The selectee works in the Industrial Hygiene Program Office (IHPO) as a senior (full performance level) Industrial Hygienist. 5 positions are available. These positions are located in Camp Pendleton, CA. The selectee may serve as a team leader for those activities requiring expertise in highly complex and sensitive surveys in high hazard workplaces. While officially duty-stationed to a particular IH office location, the selectee may be temporarily assigned to other IH office locations, as required by workload demands and as directed by appropriate authority. The selectee performs duties encompassing all phases of the industrial hygiene program as specified by Department of Defense (DOD), Navy, and BUMED directives as well as the U.S. Code of Federal regulations. NAVAL HOSPITAL CAMP PENDLETON.
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 job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of February 16, 2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date of March 2, 2018 may be used.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
Perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations.
Assess the need for quantitative determination of problems in ventilation; air contamination; noise and other physical stressors.
Investigate health problems that arise among workers.
Provide consultation and advice to activities on occupational health problems and concerns.
Conduct indoor environmental quality surveys or assessments of individuals experiencing occupational exposure.
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.
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.
Up-to-date immunizations/vaccinations and seasonal influenza is required.
The work involves conducting investigations and surveys at a wide range of industrial complexes which required moderate physical exertion such as carrying equipment, standing, walking, bending, climbing and other related movements in and around the worksite.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
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.
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
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
A Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
GS -11: In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized 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. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 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. OR Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
GS -12: 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: 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 conducts literature search 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.
Certification: ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)" is desired, but not required." Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
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 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.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
Relocation incentives may be authorized.
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.
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/490255100 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section. You must apply through the link above by March 2, 2018 in order to receive consideration.
We are unable to accept applications from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Career Advantage or by email. Applications not submitted through https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/490255100 will not receive consideration.
Internal Number: DE-10129790-18-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.