement of occupational health hazards to ensure corrective action has been initiated. Maintains record of occupational health-related RAC 4 and 5 hazards until appropriate corrective action is completed. Reviews plans for new and existing facility construction projects. Ensures applicable OSHA,AFOSH, and EPA criteria are incorporated. Manages and assesses installation environmental sampling, analysis and monitoring requirements, and performs ambient, source and substance tests and monitoring. Compiles and evaluates pollution emission inventories. Serves as the installation point of contact and coordinator for Agency Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities. Develops, implements, and manages the Federal Hazard Communication Standard as mandated by OSHA. Interprets Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for employees, management and other health professionals, and maintains the base master MSDS file. Develops, implements, and manages the Federal Hazard Communication Standard as mandated by OSHA. Interprets Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for employees, management and other health professionals, and maintains the base master MSDS file. Analyzes information used in preparing hazardous materials inventories and operating instructions. Provides expert technical assistance to employees for proper completion of hazardous chemical labeling. Authorizes, reviews, and validates new hazardous material issued on AF Form 3952, Chemical Hazardous Material Request/Authorization. Identifies low level less hazardous substitutes through expert chemical and process knowledge. Reviews and approves issues related to hazardous material including personal protective equipment (PPE) and disposal requirements. Researches technical orders (T.O's.) for possible substitutes, i.e. environmentally friendly products. Acts as the technical health expert and advisor to Wing leadership. Serves as the competent authority on radioactive material on base. Serves as the Base Radiation Safety Officer. Serves as the program manager that ensures installation compliance with OSHA confined space standards. Updates and reviews base disaster/contingency/response plans. Develops, writes, schedules, and implements the training plans for subordinate employee(s).Plans and organizes the work of subordinates. Assigns work and provides guidelines on scope or required performance.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Qualifications

Military Grades: Officer 02 and below and Enlisted

: GENERAL EXPERIENCE : 1. Degree: industrial hygiene; or 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. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.

OR

2. Combination of education and experience -- at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Qualifying experience may have been obtained in field, laboratory, engineering, or other environment if the work provided a means of obtaining a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls. Such work must have involved experience in all of the following areas: the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses; the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment.Quality of Experience - Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Education

1. Degree: industrial hygiene; or 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. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.

OR

2. Combination of education and experience -- at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Professional knowledge and skills applicable to performance of a wide range of industrial hygiene duties, including survey, detection, evaluation, and sampling/testing techniques and related control measures for a variety of potential workplace-related health hazards. This includes performance of highly complex computations and application of theory and formulas representative of a wide variety of tests and reporting responsibilities that is typical of the scientific requirements of the industrial hygiene profession. Knowledge of OSHA, AFOSH, EPA, and other federal laws and related programs, and of DoD, USAF, and ANG regulations, policies and procedures related to industrial hygiene, occupational health, and bioenvironmental engineering. Knowledge of a broad range of administrative and managerial principles/ procedures, conventional methods, and techniques sufficient to independently plan, implement, evaluate, and manage the assigned ANG IH/BEE program. Knowledge of technical installation work processes/operations and equipment relative to their effect on the health and efficiency of employees working in machine shops, warehouses, on aircraft parking areas, and in adjacent office areas, etc. Knowledge of and ability to isolate and identify a variety of chemical agents (i.e., liquids, duets, fumes, vapors, gases, etc.); physical agents (i.e., noise, temperature, pressure, and radiation);biological agents (i.e., fungi, bacteria, and viruses); and ergonomic factors, involving body positions and repetitious motion, etc. Professional knowledge required to direct or recommend alternative controls, approaches, and/or protective devices relative to the prevention or correction of harmful exposures and/or hazardous findings. Knowledge of USAF/ATSDR activities and requirements in order to act as the local point of contact and program coordinator. Knowledge and skills sufficient to communicate effectively and educate employees, supervisors, and managers; ability to interact effectively with other health specialists and officials and to properly prepare related correspondence and associated reports.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

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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