Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

You will serve as an Industrial Hygienist in the Industrial Hygiene Field Services Program (IHFSP), Occupational Health Sciences Portfolio, Army Institute of Public Health (AIPH), US Army Public Health Command (USAPHC).

These vacancies will be filled at a GS-09, GS-11, or GS-12 level. Applicants selected at the developmental GS-09 & GS-11 levels will have non-competitive promotion potential to the full performance GS-12. Candidates selected at the developmental levels will receive assignments designed to provide the competencies, skills, & experiences needed to perform at the full performance level as listed in the duties.

You will be exposed to a variety of unpleasant and potentially hazardous conditions during inspections, including noise and toxic chemicals. Investigations and surveys involve physical exertion such as walking, standing, climbing, bending, and carrying equipment. Occasional work will be performed in confined spaces. Protective equipment is required in some situations.

This is a Career Program 12 position.

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Who May Apply:

  • U.S. Citizens 
  • Duties

    As an Industrial Hygienist, you will:

    ·         Plan and conduct Industrial Hygiene (IH) surveys and health hazard studies.

    ·         Evaluate health hazards and control measures.

    ·         Select appropriate sampling procedures.

    ·         Make recommendations to eliminate health hazards.

    ·         Advise customers on IH issues.

    ·         Recommend improvements to IH guidance.