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Job Title:Industrial Hygienist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NCMD13686716952585D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 to Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0690-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

8 vacancies in the following location:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

For more information on the Public Health Command, visit: https://phc.amedd.army.mil

 

Who May Apply:

  • U.S. Citizens 
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    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Moving expenses will not be paid.
    • A Recruitment or Relocation bonus may be authorized.
    • Up to 15% Business Travel required.
    • Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.

    DUTIES:

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    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.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Minimum Qualifications:

     

    Positive Education:

    A. 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  

    B. 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. 

    Evaluation of Education: All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must be acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4-year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in science or engineering at an accredited college or university. 

    Evaluation of Experience: Qualifying experience may have been obtained in field, laboratory, engineering, or other environment if the work provided a means of obtaining a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls. Such work must have involved experience in all of the following areas: the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses; the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment. 

    AND 

    In addition to the positive education requirement, candidates for the GS-09 level must have: 

    Specialized Experience: At least one year of specialized experience in the same of similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-07) in federal service requiring the application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume experience utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices by performing portions of inspections and/or surveys requiring the calibrating and usage a wide variety of industrial hygiene sampling instruments and equipment. 

    OR 

    Education Substitution: At least two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to at least a master's or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university can be substituted for the one year of specialized experience if the degree provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. 

    OR 

    Combination of Specialized Experience and Graduate Education: Less than the amount of “specialized experience” and less than the full amount of education described in “education substitution”, but you have computed the percentage of the requirements and the total is at least 100% can be substituted for the one year of specialized experience if the degree provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (To compute the percentage, take the number of earned graduate semester hours beyond the initial 18 [or equivalent] divided by 18 semester hours [or equivalent], then take the number of months of specialized experience divided by 12 months. Add the two percentages together.) 

     

    In addition to the positive education requirement, candidates for the GS-11 level must have: 

    Specialized Experience: At least one year of specialized experience in the same of similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-09) in federal service requiring the application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume experience that includes utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices gained through routine industrial hygiene inspections and/or surveys, or assisting with portions of large and complex inspections; identifying and evaluating occupational health hazards found in operations when processes are relatively simple and routine; and experience giving general possible approaches to control harmful exposures. 

    OR 

    Education Substitution: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree can be substituted for the one year of specialized experience if the degree provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. 

    OR 

    Combination of Specialized Experience and Graduate Education: Less than the amount of “specialized experience” and less than the full amount of education described in “education substitution”, but you have computed the percentage of the requirements and the total is at least 100% can be substituted for the one year of specialized experience if the degree provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (To compute the percentage, take the number of earned doctoral-level semester hours beyond the initial 36 [or equivalent] divided by 18 semester hours [or equivalent], then take the number of months of specialized experience divided by 12 months. Add the two percentages together.) 

    In addition to the positive education requirement, candidates for the GS-12 level must have: 

    Specialized Experience: At least one year of specialized experience in the same of similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-11) in federal service requiring the application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume experience that includes utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices gained through industrial hygiene inspections and/or surveys in a wide variety of industries requiring the use of a variety of sampling strategies and instruments and knowing the limitation of analytical methods while providing methods of control from a wide variety of health hazards including toxic chemicals, radiation, and noise.

     

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    •Knowledge of industrial hygiene principles and procedures

    •Skill in industrial hygiene field work

    •Ability to perform industrial hygiene consultative services


  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
  • Other Requirements:
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    •Personnel security investigation required.

    •A medical examination is required prior to employment.

    •Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    •Direct Deposit of pay is required.

    •One year trial/probationary period may be required.

    •You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    •If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.

    •You may claim Military Spouse Preference.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
  • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.


  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to receive consideration.
  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


  • The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
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    Transcripts: If the position has a positive education requirement, you MUST submit your unofficial college transcript(s). If you claim qualifications based on education but do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."

    License/Certification: If the position has a license/certification requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your current, active, valid, unrestricted license/certification.

    Documents to support your eligibility category(ies):

    Veterans:
    The documentation you submit MUST show the characterization of your discharge (Honorable, General, etc.). If your documentation does not show your discharge characterization, your veteran's status will not be used to determine your eligibility for this job. If you are not eligible under any other category, you will not receive further consideration. Required veterans documentation:

  • Veterans Preference eligibles: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).
  • Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4), a completed SF-15 (Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference), AND a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying an OVERALL SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY percentage. The OVERALL rating must be identified on your certification letter.
  • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.
  • Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

  • * Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
    ** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
    More information about Veteran's Preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx.

     

    Military Spouse Preference:

  • You are required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent. If you are exercising this eligibility due to the disability or death of your spouse, you must provide documentation to support this eligibility (death certificate, VA disability determination, etc.).


  • Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
    NOTE:
    If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  • To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 952585.
  • Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
  • On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").

  • If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf .
  • Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  • NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

  • NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    MEDCOM Medcell Recruitment
    Pls contact by phone or email
    Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
    21005
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil, or (410) 306-0137.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCMD13686716952585D

    Control Number:

    350631700