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Job Title:Industrial Hygienist

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Dryden Flight Research Center

Job Announcement Number:DF13D0018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$91,141.00 to $118,481.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 11, 2013 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0690-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Edwards AFB, CAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands.

The position serves as a recognized expert in industrial hygiene for the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) with responsibility for developing policy and objectives, initiating requirements, and appraising programs for the proper requirements.

Vacancy announcement amended to extend closing date.

Applicant will be expected to obtain Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) credentials within six months of appointment date.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by appointment date
  • Position subject to a pre-employment drug test
  • This is a drug-testing designated position

DUTIES:

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Provide expert industrial hygiene advice and technical assistance and guidance to personnel on chemical,
physical, and biological stresses in the workplace. Develop and apply new program methods, approaches,
and/or technology. Serves as an authority in industrial hygiene programs. Responsible for developing and implementing internal procedures for immediate control of hazards when emergency situations arise. Review plans, specifications, and cost estimates for technical adequacy. Assure compliance with all federal, state, and local industrial hygiene requirements applicable to NASA DFRC operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has
equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the
position described above.

Some examples of experience at the GS-12 level are, but not limited to: Demonstrate professional working
experience in the following disciplines: human systems, industrial toxicology, control methodology,
industrial ventilation, industrial illumination, ergonomics, personal protective equipment, hazardous material control, physical hazards, chemical hazards, thermal stress, sound, ionizing and nonionizing radiation. Review new and existing projects and facilities proposals and formal designs for industrial hygiene concerns and recommend controls where appropriate. Perform complex program audits and provide corrective action recommendations and follow-up. Prepare reports including observations, analysis of contaminants, and recommendations for control and correction of hazards.


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.

OR

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.

At the GS-13 level, there is not an educational substitution/combination to satisfy the experience
requirement.

U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

NASA uses an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:

90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.
Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide.

Information for Veterans: The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.


BENEFITS:

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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance
Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified
for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their
eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility;
the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the
position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This
includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their
most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility
(http://nasapeople.nasa.gov/hclwp/term-appointments.htm) under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be
referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive
placement procedures.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA
position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you
have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of
it at the time you apply.

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

Occasional travel may be required.

HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJobs from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJobs' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open. For more information, see the Applicant Guide.

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sandra Evans
Email: sandra.s.evans@nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

DF13D0018

Control Number:

335413200