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Job Title:INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NE3-0690-12-JB397666-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,854.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0690-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Annapolis, MD United StatesView Map
Naval Air Station San Diego, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality medical care in wartime and peacetime.  Civilian health care professionals work side-by-side with highly trained military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical treatment facilities around the globe.   Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere. 

 

Industrial Hygienists focus on the prevention of occupational illness or disease. They identify and evaluate chemical, biological, physical, and other conditions affecting the health and efficiency of employees or the citizens of the adjacent community. They formulate and recommend measures to prevent, eliminate, or control occupational health hazards. They promote occupational health programs that instruct and motivate managers and employees in the prevention as well as correction of potential health hazards.

  

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This job announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
  • If claiming Veterans Preference you must attach the required documents.
  • Specific college course work is required to qualify.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • Physical examination is required.

DUTIES:

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Vacancies are available in the following locations: Please note that the actual salary will be based on location.

 

Annapolis GS-12. This is a Permanent position. This position is assigned to the Naval Medical Clinic, Annapolis, Preventive Services Directorate. The Industrial Hygienist Department is responsible for providing support to all naval facilities at the Annapolis Area Complex. In this position you will conduct or lead others in on-site surveys and exposure assessments to identify and evaluate the degree of exposure to various toxic materials, harmful physical agents, and/or environmental stresses. Investigate health problems, research and develop appropriate approaches, observe the workplace, collect samples and measurements, analyze lab results, determine acceptability of exposure, prepare reports, and recommend solutions. Deal with individuals exposed to a range of physical, chemical, biological, radiological hazards. Serve as a technical consultant and advisor to others about occupational health issues. Review plans for new or modified processes or facilities. Salary range is $74,872-97,333.

 

San Diego GS-12. This is a Term position. Employment is expected to last at least 1 year and 1 day, which may be extended up to the 4 year limit. Permanent competitive career or career conditional employment cannot be gained through this appointment. This position is located at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA. This position is to provide independent and comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (IH) services to ships, submarines, aircraft, and naval installation within the area of responsibility (AOR) of Naval Medical Center, San Diego. In this position you will conduct or lead others in on-site surveys and exposure assessments to identify and evaluate the degree of exposure to various toxic materials, harmful physical agents, and/or environmental stresses. Investigate health problems, research and develop appropriate approaches, observe the workplace, collect samples and measurements, analyze lab results, determine acceptability of exposure, prepare reports, and recommend solutions. Deal with individuals exposed to a range of physical, chemical, biological, radiological hazards. Serve as a technical consultant and advisor to others about occupational health issues. Review plans for new or modified processes or facilities. Salary range is $ 74, 854-97,309

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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. 


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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:

 

  1. Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of industrial hygiene to conduct industrial hygiene surveys.
  2. Skill in using a variety of sampling instrumentation and sampling strategies.
  3. 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.


BENEFITS:

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The U. S. Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401 K-type retirement plan. Click here for more information.




OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 and include:

  1. Resume showing job-related education, training, and/or experience.
  2. Completed Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Copy of college transcript or itemized list of college courses that provides equivalent information from the transcript (i.e., name of school attended, dates, course titles, semester/quarter hours earned, and grade/degree earned). 

 

See Required Documents section below for information about other documents you may have to submit.

 

Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility for employment.

 

To apply online:

 

  1. Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.  Follow the prompts to submit or upload your resume along with other required and/or supporting documents, and complete the online Occupational Questionnaire.  Make sure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
  2. To verify uploaded documents, check your account at https://applicationmanager.gov.
  3. If you are unable to upload required and/or supporting documents, complete this cover page https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf, make sure you record 397666 on the cover page, then fax the cover page along with the required and/or supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.
  4. If you upload required and/or supporting documents, do not fax the same documents.

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

  1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the OPM Form 1203FX http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf to record your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Fax your completed OPM Form 1203FX along with your resume and required and/or supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your OPM Form 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

For more information about how to apply via fax, visit http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf.

 

To stay informed of changes to the status of your application:

 

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Resume showing job related education, training, and experience.
  2. Completed Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Complete copy of your college transcript(s) or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grade/degree earned, etc.).  This office must verify you meet the degree and/or coursework requirements before your application can be considered for employment.  Please be aware if you do not upload or fax a copy of your transcript or itemized list, your application will be automatically eliminated.

 

If you claim veteran preference:

 

 

For more information about these and any other required documents, visit http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist.pdf.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRSC Northeast BUMED
Phone: (215)697-0532
TDD: (858)577-5723
Email: MEDJOBS@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Northeast
HRSC-NE
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified by e-mail of receipt as well as the status of your resume. If your resume is referred for consideration, you may be contacted directly by the selecting official/staff from the location(s) you selected to discuss the position, set up an interview, etc.

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Job Announcement Number:

NE3-0690-12-JB397666-DE

Control Number:

338891400