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Job Title:Industrial Hygiene Technician

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-178 925356

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, July 13, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0640-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Boise, ID United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

JOB SUMMARY:

IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

STATEWIDE TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Industrial Hygiene Technician

JFHQ

Appointment Type: Indefinite

MAY CONVERT TO PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION IF POSITION BECOMES AVAILABLE

PD #: D2121000

 

Series/Grade: GS-0640-09/09

Salary Range: $47,448.00-$61,678.00

 

*Candidates must possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*

 

MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

 

In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

 (1)   Bargaining unit members

 (2)   All other individuals 

This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.  

 

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:

 Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard.

 

Application materials must be received by Monday, August 12, 2013Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military requirement: E-5 thru W01
  • MOS: W/O-011A; Enl-68, 00F

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES:

 

 

 

The purpose of the work is to plan, schedule, execute, manage and administer the ARNG Industrial Hygiene Program for a state, territory, or district to maintain and promote the health of military and technician personnel.  Coordinates with the National Guard Bureau (NGB) Regional Industrial Hygienist (IH) who works for the NGB Office of the Chief Surgeon.

 

b.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(1) Plans, schedules, executes, manages and administers the State/territory/or district ARNG Industrial Hygiene Program.  Ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of the Army (DA), Department of Defense (DOD) and NGB regulations, standards and guidance.  Serves as an advisor on State health matters, (e.g., health hazard identification, asbestos and lead abatement).

 

(2) Surveys, inspects and evaluates operational and newly constructed facilities and various activities to identify, evaluate and reduce or eliminate potential health hazards. Determines appropriate survey methods and techniques.  Samples using approved methods to determine nature and degree of hazards for a wide variety of materials and environments.  Determines compliance with Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) or Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs).  Makes recommendations on control measures and changes in work procedures or schedules to ensure compliance with established

health standards.

 

(3) Performs special surveys of facilities and shops when new equipment is installed or

work procedures change.  Identifies the potential physical, biological, chemical and radiological health hazards in the workplace.  Evaluates the exposure to workers and recommends the appropriate corrective action (e.g., engineering controls, chemical substitution, and personal protective equipment). In the case of serious or acute exposures and chronic illnesses, coordinates with the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN), Shop Supervisor and Regional IH to develop the most prudent plan of action (e.g., change of procedure, follow up sampling, etc.).

 

(4) Reviews plans for new and existing construction and renovation projects to ensure that applicable standards (e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration/OSHA, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers/ ASHRAE, etc.) are incorporated.  Where deficiencies are noted, recommends appropriate changes which would prevent adverse health impact.  Consults with the Regional IH for

coordination of assessment of design reviews as necessary.

 

(5) Interprets Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for employees, shop supervisors,

and OHN.  Interfaces with manufacturers of hazardous materials to ensure that the most current version of health hazard information is available.  Reviews and/or compiles hazardous chemical inventories as needed.  Provides subject matter expert advice for Hazardous Material Communication (HAZCOM) training as required. Coordinates with Safety and Warehouse personnel regarding receipt, storage and shipment of hazardous chemicals.

 

(6) Assists the OHN with the management of the state Army National Guard (ARNG) Respiratory Protection Program.  Assesses use of and prescribes personal respiratory protection based on air sampling results and professional judgment.  Provides employees with worker education and training on various subjects (e.g., respirator selection, usage, maintenance and sanitation practices) in accordance with all applicable regulations.  Schedules employees for fit testing and respirator selection; specifies/recommends replacement parts and cartridges; calculates end of service life

as necessary and maintains all applicable records.

 

(7) Conducts noise surveys before commencement of new operations or work

processes.  Performs periodic sound level measurements and octave band analysis in facilities where potential noise exposures exist (e.g., maintenance shops, generator use, aircraft facilities).  Recommends appropriate engineering and/or administrative changes and/or hearing protective devices as corrective measures where excessive noise levels are found.

 

(8) Conducts studies and surveys of varying degrees of complexity, analyzes

laboratory and instrument results.  Writes and coordinates reports through the Regional IH, to identify and evaluate potential health hazards.  Recommends solutions to potential health concerns.  Performs work area surveys to ensure compliance with

established occupational safety and health regulations and to help compile a hazardous chemical inventory for the facility.  Educates workers about hazards during industrial hygiene surveys.  Air samples are collected as determined necessary by building inspections or special requests.  Inputs all data collected is into a Department of Defense (DOD) Industrial Hygiene/SOH (e.g., RCAS-SOH) data base.

