In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST position, you must meet the following criteria.
A. Degree- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in Industrial Hygiene or a branch of Engineering, Physical Science, or Life Science that included at least 12 semester hours of chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours of courses in any combination of industrial hygiene, biochemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, or epidemiology.
B. Appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A.
The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.
GS-06 - Must have at least 1 year experience equivalent to GS-05.
GS-07 - Must have at least 1 year experience equivalent to GS-06.
GS-09 - Must have at least 1 year experience equivalent to GS-08.
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below. Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application. Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.
1. Professional knowledge and skills applicable to performance of a wide range of industrial hygiene duties, including survey, detection, evaluation, and sampling/testing techniques and related control measures for a variety of potential workplace-related health hazards. This includes performance of highly complex computations and application of theory and formulas representative of a wide variety of tests and reporting responsibilities that is typical of the scientific requirements of the industrial hygiene profession.
2. Knowledge of OSHA, AFOSH, EPA, and other federal laws and related programs, and of DoD, USAF, and ANG regulations, policies and procedures related to industrial hygiene, occupational health, and bioenvironmental engineering.
3. Knowledge of a broad range of administrative and managerial principles/procedures, conventional methods, and techniques sufficient to independently plan, implement, evaluate, and manage the assigned ANG IH/BEE program.
4. Knowledge of technical installation work processes/operations and equipment relative to their effect on the health and efficiency of employees working in machine shops, warehouses, on aircraft parking areas, and in adjacent office areas, etc.
5. Knowledge of and ability to isolate and identify a variety of chemical agents (i.e., liquids, duets, fumes, vapors, gases, etc.); physical agents (i.e., noise, temperature, pressure, and radiation); biological agents (i.e., fungi, bacteria, and viruses); and ergonomic factors, involving body positions and repetitious motion, etc.
6. Professional knowledge required to director recommend alternative controls, approaches, and/or protective devices relative to the prevention or correction of harmful exposures and/or hazardous findings.
7. Knowledge of USAF/ATSDR activities and requirements in order to act as the local point of contact and program coordinator.
8. Knowledge and skills sufficient to communicate effectively and educate employees, supervisors, and managers; ability to interact effectively with other health specialists and officials and to properly prepare related correspondence and associated reports.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
Compatible Military Assignments:
APPLICANT MUST ALREADY BE A PERMANENT MILITARY TECHNICIAN FROM THE 107TH AW NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following document:
(Resume must have a from and to date for each position worked in. The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility.
All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants. In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral. A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors. Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position. Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal.
Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence:
1. Category I: All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.
2. Category II: All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard.
3. Category III: Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard.
* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.