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Job Title:Industrial Hygienist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army

Job Announcement Number:AI-DEU-12-4807

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 to Thursday, April 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0690-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Fort Sam Houston, TX United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Fort Drum, NY United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Corpus Christi, TX United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Fort Lewis, WA United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Fort Meade, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Positions filled from this vacancy announcement are part of Department of Army's Civilian Management Training Program. Upon completion of this program, incumbents will be performing in mid-level managerial positions in a civilian capacity with the Department of Army.

These are Career Program (CP) #12 positions.

If selected for this position, a signed mobility agreement is a condition of employment. This agreement states that in order to be placed in the intern program, or upon graduation from the intern program, you may be assigned to any location, within the Department of Army and that you will move to the new duty location. Failure to relocate can be used as the basis for non-selection. Failure to relocate after appointment can be the basis for your removal from Federal service.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Applicants selected for these vacancies must attend a fifteen (15) week formal classroom assignment at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. They will report to one of the duty locations listed above prior to the training and then return again after the 15 weeks of training. The date of the training will be made known to the selectees after they come on board. Business travel expenses will be provided to selectees attending the training.

Regular and recurring survey work exposes the incumbent to operating machines/equipment, hazardous materials, high noise levels, dust and fumes. Protective clothing and equipment may be necessary.

The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion related to frequent inspections and surveys of work spaces and operations. Inspections require a significant amount of walking, standing, bending, crouching, climbing, stretching, or similar movements to inspect work spaces or construction projects. Incumbent may be required to lift moderately heavy objects.

 The Full Performance Level: 11

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A signed mobility agreement is required for all selectees.

DUTIES:

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This position is part of Department of Army's Civilian Management Training Program. Incumbent carries out limited assignments, in any area of the industrial hygiene program, selected to accomplish program objectives and to expand the incumbent's training and experience in the various phases of the program.  Performs duties related to the identification and evaluation of conditions in the workplace which may adversely affect the health of employees which may include interpretting regulatory requirements and guidelines as applicable to different types of workplaces, evaluating work operations to quantify hazardous exposures using methods such as collecting noise data, air samples and ventiliation measurements, designing control strategies for health hazards, educating workers and supervisors on reducing workplace risks, and analyzing the effectiveness of control measures, such as ventilation systems or personal protective equipment.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must possess the following:

BASIC REQUIREMENT: 

A. Degree: Industrial hygiene; or 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.  Courses in history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.

OR

 

B. A combination of education and experience - at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-7 LEVEL:

In addition to the basic entry qualification requirements above, applicants must have one of the following:

A. One year of specialized experience defined as experience that may have been obtained in the field, laboratory, engineering, or other environment if the work provided a means of obtaining a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls.  Such work may have involved experience in the following areas: the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical and biological stresses; the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment.

OR

B. One full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a related field. Unless defined differently by the university, one full year of graduate level study equates to 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.

 

OR 

C. Superior academic achievement.  To qualify for superior academic achievement, you must have one of the following:


(1) A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision  (e.g. school of engineering) at the time you apply.
(2)  A grade point average of B (2.95 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum.
(3) (a) B+ (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either: (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum.
(4) Election to membership in one of the national honorary scholastic societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Society.

NOTE:  If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim for Superior Academic Achievement must be based on class standing or membership in an Honor Society.

OR
 
D. APPLICANTS COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Combinations of successfully completed graduate school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.
If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To do so, convert each to a percentage and then add the percentages, the sum of which must equal at least 100%. For example, an applicant who has 6 months of professional experience (50% of the experience requirement) and at least 9 semester hours of creditable graduate work (50% of the education required) could satisfy the qualifications requirements at the GS-7 level. 

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.
• Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include documentation to support U.S. equivalency.
 


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• Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
• Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
• Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
• Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
• One-year trial/probationary period required.
• You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
• If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.  However, if applying based on education, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
• Payment of moving expenses is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
• Pre-employment drug testing is required.
• You will be required to pass a physical prior to appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.


Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
•  Comprehensive health and life insurance
•  Competitive salaries
•  Generous retirement programs
•  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
•  Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
•  Paid employment related training and education
•  Possible student loan repayment
•  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
•  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

·  Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 12, 2012.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID636865.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3 below. 
1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.
3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 
4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.


It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


 The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:
• Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
• Transcripts: You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application if you are qualifying based solely on education or a combination of education and experience.
• Veterans Documentation: If you are claiming Veterans Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Amanda Eckardt
Phone: (309)782-7012
Email: AMANDA.L.ECKARDT.CIV@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
W4CMAA ACTEDS CP 12 Safety Occupational Health
DO NOT MAIL - Contact via
phone or email, IL
61299

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
 
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
 
For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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Job Announcement Number:

AI-DEU-12-4807

Control Number:

313256800