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Industrial Hygienist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Monterey
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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Duties

Summary

You will serve as an Industrial Hygienist with the Department of the Navy, Naval Medical Command.

This announcement is for anticipated vacancies under the DHA for Certain Personnel within DoD, and may be used to fill similar vacancies for up to 120 days from the date of your application. Applicants may need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing advice on scientific work in industrial hygiene and/or environmental science, including the identification and evaluation of conditions affecting the health and efficiency of employees.
  • Serves as industrial hygienist and/or environmental scientist, and occupational health and safety expert/advisor on assessment, treatment, cleanup, air monitoring and sampling techniques and hazards associated with highly unstable chemicals.
  • Reviews scientific research, studies, regulatory analyses and support documents, and information compiled by EPA or other organization/individuals on the effects of hazardous substance on human health and the environments.
  • Develop and implement novel and advanced health and safety protocols and analytical programs using state of the art methodology to protect workers and address problems associated with environmental emergencies/uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
  • Responsible for evaluating and reviews of health and safety plans/protocol and/or environmental assessments as required to ensure that response actions produce the least overall impact on the environment, employees involved and local populations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

0690 Industrial Hygiene

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) may be required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Salary listed is based on a full-time work schedule; Salary will vary depending on location of the position due to different locality salary charts.
  • Employee must maintain current certifications.
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
  • You may be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Full time, part time, intermittent, permanent, term, and/or temporary appointments are available.
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.
  • You may be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You may be required to obtain and maintain a current license/certification as required for various specialties.
  • Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present (e.g. fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals). You will be required to participate in medical surveillance programs.
  • You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
  • You will perform supervisory or lead duties if appointed to a supervisory or lead position.
  • Telework eligibility varies depending on position.

Qualifications

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position:

For GS-5: Applicants who meet the basic education requirement described in the Individual Occupational Requirements are fully qualified for this position at the GS-05.

For GS-7: In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement, applicants must have at least 52 weeks experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level participating in occupational safety and/or occupational health inspections of workplaces and is exposed to the practical application of techniques and measures used to identify hazards. Reviews records and/or reports to understand the application of technical standards to specific hazardous. Identifying occupational health and safety hazards. Assists in preparing for opening and closing conferences and outreach activities.

For GS-9: In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement, applicants must have at least 52 weeks experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level assisting in the planning of and/or conducting occupational safety and/or occupational health inspections of workplaces where the exposures and types of hazards are predictable in advance. Examples may include the following: Health sampling; Chemical exposures and/or overexposures; Noise exposures and/or overexposures; Equipment and/or machine operations; Environmental conditions; Work practices; Protective devices and/or protective equipment; and or Safety procedures.

For GS-11: In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement, applicants must have at least 52 weeks experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level assisting in the planning of and/or conducting occupational safety and/or occupational health inspections of workplaces where the exposures and types of hazards are predictable in advance. Examples may include the following: Health sampling; Chemical exposures and/or overexposures; Noise exposures and/or overexposures; Equipment and/or machine operations; Environmental conditions; Work practices; Protective devices and/or protective equipment; and or Safety procedures.

For GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include responsibility for the protective programs for workers who are exposed to the wide variety of environment stresses including some for which the nature and extent of hazard is not completely understood, including: chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic. Conducting industrial hygiene sampling using; photoionization detectors, gas detectors, air sampling pumps, dust monitoring equipment, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation monitors, and other state of the art monitoring equipment.

For GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include experience directing and supervising the division. Developing and executing programs in areas including: radiation safety, asbestos, hearing conservation, mold management, indoor air quality, ergonomics, blood-borne pathogens, occupational medical surveillance, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, first aid/CPR/AED, general industrial hygiene, hazardous chemicals, confined space and other industrial/environmental health programs.

For GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include directing and supervising the division. Provides leadership and guidance on performing in-depth monitoring, testing, and sampling for various health hazards. Provides direction to managers ensuring all plans and programs incorporate federal and state mandated health and safety standards into work procedures and facilities.

For GS-15: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include directing and supervising the division. Participates as the recognized industrial hygienist on committees, and represents the agency in other forums. Researches and prepares actions to eliminate or control health hazards through new technology, improved procedures, and/or administrative controls. Advises, prepares and presents key health and industrial hygiene initiatives to other directors and senior management officials.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

Basic Requirements for GS-05 through GS-15 can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/industrial-hygiene-series-0690/

Applicants may substitute education for experience in the following situations:

FOR GS-05 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed four academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

FOR GS-07 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education; or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.

FOR GS-09 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree.

FOR GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Keywords: Department of Defense, Salinas , Industrial Hygienist, Other , Monterey, California

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