MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
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 the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
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 appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience as defined below:
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-12: Qualifying specialized experience must include applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve complex technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements; and, experience in at least one of the following: managing safety or occupational health programs; inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards to identify potential new hazards; or analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Highly Qualified, 2) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. To preview questions please click here.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions:
1. Knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices and associated laws, regulations, and precedent decisions applicable to planning and carrying out an industrial hygiene program for a variety of work processes and settings associated with construction, operation, and maintenance of water and power facilities.
2. Skill in investigating health problems which arise among workers, to determine probable cause, and to recommend and implement physical improvements and/or personal protective measures.
3. Ability to perform office reviews and field reviews of planned and actual constructed protective measures in the workplace to assess effectiveness and recommend improvements.
4. Knowledge of sampling techniques for potential health hazards in the workplace, and interpreting the sampling results.
5. Skill in both oral and written communications for the purpose of influencing decisions and gaining compliance with industrial hygiene program elements.
Applicants’ answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the response to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.