Industrial Hygienist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 14, 2022
Closes
Jan 19, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Industrial Hygienist, you will:
  • Serve as an expert in the field of industrial hygiene
  • Provide expert technical advice and direction in support of complex investigations and inspections of issues,
  • Provide advise on assuring the safety and health of workers,
  • Assess the effectiveness of the industrial hygiene and occupational health programs.
  • Participate on multidisciplinary teams as a technical expert.
  • Participate in reviewing highly technical, unique, and critical issues, incidents, and events affecting the safety and health of workers.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements
  • Subject to the appropriate background investigation to determine suitability or fitness for federal employment and eligibility to hold a sensitive position.
  • Obtain and maintain a Q-Level security clearance. Failure to obtain and maintain the required security clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will participate in drug urinalysis testing.
  • Required to submit Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08)
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • This position is included in a Bargaining Agreement.


Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS : (TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED WITH APPLICANTION)
1) Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science; or
2) 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
3) Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (external link) (ABIH).

In addition to meeting the requirement above, you must also meet the specialized experience requirement below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS : A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
  • 1) Implementing worker safety and health programs, recommending measures to eliminate and/or control occupational health hazards to meet federal, state, local, and agency regulatory requirements;
  • 2) Providing technical advice during investigations of alleged violations of worker health and safety requirements;
  • 3) Evaluating results of investigations and preparing technical assessments, making recommendations for abatement actions, enforcement actions, or policy changes.
The OPM Group Qualification Standard for this position is: General Schedule Qualification Standards (opm.gov)
The Individual Occupational Requirement for this position is: Industrial Hygiene Series 0690 (opm.gov)
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
Time-in-Grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.
TAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, unless you request a legally required exception from this requirement.

As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness that you are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, 2021. Once onboard, you will then be required to provide proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system and certify the documentation you provide is true and correct under penalty of perjury. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.

Education

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
Your performance appraisal and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other candidates.

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