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    Summary

    This position is located in the Methods Development Team Division, OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center, of the OSHA Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management.

    • This position is at the Full performance Level.

    • This position is inside the Bargaining Unit.

    • Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:

    • Plans and directs the development and modification of field sampling procedures, sample preparation, and analytical methods for highly complex, unusual, or novel samples and situation. Attaining and maintaining advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities related to analytical methods, instrumentation, and chemistry aspects of industrial hygiene exposure assessment.
    • Determining the best sampling and sample storage procedures to allow completion of a technically valid assessment of worker exposure, based upon the stability and chemical properties of the substance and its proposed sampling medium. devising a new or modified method using analytical techniques and/or computer applications, chemistry principles, or altering of sampling protocols based upon the chemical and physical properties of a substance, current methods, and capabilities of the available instruments.
    • Works as a member of a team in developing the team’s work plans, and in accomplishing individual tasks and team goals and assignments. Performing literature searches to find any applicable or related methods and information about the chemistry of a substance. Determining the best sampling and sample storage procedures to allow completion of a technically valid assessment of worker exposure, based upon the stability and chemical properties of the substance and its proposed sampling medium. Independently and in collaboration with the other chemists and physical scientists who are under the general supervision of the Chemistry supervisory, having wide latitude for planning the work, resolving all technical problems with minimal and rare supervisory assistance, interpreting policy on own initiative in terms of established objects, coordinating the work with others, determining the approach and methods to be used, and carrying out the work.
    • Represents the agency in advancing and promoting the use of OSHA sampling and analytical methodology. Defends the merits of OSHA sampling and analytical protocol, with representatives of the regulated industries, other Federal and state agencies, and private laboratories. Integrating proposed new sampling and analysis methods into existing methods and coordinating and revising existing sampling and analysis methods when technically and practically possible to allow sampling and analysis of compatible analytes simultaneously, and completing work to organize and present OSHA sampling and analysis methods to users that allow sampling and analysis of compatible analytes simultaneously.
    • Develops, revises, and writes sampling and analytical methods where methodology is nonexistent or obsolete and which constitute Agency protocol to determine compliance with Agency regulations nationwide; and/or participates in the development of health standards by providing expert advice on monitoring and chemical issues. Sampling and analytical methods can be used as a basis of feasibility in the establishment of new health standards, by the National Office.
    • May act as an Agency representative in meetings with officials of other Federal agencies, state governments, national councils and professional societies to develop interagency liaisons, agreements, plan functions, develop other working relationships useful in providing up-to-date technical information to the Agency, and/or to exchange information on progress of technical developments and/or modifications.
    • Writes technical papers for publication and/or agency use, describing the methods developed and other technical work of the laboratory; and/or prepares replies/responses to inquiries from the general public, other Federal agencies, and congressional inquiries
      of a technical nature; and/or may give presentations at technical conferences. Develops, revises, and writes sampling and analytical methods where methodology is nonexistent or obsolete and which constitute Agency protocol to determine compliance with Agency regulations nationwide; and/or participates in the development of health standards by providing expert advice on monitoring and chemical issues. Sampling and analytical methods can be used as a basis of feasibility in the establishment of new health standards, by the National Office.
    • Devising a new or modified method using analytical techniques and/or computer applications, chemistry principles, or altering of sampling protocols based upon the chemical and physical properties of a substance, current methods, and capabilities of the
      available instruments.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel maybe required for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - This position is at the full performance level.

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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