BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ALL POSITIONS: Your application must reflect you satisfy ONE of the following:
1. Degree in industrial hygiene or a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science from an accredited college or university 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.
2. 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.
Was your degree or course work completed in a foreign college or university? If yes, your foreign education may be used to meet the qualification requirements only if you can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR GS-12 POSITIONS: Your application must also reflect you have one or more years of full-time experience performing progressively responsible duties such as the following:
- Independently handle complex investigations involving a wide variety of conditions. Complex investigations include painting, welding, machine work, carpentry, paint stripping, plating, research/development laboratories, healthcare, and indoor environmental quality assessments involving multiple hazards such as organic vapors, toxic metals, isocyanates, glycol ethers, man-made vitreous fibers, microwave radiation, lasers, ergonomic stressors, and molds.
- Recognize hazards associated with complex work operations and ascertained effects on health and well being of workers.Utilizing quantitative measures to evaluate environment stresses.
- Experience in the maintenance, use, and calibration of the following types of industrial hygiene measurement equipment: noise meters, light meters, air sampling pumps, and toxic gas meters. Experience using and calibrating advanced industrial hygiene equipment such as ventilation meters, noise dosimeters, indoor air quality meters, infrared analyzers, PID meters, moisture meters and mold spore equipment.
- Prepare final reports and recommending approaches to eliminate or reduce stresses. Make recommendations that include controls for chemical and physical agents for complex and routine operations.
- Represent employer in official proceedings related to findings.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: 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.
Do you have part-time or unpaid professional experience? Credit will be given for appropriate part-time or unpaid work. Your application must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Candidates will be hired using competitive examining authority or DoD expedited hiring authority, depending on availability.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared against your responses in the Occupational Questionnaire. A qualifications determination will be made based on the degree to which your background matches the competencies required to perform the duties of this position.
If competitive examining procedures are used to fill the position, qualified applications will be evaluated and referred for consideration via the category rating method. This means your application will be placed in one of three quality categories (i.e., best qualified, highly qualified, or qualified) based on the information provided in your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the the Occupational Questionnaire that reflects your level of proficiency in these specific areas:
- Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of industrial hygiene to conduct industrial hygiene surveys.
- Skill in using a variety of sampling instrumentation and sampling strategies.
- Ability to interpret data collected, and make recommendations for corrections of identified problems for a wide variety of operations and processes.
Please be aware if the content of your resume and supporting documentation does not support your responses in the Occupational Questionnaire, your application may be placed in a lower quality category or may be disqualified.
Only experience, education, and training acquired prior to the receipt of your application will be considered in the evaluation process, and you cannot submit additional information after the closing date.
Candidates with veteran preference will receive selection priority before all other candidates without preference within the quality category in which their application is placed.
If Expedited Hiring Authority procedures are used, all qualified applicants will be referred directly to the selection manager for consideration on a periodic basis.