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Job Title:  Industrial Hygienist
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Logistics Agency
Job Announcement Number:  DLADSR-13-965399-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$70,201.00 to $91,260.00 / Per Year
Friday, September 20, 2013 to Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Richmond, VA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.  


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position


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As an Industrial Hygienist, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides advice and assistance on hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, medical surveillance and occupational health programs.
  • Conducts periodic and regular hazardous materials surveys, health hazard analyses, and job safety analyses.
  • Develops and administers programs, to include employee training, for the prevention of injuries and illnesses caused by biological, chemical, ergonomic, physical or radiological agents to which Center or tenant activities employees may be exposed.
  • Serves as advisor on unknown and known health risks associated with hazardous materials, industrial hygiene and occupational health matters to the Chief, Safety and Health Division.


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To qualify for an Industrial Hygienist, your resume must support:

A. Basic Education:

1. 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.   


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 in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 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.

WHEN USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: Education must be from an accredited college recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. If using education completed outside the U.S., it must be submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. YOU MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS. Failure to submit transcripts will result in a rating of ineligible.


Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Examples of creditable specialized experience include:
  •  Applied knowledge of industrial hygiene, safety and health concepts, principles and practices.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing industrial hygiene data and making appropriate recommendations.
    • Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

    • Knowledge of industrial hygiene and safety concepts, principles and practices.
    • Knowledge of occupational health monitoring programs.
    • Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Protection Agency regulations, standards and guidelines.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

        Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses:  Not Authorized
        Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses:  Not Authorized
        Work Schedule:  Full-time
        Tour of Duty:  Flexible
        Overtime Work:  Rarely
        Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel:  Occasionally
        Security Requirements:  Non-Critical Sensitive/ Without Secret Access
        Drug Testing Designated Position:  No
        Fair Labor Standards Act:  Exempt
        Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes
        Preemployment Physical:  Not Required
        Emergency Essential: No
        Reemployed Annuitant:  Does not meet criteria
        The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

        For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


        We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

        Best-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.


        Highly-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.


        Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.


        Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

        Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see

        All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.



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        For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


        ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan):   If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Highly Qualified under Category Rating procedures used as the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.  Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.


        MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below. 


        SELECTIVE SERVICE:  ATTENTION MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. 


        Please review the General information and Definitions at: 



        HOW TO APPLY:

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        To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
        - Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume" 
        - Completed Questionnaire  – (Required)
        - Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

        To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

        The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
        To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

        To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

        1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
        2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
        3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
        4. Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
        5. For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.


          If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  965399 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

          Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:


        The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee).  Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:



        Tiffanie N. Howard
        Phone: (614)692-0247
        TDD: (800)654-5984
        Agency Information:
        DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
        3990 E Broad Street
        Bldg 11 Section 3
        Columbus, OH


        Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional supplemental documents.  Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI)
        Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates. 

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