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    Position is with U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Region II, New York.   Selectees will be expected to report to one of the offices listed above.  Positions are inside the bargaining unit, require pre-employment physical and a valid drivers license. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if funding becomes available.

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    Proficiency in the Spanish language, reading and writing is preferred but not required.

    GS-09: Provides technical industrial hygiene advice and assistance to employers, employee organizations, and others concerning industrial health hazards and possible approaches to their control; potential hazards resulting from specific work operations, facilities, and equipment. Promotes industrial practices that are consistent with the goals and principles of industrial hygiene, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of chemicals and other hazards, and work practices affecting employee health.  Reviews laboratory analyses, and prepares reports which include findings and recommendations for control of identified hazards. Reviews and/or determines the nature of the problem and the number and type of environmental samples to be collected. Examines the effectiveness of existing control measures & collaborates with engineers, safety & occ. health specialists, & other technical personnel to develop & establish effective control measures. Obtains immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb. Assists in the litigation process, providing agency attorneys with information necessary to support the legal defense of actions. Assigns abatement dates and follows up as necessary to ensure that required abatement measures are completed, which, in some cases, requires additional inspections.

    GS-11: Conducts interviews as appropriate with witnesses, employees, employers, medical personnel, law enforcement personnel, and/or other persons in order to identify potential symptoms of occupational illness, conditions and potential causes, and to obtain and communicate other case-related information. Documents case files with findings, completes forms, and attaches background notes and other material. Ensures case files are processed within the OSHA Information System in an accurate and timely manner and ensures proper annotation for reporting purposes and achievement of agency goals. Diagrams workplace flow processes; documents descriptions of the work environment, operations, and equipment; and/or photographs operations as necessary, as well as documents measurements of conditions and worker exposure and potential injury from the hazard for complete case file documentation. Documents ongoing cases with relevant documentation to support a legally sufficient case. Testifies in contested court cases as a witness under oath and is subject to examinations conducted by attorneys representing both the agency and the employer. Explains requirements of safety and health standards; effective abatement of hazards; and/or other related matters. Identifies and documents hazards, proposes citations for OSHA standards which have allegedly been violated, and secures immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 50% or more: Frequent travel including some extended overnight lodging, some evening and weekend work required to conduct official OSHA enforcement inspection and investigation activities and training purposes

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

  • Job family (Series)

    0690 Industrial Hygiene

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600024800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.