This position is located in the Industrial Hygiene Department, in the Directorate for Public Health at Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP), Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms, CA. The department serves the MCAGCC, a large live fire combat training center with associated tenant commands and support activities. The selectee performs the duties of an Industrial Hygienist. These duties include management of resources and all aspects of Industrial Hygiene programs as delineated in applicable Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) policies and procedures, as well as the United States Code of Federal Regulations. NAVAL HOSPITAL - 29 PALMS.
This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date 04/30/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date of 05/14/2018 may be used.
This is an obligated position. The former incumbent has return rights to this position under PL 86-585. This is a Term position. Term appointments may be extended up to 6 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. Additionally, you may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent career-conditional or career appointment under specific conditions.
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.
You will provide professional Industrial Hygiene services and programs to all supported commands and activities.
You will manage resources to include supplies and equipment.
You will utilize and calibrate industrial hygiene measurement equipment such as indoor air quality meters, infrared analyzers, and moisture meters to evaluate environment stresses.
You will plan, implement, and conduct/direct baseline, annual and special industrial hygiene surveys of supported activities.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
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.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
You will 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.
Must be able to regularly handle loads of 45-50 lbs., while transporting and using environmental equipment during surveys. Work includes walking, bending, entry to confined spaces and climbing of ladders.
As a condition of employment a seasonal influenza vaccine is required.
A requirement of this position is availability to go on Temporary Assigned Duty (TAD) in order to attend training, conferences, etc., as needed.
Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized 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: Using industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to conduct professionally written industrial hygiene surveys; 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; provided recommendations to eliminate or reduce stresses for chemical and physical agents within work environments.
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is preferred but not a requirement.
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.
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 a Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
Background checks and security clearance
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply: In order to receive consideration for this position you must visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/496643800 and following the instructions under the "How to Apply" section. We are not able to accept your resume from careeradvantage.aiha.org site.
Internal Number: DE-10186640-18-DDG
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.