Management & Policy, Solid/HAZ Waste Management, Water Quality
4 Year Degree
As an Industrial Hygienist you will be responsible for the implementation of all industrial hygiene activities including: chemical safety; industrial safety; industrial hygiene; hazard abatement; collaborating on incident and accident reporting; and assisting with emergency planning and preparedness at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Ensures the compliance with requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Standard.
Conducts inspections of laboratory modules and support service locations.
Manages the Respiratory Protection Program to include training, fit testing, and selection of the proper type of respirator for the operation or hazard.
Identifies personnel for medical surveillance in accordance with applicable regulatory standards.
Develops, implements, and oversees programs in the Industrial Hygiene areas to ensure regulatory compliance.
Schedules and conducts industrial hygiene surveys to ensure compliance with current USDA, Agency, Federal, State, and Local regulations.
Determines methods, procedures, and measuring devices for use in evaluating the extent to which hazards are present and the effectiveness of control procedures.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
Testing Designated Position: Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.
Valid state driver's license is required at the time of application.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 574597500
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.
To protect agricultural health, APHIS is on the job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working to defend America's animal and plant resources from agricultural pests and diseases. For example, if the Mediterranean fruit fly and Asian longhorned beetle, two major agricultural pests, were left unchecked, they would result in several billions of dollars in production and marketing losses annually. Similarly, if foot-and-mouth disease or highly pathogenic avian influenza were to become established in the United States, foreign trading partners could invoke trade restrictions and producers would suffer devastating losses.
In the event that a pest or disease of concern is detected, APHIS implements emergency protocols and partners with affected States t...o quickly manage or eradicate the outbreak. This aggressive approach has enabled APHIS to successfully prevent and respond to potential pest and disease threats to U.S. agriculture.
To promote the health of U.S. agriculture in the international trade arena, APHIS develops and advances science-based standards with trading partners to ensure America's agricultural exports, worth more than $50 billion annually, are protected from unjustified restrictions.
In response to needs expressed by the American people and Congress, APHIS' mission has expanded over the years to include such issues as wildlife damage and disease management; regulation of genetically engineered crops and animal welfare; and protection of public health and safety as well as natural resources that are vulnerable to invasive pests and pathogens. While carrying out its diverse protection responsibilities, APHIS makes every effort to address the needs of all stakeholders involved in the U.S. agricultural sector.