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Job Title:  Industrial Hygiene Technician
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NEAF-14-033

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$43,389.00 to $56,406.00 / Per Year
Thursday, February 27, 2014 to Thursday, March 13, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE View Map
AREA 1, 2 and 3 ONLY
Public Trust - Background Investigation


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

Nebraska National Guard 




NG MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the NG.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the NG must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the NG in the military grade listed in this announcement.




This position is located in the Medical Group at an ANG Wing. The purpose of the position is to plan, schedule, execute, manage, and administer the installation-wide Industrial Hygiene/Bioenvironmental Engineering Program (IH/BEE), which includes occupational health/industrial hygiene, radiation safety, and environmental monitoring to maintain and promoted the health and well-being of military and technical personnel.



PD# D7120000 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is an Indefinite Dual Status (Excepted Service) Enlisted position only.


This position is being advertised as indefinite due to being under review by NGB. It may convert to permanent upon approval of employment authorization by NGB. Individual selected for an indefinite appointment is entitled to the following employee benefits; accrual of annual, sick, and military leave, health and life insurance benefits; and payment into the FERS.


Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2, and 3 ONLY


Area 1-Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army and Air NG

Area 2-All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary technicians of the Nebraska Air or Army NG

Area 3-Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air or Army NG

Area 4-All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the Nebraska Air or Army NG. Selected individual must become a member of the respective Nebraska NG prior to the effective date of hire.


Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

1.  Fully qualified Area 1

2.  Fully qualified Area 2

3.  Fully qualified Area 3




  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for training and work related activies


  • No


  • Military membership in the Nebraska Air National Guard is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.


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(1) Ensure statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force Occupational Safety and health (AFOSH) directives in the ANG area of assignment. Serves as a technical advisor to Wing leadership on all issues pertaining to above directives. Serves as an advisor concerning OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and US Air Force on installation health matters, such as health hazard identification, evaluation and abatement; workplace surveillance; medical-legal documentation; asbestos abatement; lead based paint; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; Thermo Luminescent Dosimetry (TLC); air emissions; drinking water; wastewater discharges; hazardous wastes; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities; pesticide use; environmental noise; environmental assessment; environmental sampling; and other environmental monitoring. Serves as an installation advisor regarding Nuclear Biological and Chemical readiness issues.


(2) Researches industrial operations and develops, implements, and executes surveillance strategies, inspections and evaluations of operational facilities, and various activities to detect and eliminate health hazards. Writes industrial facility case files on installation industrial shops in accordance with AFI 48-145, Occupational Health Program. Designs appropriate methods and techniques of surveys. Performs no-notice, spot, and special inspections of operational facilities and worksites base wide when statistical analyses and conditions dictate need, when new equipment is to be installed, and/or when hazardous conditions exist. Identifies potential physical, biological, and chemical health hazards in the workplace; evaluates exposure to workers and prescribes corrective measures, which may include changing work processes/procedures, adding/modifying engineering systems, making chemical substitutions, or using personal protective equipment. As necessary, invokes authority to cease any operational due to potentially life threatening conditions. In the case of serious or acute conditions, chronic illnesses, etc., performs follow-up interviews and provides guidance to the affected or involved employee(s), physician(s), hospital/clinic(s), and supervisor(s) to prevent future similar situations. Documents findings using complex inter-relational data basing systems.


(3) Determines and assigns Risk Assessment Code (RAC) to health hazards. Establishes RAC based on potential or significant health risks in relation to occupational health related exposure. Maintains deficiency log. Prepares, reviews for comments/clarification, and submits AF Form 457, USAF Hazard Report, to safety office. Reviews AF Form 457 form unit for comment and clarification and forwards to safety office. Prepares and issues AF Form 1118, Notice of Hazard, to shop supervisors and ensures its posting. Assists shop supervisor in completing AF Form 3, AF Hazard Abatement Plan, for hazard identified by RAC 1, 2, or 3. Monitors abatement of occupational health hazard to ensure corrective action has been initiated. Maintains record of occupational health-related RAC 4 and 5 hazards until appropriate corrective action is completed.


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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system. Experience with the procedures and equipment used in the performance of the particular work of the position.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 18 months specialized experience, education or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity. Experience performing or assisting with a varied range of health or bioenvironmental activities. This may include evaluation, surveys, reports of findings, and associated training of others in the areas of risk awareness/assessments and preventive methods. It may also include identification and follow-up of occupational or industrial health hazards.



1. Knowledge of basic and applied mathematics, basic chemistry, physics and computer usage.

2. Knowledge of OSHA and Air Force environmental protection regulations, policies and procedures.

3. Knowledge of the methods, techniques and principles of community environmental surveillance.

4. Knowledge occupational health and industrial hygiene.

5. Knowledge of radiological health programs and procedures.


NOTE: REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  Completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses in the occupation for GS-5 positions. Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 ONLY in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.  College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested.


REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade E7; Minimum Military Grade E3; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.


Compatible Military Assignments: Enlisted -  4B0X1


Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.




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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. 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 all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website -

Flexible Spending Accounts - The FSAFeds Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:

Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:
Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the FERS. FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


2.  Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. 


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To apply for this position, you must provide BOTH of the following parts:


1.  Your responses to the Qualification Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):


Option A:  Online Qualification Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualification Questionnaire:

  • You must click both "Finish" and "Submit" when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click "Submit" button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualification Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

         1.  Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

         2.  Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 1059757. Click Select a Vacancy.

         3.  Verify that all your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)
  • If you submit more than one Qualification Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.


To begin, choose one of the following options:

  • If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualification Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaire you may already have saved or submitted.


  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared OUTSIDE of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:   Online Questionnaire


 To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links   you used to begin as described above, or simply go to


Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.


If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.   Follow these steps:

1.   You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.   Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by FAX.    

  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.   The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


The following documents are required:


  • Current Resume or Application for Federal Employment - Optional Form 612


Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:


   Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

   - Job title.

   - Duties and accomplishments

   - If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

   - Number of hours per week.

   - Employer's name and address

   - Supervisor's name and phone number.

   - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

   - Salary

   - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.


   Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

   - Starting and ending dates of assignment.

   - Duty title of position.

   - MOSs/AFSCs.

   - Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.


NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.


  • Transcript (not required unless being used for substitution of education)


Transcripts are required if substituting education for experience or there is a mandatory education requirement.  Your college transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.   Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.   Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position. 


  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50. 


Denise L. Anderson
Phone: (402)309-8177
Fax: (402)309-7594
Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard
Human Resources Office
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE
Fax: (402)309-7594


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:

  1. Fully qualified Area 1 applicants. (current NE National Guard bargaining unit technicians)
  2. Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.
  3. Fully qualified Area 3 applicants.


You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.


Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX.


If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions.  You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions.  Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Online Questionnaire

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