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Job Title:Industrial Hygienist

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:U.S. Department of Labor

Job Announcement Number:DE-12-OSHA-47

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 2, 2012 to Monday, April 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0690-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lubbock, TX, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

This position is located in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region VI (Dallas), Lubbock, TX Area Office. This position has promotion potential to the grade of GS-12.

Salary:  9: $47,448 - $61,678 pa

          11: $57,408 - $74,628 pa

No PCS

This position is inside the Bargaining Unit-NCFLL

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • College transcripts. Requires valid drivers license. U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to drug test prior to appointment at GS-11 and GS-12 grade levels.
  • Requires medical exam. Veterans claiming 5 pts. , submit copy of DD214.
  • Veterans claiming 10 pts, submit SF15 and appropriate documentation.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as an Industrial Hygienist with responsibility for enforcing the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act through onsite inspections of worksites that may involve hazardous work processes and materials and unsafe environmental conditions. The incumbents work directly impacts the safety and health of the American workforces. For GS-09 1. Performs industrial hygiene inspections of a routine nature in a variety of workplaces noting hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices. May or may not work as auxiliary to higher-graded industrial hygienist(s) in performing segments of more complex and difficult inspections. 2. Selects, sets up, calibrates, monitors and reads a wide variety of sampling and measuring devices. 3. Prepares technical reports based on findings of studies, inspections, analysis of laboratory results, etc. 4. Recommends and reviews corrective action to ensure hazard abatement is accomplished. 5. Promotes sound industrial hygiene practices by working with employers and employees and by participating in public information activities. 6. Provides justification for findings to third parties when appropriate. FOR GS-11 1. Performs industrial hygiene inspections of a routine nature in a variety of workplaces, noting hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices. May or may not work as auxiliary to higher-graded industrial hygienist(s) in performing segments of more complex and difficult inspections. 2. Selects, sets up, calibrates, monitors and reads a wide variety of sampling and measuring devices. 3. Prepares technical reports based on findings of studies, inspections, analysis of laboratory results, etc. 4. Recommends and reviews corrective action to ensure hazard abatement is accomplished. 5. Promotes sound industrial hygiene practices by working with employers and employees and by participating in public information activities. 6. Provides justification for findings to third parties when appropriate.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must meet the following requirements. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that included the following: A bachelor's or higher degree in 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, bio-statistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable. For GS-09: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or equivalent graduate degree at an accredited college or university in a field of study described above. OR: B. Combination of education and experience: At least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry including organice chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plue additional education and/or experience. All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must have been acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4- year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in science or engineering at any accredited college or university. Any combination of graduate level education and professional work experience described in A & B above that equals 2 years is qualifying for GS-09. For GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study described above. OR: B. 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 in A above,, plus additional education and/or experience. All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must have been acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4- year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor=s degree in science or engineering, at any accredited college or university. Any such combination that equals 3 years is qualifying for GS-11. Qualifying experience may have been obtained in 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 must have involved experience in all of the following areas: acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physicals, 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. At least 1 year above professional industrial hygiene experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.


All applicants are required to submit a copy of their college transcript (in English) as part of their application package. Additional Information: EVALUATION OF FOREIGN EDUCATION Required and supplemental documentation must be sent through fax imaging identified within this vacancy announcement. Documentation forwarded to the DOORS Help Desk will not meet the submission requirements for this position.

U.S. Citizenship. Must be at least 16 years of age.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be scored on a scale of 70 to 100, not including veterans' preference. Based on your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, an automated scoring system will be used to rate and rank your applications. Your self-determined rating, narrative responses, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. If upon review it is determined that your application package does not support your answer choices, your score may be modified to reflect the final rating based on all the information provided in your application. Ultimately, the Human Resources Office is responsible for determining an applicant's final rating. Please ensure that your resume and narrative responses provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Also, one or more additional assessment tools may also be applied (e.g., a structured interview, panel review, written test, work sample, etc). Individuals who meet eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain at least a rating score of 85.0 in a numerical rating scheme, or eligibles must obtain at least a rating of Medium (on a scale of Low, Medium, and High) on all rating factors. Category A: Qualified applicants who, on average, exhibit a high level of competency on the evaluation factors. (HIGH) Category B: Qualified applicants who, on average, exhibit a moderate level of competency on the evaluation factors. (MEDIUM) Category C: Qualified applicants who, on average exhibit a basic level of competency on the evaluation factors. (LOW) Competencies you will be evaluated on: 1. Industrial Hygiene Qualifying experience may have been obtained in 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 must have involved experience in all of 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. 2.Interpersonal Skills Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. 3.Influencing/Negotiating Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions. 4.Problem Solving/Reasoning Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. 5.Self-Management Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. 6.Teamwork Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. 7.Writing Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. Anyone wishing to be considered under ICTAP/CTAP should annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible.
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  Employees on Part-Time work schedules receive all of these benefits on a prorated basis.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:


HOW TO APPLY:

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There are 5 steps to apply online to a Department of Labor (DOL) vacancy.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. For more details, reference How To Apply Detailed Instructions.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact on the announcement in the "Questions about this job" section.  Save your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT or risk losing your information!

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Submit your documents by following the instructions provided in the "How to Apply" section or go to www.jobs.dol.gov and click on "How To Submit Supplemental Documentation". You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. - Veterans Documents (if applicable): In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming 10-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans' preference is available in the Vet's Guide at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility. - Applicants with disabilities (SCHEDULE A) applying under the area of consideration must submit proof of certification by counselors, State vocational rehabilitation agencies or the Veterans Administration. - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Chelesa Butler
Phone: 202-693-1800
Fax: 202-693-1697
TDD: 202-693-2439
Email: chelesa.butler@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Rm. N3308
Rm. N3308
Washington, DC
20210
US
Fax: 202-693-1697

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-12-OSHA-47

Control Number:

313294600