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Job Title:Industrial Hygienist

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-14-OSHA-23

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$54,035.00 to $84,990.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 13, 2014 to Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0690-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - New York, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

These positions are located in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region II Manhattan, NY Area Office. This position has promotion potential to the grade  GS-12 level.  No relocation expenses will be paid.  This position is inside the NCFLL Bargaining Unit.  POSITION REQUIRES FREQUENT TRAVEL.

Applicants applying for this position should read the vacancy announcement in it's entirety.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires college transcripts.valid drivers license, US citizenship
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to physical and drug test prior to appointment.
  • Requires medical exam amd veterans MUST submit copy of DD214.
  • Veterans claiming 10 pts, must submit SF15 and appropriate documentation.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as an Industrial Hygienist with responsibility for enforcing the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act through onsite inspections of worksites that may involve hazardous work processes and materials and unsafe environmental conditions. The incumbents work directly impacts the safety and health of the American workforces. For GS-09 1. Performs industrial hygiene inspections of a routine nature in a variety of workplaces noting hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices. May or may not work as auxiliary to higher-graded industrial hygienist(s) in performing segments of more complex and difficult inspections. 2. Selects, sets up, calibrates, monitors and reads a wide variety of sampling and measuring devices. 3. Prepares technical reports based on findings of studies, inspections, analysis of laboratory results, etc. 4. Recommends and reviews corrective action to ensure hazard abatement is accomplished. 5. Promotes sound industrial hygiene practices by working with employers and employees and by participating in public information activities. 6. Provides justification for findings to third parties when appropriate. FOR GS-11 1. Performs industrial hygiene inspections of a routine nature in a variety of workplaces, noting hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices. May or may not work as auxiliary to higher-graded industrial hygienist(s) in performing segments of more complex and difficult inspections. 2. Selects, sets up, calibrates, monitors and reads a wide variety of sampling and measuring devices. 3. Prepares technical reports based on findings of studies, inspections, analysis of laboratory results, etc. 4. Recommends and reviews corrective action to ensure hazard abatement is accomplished. 5. Promotes sound industrial hygiene practices by working with employers and employees and by participating in public information activities. 6. Provides justification for findings to third parties when appropriate.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (Note: You must provide a copy of your transcripts with your application package. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must also meet the experience requirement as described below)

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. (YOU MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE).

OR

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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (YOU MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE).

Minimum Qualification: GS-09

Candidates must have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower graded level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of an Industrial Hygienist. Examples of qualifying specialized experience are: Experience which involved utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles and practices concerned with the identification, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards; recognizing the effects of environmental factors which may adversely affect the health of workers; evaluating and prescribing methods for the control or elimination of occupational health hazards in accordance with industry guidelines (e.g., OSHA); evaluating and applying methods and equipment to the practice of hazardous materials management and spill response.

OR

Possess two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's equivalent degree in a directly related field to this position. (YOU MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE).

OR

Possess a combination of specialized experience and education as described above to meet the qualifications requirements of this position. (YOU MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE).

Minimum Qualification: GS-11

Candidates must have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower graded level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of an Industrial Hygienist. Examples of qualifying specialized experience are: Experience which involved assuming the lead role in the development of industrial hygiene goals, policies and procedural documentation of a Medical Center; utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles and practices concerned with the identification, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards; recognizing the effects of environmental factors which may adversely affect the health of workers; evaluating and prescribing methods for the control or elimination of occupational health hazards in accordance with industry guidelines (e.g., OSHA,); evaluating and applying methods and equipment to the practice of hazardous materials management and spill response.

Possess three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field to this position. (YOU MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE).

OR

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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (YOU MUST INCLUDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE).

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0690.htm

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


 


All applicants are required to submit a copy of their college transcript (in English) as part of their application package. Additional Information: EVALUATION OF FOREIGN EDUCATION Required and supplemental documentation must be sent through fax imaging identified within this vacancy announcement. Documentation forwarded to the DOORS Help Desk will not meet the submission requirements for this position.

U.S. Citizenship. Must be at least 16 years of age.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be scored on a scale of 70 to 100, not including veterans' preference. Based on your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, an automated scoring system will be used to rate and rank your applications. Your self-determined rating, narrative responses, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. If upon review it is determined that your application package does not support your answer choices, your score may be modified to reflect the final rating based on all the information provided in your application. Ultimately, the Human Resources Office is responsible for determining an applicant's final rating. Please ensure that your resume and narrative responses provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Also, one or more additional assessment tools may also be applied (e.g., a structured interview, panel review, written test, work sample, etc). Individuals who meet eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain at least a rating score of 80.0 in a numerical rating scheme, or eligibles must obtain at least a rating of Medium (on a scale of Low, Medium, and High) on all rating factors. Category A:  Applicants rated under this Category must demonstrate expert knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to perform portions of industrial hygiene inspections.  Experience in calibrating and using a wide variety of industrial hygiene sampling instruments. Experience strong written and oral communication skills. Category B:  Applicants rated under this Category must demonstrate knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices.  Knowledge of sampling techniques.  Strong written and oral communication skills.Category C:  Applicants rated under this Category must demonstrate basic  knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices.  Knowledge of sampling techniques.  Strong written and oral communication skills.

Anyone wishing to be considered under ICTAP/CTAP should annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible.

See competencies in the benefits and other information tab of this vacancy announcement.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

 Competencies you will be evaluated on: 1. Industrial Hygiene 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. 2.Interpersonal Skills Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. 3.Influencing/Negotiating Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions. 4.Problem Solving/Reasoning Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. 5.Self-Management Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. 6.Teamwork Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. 7.Writing Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.8. Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.


STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.
STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the How To Submit Supplemental Documentation instructions.  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (Note for Active duty service members expecting to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days: you may be granted tentative preference by submitting a "certification" document in lieu of a Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD 214.  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 under honorable conditions.  Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment.)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP Eligibility.

- Applicants with disabilities who wish to claim eligibility under SCHEDULE A)  of the excepted service (persons with severe disabilities) must submit the following documentation from a licensed medical professional or other authorized entity:
(1) proof of disability; and
(2) certification of job readiness.
For more details, please see http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

- Peace Corps Document (if applicable) - Certification of satisfactory service from the Director of Peace Corps to receive consideration.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Chelesa Butler
Phone: 202-693-1800
Fax: 202-693-1697
TDD: 202-693-2439
Email: butler.chelesa@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Rm. N3308
Rm. N3308
Washington, DC
20210
US
Fax: 202-693-1697

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-14-OSHA-23

Control Number:

364083000