This position is that of an Industrial Hygienist working in the Industrial Hygiene Program Office (IHPO) of NAVHOSP GUAM. The selectee may serve as a team leader for those activities requiring expertise in highly complex and sensitive surveys in high hazard workplaces.
A Cost-of-Living-Allowance (COLA) of 12.62% will be added to the stated salary. COLA is subject to change at any time.
You will perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations individually or as part of a team.
You will assist in the planning and conducting sampling using various instrumentation and equipment.
You will assess the need for quantitative determination of problems in ventilation; air contamination; noise and other physical stressors
You will investigate health problems that arise among workers and recommend corrective actions.
You will provide consultation and advice to activities on occupational health problems and concerns.
You will prepare technical reports identifying health hazards and recommends measure for the reduction or elimination.
Travel Required - Not required
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.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
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.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
Seasonal influenza vaccinations required.
May be exposed to a variety of unpleasant and potentially hazardous conditions during assessments and surveys of the workplace.
Favorable Tier 3 background investigation is required.
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 of 2/3/2020 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate:
GS-09: At least one year of professional industrial hygiene experience at the GS-07 or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector assisting in industrial hygiene investigations and surveys; analyzing findings, and preparing various reports; identify environmental conditions involving a variety of hazards, e.g., chemical, noise, heat, actinic rays, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and other environmental physical agents in industrial shops, production areas, laboratories, confined areas, and outdoor work sites. OR possess master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
GS-11: At least one year of professional industrial hygiene experience at the GS-09 or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector using industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to conduct 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) credentials from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene are desired, but not required.
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:
A bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science; or
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
Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
Evaluation of Education All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must be acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4-year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in science or engineering at an accredited college or university. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) as a professional engineering curriculum.
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.
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 selected below the full performance level, you 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.
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.
In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. 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/
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. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 24, 2020
*You must apply through the link mentioned above. We are unable to accept applications submitted through the AIHA website or via email.
Additional Salary Information: A Cost-of-Living-Allowance (COLA) of 12.62% will be added to the stated salary. COLA is subject to change at any time.
Internal Number: DE-10693043-20-SB
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.