In this position you will be an Industrial Hygienist in the Florida/Georgia Industrial Hygiene Program Office of Naval Hospital Jacksonville. At the full performance level you may serve as a team leader in highly complex and sensitive surveys in high hazard workplaces. You will perform duties encompassing all phases of the industrial hygiene program. To learn more about this facility, please click on the following link: https://www.med.navy.mil/SITES/NAVALHOSPITALJAX/Pages/default.aspx
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1599c, title 10, United States Code provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements in health care occupations.
THIS POSITION IS FULL TIME TERM- 2 YEARS
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 2/8/2018. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 2/8/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
A typical day in the life of an Industrial Hygienist!
Perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations.
Assess work practices to identify the population at risk and to detect violations.
Evaluate and review industrial hygiene new or rare chemicals for which toxicity data is not available.
Maintain, calibrate and select appropriate equipment and conduct/oversee sampling.
Review industrial activity occupational health standards to determine conformity.
Identify deficiencies in existing occupational health programs and standards.
Conduct hazard evaluation of new products/processes for determining health hazard and provide recommendation.
Assess the need for quantitative determination of problems in ventilation; air contamination; noise and other physical stressors.
Prepare workplace monitoring plans and track their completion.
Make recommendations that include controls for physical or chemical agents, and environmental stresses.
Conduct training on various operations, hazards, controls or IH equipment.
***Travel Required - Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.***
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations.
This is a term appointment not to exceed 2 years. Term appointments may be extended up to 6 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. A term appointment does not give the employee competitive/permanent status, however you would be eligible for benefits such as leave accrual, insurances, Federal Savings Accounts, and more; for the duration of your employment. Your employment will be terminated upon reaching the not to exceed date. Selectees may be noncompetitively converted to permanent career-conditional or career appointments under specific conditions.
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.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science that was accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. (Note - Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable); OR possess 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. The degree was accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. (Note - Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable); OR possess Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). (NOTE: You must submit your college transcripts or your ABIH certificate with your application.)
In addition to the Basic Requirements for the GS-12 position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of professional industrial hygiene experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing duties utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to perform, organize and/or direct on-site surveys and investigations in offices, shops, aboard ships and aircraft, and conduct literature searches to determine nature and severity of hazards present; evaluate physical and chemical hazards such as noise, explosives, ionizing, and non-ionizing radiation , ventilation, pesticides within a workplace environment; utilize and calibrate industrial hygiene measurement equipment such as indoor air quality meters, infrared analyzers, and moisture meters to evaluate environment stresses; develop training programs on industrial hygiene and occupational health issues; serve as an panelist regarding industrial hygiene matters and federal regulations on physical and chemical hazards in the workplace; interpret legal requirements for hazardous material controls and disposal methods for environmental emergency contingency plans.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for the GS-11 position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of professional industrial hygiene experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.; or have successfully completed a Ph.D., equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing duties utilizing
industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to conduct surveys to identify and evaluate health hazards and potential health hazards; evaluate physical and chemical hazards such as noise, explosives, ionizing, and non-ionizing radiation, ventilation, pesticides within a workplace environment; utilize and calibrate industrial hygiene measurement equipment such as indoor air quality meters, infrared analyzers, and moisture meters to evaluate environment stresses; provide recommendations to eliminate or reduce stresses for chemical and physical agents within work environments. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
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
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
Relocation incentives may be authorized.
These are obligated positions. The former incumbents have return rights to these positions under PL 86-585.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-12 grade. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
HOW TO APPLY! Please Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/489330700 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section. You must apply through the link above by February 22, 2018 in order to receive consideration. We are unable to accept applications from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Career Advantage Center or vial email. Applications not submitted through the above link will not receive consideration.
Internal Number: 10122383
About Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Industrial Hygienists with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery focus on the prevention of occupational illness or disease. They identify and evaluate chemical, biological, physical, and other conditions affecting the health and efficiency of employees or the citizens of the adjacent community. They formulate and recommend measures to prevent, eliminate, or control occupational health hazards. They promote occupational health programs that instruct and motivate managers and employees in the prevention as well as correction of potential health hazards.