Hearing Conservation Consultant

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Nov 20, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Full Time

  • Serves in the Army Hearing Program, Clinical Public Health and Epidemiology Directorate, USA Public Health Center (APHC), responsible for responsible for providing technical and administrative support.
  • Provides support for Hearing Readiness, covering audiometric monitoring and tracking and reporting of individual and unit hearing readiness.
  • Support Hearing Readiness and Hearing Conservation by conducting technical consultations, site visits, correspondence review, document preparation, telephonic and email assistance, technical reports, paper publications, and presentations.
  • Provides technical expertise on tactical and conventional hearing protectors, tactical communication and protection systems, noise and sound monitoring, noise abatement referrals, risk communication, health education training.
  • Serves as an Army hearing authority, advisor, and consultant to the Army Health Program Manager.
  • Prepares, reviews, and edits DA directives, regulations and technical guides pertinent to the Army Health Program.
  • Serves as a certified course director and instructor for training military and civilian personnel in the principles of noise-hazard evaluation, personal hearing protective measures, monitoring audiometry, and health education.


Conditions of Employment

  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • Obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Business Travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Possess a audiologist certification and license or be willing to obtain and maintain the audiologist certification and license within six months from date of hire.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Basic Requirement for Hearing Conservation Consultant:

Degree: Bachelor's or graduate (or higher level) degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate tot he work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Providing advice, guidance and direction for implementation of policies related to Hearing Programs; 2) Utilizing Hearing conservation systems such as the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness Systems-Hearing Conservation to monitor and track hearing readiness; 3) Developing new methodologies for program needs related to hearing conservation; 4) Collaborating with various stakeholders to resolve technical issues and provide recommendations related to hearing readiness and conversation. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the Federal service (GS-12).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the
  • 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized at management's discretion.
  • Advanced In-Hire may be authorized at management's discretion.
  • Advanced leave accrual may be authorized at management's discretion.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to repot to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated timeframe identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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