 

(9) Serves as the advisor to the Radiation Protection Officer when required.  Supports

the development of local emergency cleanup procedures for accidental releases. Routinely surveys workplaces for compliance.  Conducts non-ionizing radiation surveys of equipment for radio frequency and laser emissions as needed.

 

(10) Calibrates equipment and/or ensures compliance with existing calibration schedules for all industrial hygiene equipment.  Performs minor repairs and adjustments to ensure equipment can effectively check work environments. Responsible for the shipping of equipment requiring major repairs and maintaining all

records associated with maintenance and calibration of equipment.

 

(11) Investigates hearing compensation claims filed by facility personnel.  Collects

applicable data from occupational health noise database.  Visits work areas to perform sound level measurements of identified noise sources.  Collects noise dosimetry in and around areas where personnel are known to be exposed to unacceptable high levels of noise.  Prepares reports on findings to substantiate or controvert compensation cases.

 

(12) Advises on ergonomics in the workplace.  Surveys worksites to evaluate compliance with the most current practices.  Determines if there are factors which could contribute to cumulative trauma disorders.  Provides findings and recommendations for corrective actions to the OHN and workplace supervisor.

 

(13) May serve as an advisor to State Occupational Safety and Health Councils and/or as a member of management committees which address health and environmental issues and concerns.

 

(14) Coordinates with contractor personnel and performs oversight of their operations while they are conducting industrial hygiene surveys within the State.

(15) Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Health aids and technicians perform sub professional medical duties such as the administration of medications, rendering emergency treatment, performing medical tests and examinations, etc.  The duties vary with the type of assignment and grade of the position. 

 

Experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system. 

 

 

 


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

College level biology, math and English are preferred for this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

 

Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the GS 09 level must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems.  Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs.  Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.     

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

SUBSTITUTION EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.

 

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

 

Idaho National Guard Mission Statement:

The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Whether the call is coming from the Governor of the State of Idaho or directly from the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers and Airman are always ready and always there.

 

Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Funds Transfer Program. 

 

This is a dual-status position and membership in the Idaho Army National Guard is required.  By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

 

All male applicants born after 31 December 1959 will be required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment. (5 U.S.C. 3328)

Acceptance of any military technician position over 179 days will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment.  This does not affect Montgomery GI Bill eligibility.  Payments of Selected Reserve reenlistment bonuses authorized in section 308b of title 37, United States Code, to Military Technicians (Dual Status) who become eligible for reenlistment while serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom (in theater) are excluded from repayment.  Acceptance of any military technician position may affect your incentive bonus.  Check with your incentives manager to see if this applies to the incentive you received.

 

Applicants who feel they have reinstatement/restoration/re-promotion rights to this grade and position should contact the Human Resources Office.

 

The Idaho National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical handicap or age which does not interfere with job accomplishment or National Guard membership. Veteran's Preference does not apply to any National Guard position.



BENEFITS:

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BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  The following WEB addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. 

Flexible Spending Accounts:

The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  For additional information, visit:  https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance:

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) offers over one hundred optional plans.  For additional information visit:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave:

Most Federal employees earn both Annual and Sick Leave.  For additional information visit:  http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance:

The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance:

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses and adult children.  For additional information visit:  http://www.ltcfeds.com

Retirement Program:

Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  FERS is a three tiered retirement plan.  The three tiers are:  Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  For additional information visit:  http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered  to federal employees:  http://www.usajobs.gov/El/benefits.asp

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following parts:

1.  Your Resume or OF 612

2.  ALL DD214s

3.  Explanation of Specialized experience

4.  Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed

5.  SF Form 181 (optional)  (This form is needed for historical purposes only.)

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MST) on Monday, August 12, 2013.

 

We are currently not accepting on-line applications.  Please use the following information to submit your application:

 

- By Mail or Hand Deliver to:

  Idaho National Guard

  Human Resource Office/Staffing

  4794 Gen Manning Ave,  Bldg 442

  Boise, Idaho   83705-8112

 

- Email or Fax requires prior approval from the HR Staffing Specialist for each application submitted.

 

Important information regarding completion and submission of your Application Package:

- Applicants must type or print in legible dark ink, sign and date each application package.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position.

 

- Current Resume or OF 612

 

- DD Form 214s

 

- Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)

 

- Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

YVONNE M. HOWARD
Phone: (208)422-3343
Email: YVONNE.HOWARD@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Idaho National Guard
JFHQ-ID/J1HR
ATTN Staffing Specialist
4794 Farman St Bldg 442
Boise, ID
83705-8112
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full.  If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-178 925356

Control Number:

347474600