Job Overview


Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program.  The program duration is one year.  Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.  

Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.

The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.

Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program.

This employment opportunity is with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Toledo, OH. 


GS-5: Receives formal and on-the-job instruction and training.  Learn about the functions and operations of the organization and to provide practical application of basic industrial hygiene concepts, principles and techniques.  Studies manuals, directives, professional literature, agency operations, and other selected material.

GS-7:  As an Industrial Hygienist assigned to an Area Office, receives developmental assignments and formal and on-the-job training in general and specific health matters.   Identifies and evaluates conditions in the workplace which may adversely affect the health of employees.  Attends and/or conducts opening and closing conferences.  Drafts reports or portions of reports on industrial hygiene investigations.  Performs field calibration of equipment.
GS-9: As an Industrial Hygienist assigned to an Area Office, conducts industrial hygiene inspections of businesses to identify and evaluate conditions and detect violations of published standards.  Independently conducts inspections of establishments of limited size and complexity, or a segment of a more complex and difficult inspection under a higher graded industrial hygienist.  Conducts opening conferences.   Conducts or participates in closing conferences.  Reviews occupational safety and health records, conducts walk-through inspections, observes work operations, and collects environmental samples using a variety of sampling equipment.  Sends samples to laboratory for analysis.