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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST, Position Description Number D1719000and is part of the ID 124 Wing, Medical Group, Idaho Air National Guard.

    THIS IS A PERMANENT POSITION

    THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD OR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP


    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. 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!

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

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    Responsibilities

    As a INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST, GS-0690-11, you will:

    Be located in the Medical Group at an Air National Guard Wing. The purpose of this position is to provide a professional Industrial Hygienist 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 promote the health and well-being of military and technician personnel.

    As an Industrial Hygienist, ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force Occupational Safety and health (AFOSH) directives and regulations. Acts as the technical expert and advisor to Wing leadership on all issues pertaining to the above directives. Serves as an expert advisor concerning OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and US Air Force on installation health matters such as, (a) health hazard identification, evaluation and abatement; (b) workplace surveillance, (c) medical-legal documentation, (d) asbestos abatement, (e) lead based paint, (f) ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, (g) Thermo Luminescent Dosimetry (TLD), (h) air emissions, (i) drinking water, (j) wastewater discharges, (k) hazardous wastes, (l) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities, (m) pesticide use, (n) environmental noise, (o) environmental assessment, (p) environmental sampling, and (q) other environmental monitoring. Serves as an installation expert regarding Nuclear Biological and Chemical readiness issues.

    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 Air Force Instruction (AFI) 48-145, Occupational Health Program. Executes appropriate methods and techniques of surveys. Performs base wide no-notice, spot, and special inspections of operational facilities and worksites when statistical analyses and conditions dictate need, when new equipment is to be installed, and/or when hazardous conditions exist. Follows up to ensure compliance of findings. 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 operation due to potentially life threatening conditions. In the case of serious or acute conditions, chronic illnesses, etc., performs follow-up interviews and provides professional guidance to the affected or involved employee(s), physician(s), hospital/clinic, and supervisor(s) to prevent future similar situations. Documents findings using complex inter-relational data basing systems.

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

    Reviews plans for new and existing facility construction projects. Ensures applicable OSHA, AFOSH, and EPA criteria are incorporated and notes where deficiencies are, recommending appropriate changes to facilities environments that would assure integration of occupational/environmental health and industrial hygiene controls to prevent adverse health and environmental impact.

    Manages and assesses installation environmental sampling, analysis and monitoring requirements, and performs ambient, source and substance tests and monitoring. Compiles and evaluates pollution emission inventories to include air, waste water and hazardous materials/wastes. Determines human health impacts, works with Air Force, federal, and state officials collaboratively to ensure all laws are followed properly.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD OR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484857100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.