Industrial Hygienist-GS-0690-12


Vacancy ID: 618070   Announcement Number: MG-2012-T0198-BLG-618070D/M   USAJOBS Control Number: 310703300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the following basic requirements for the GS-0690 series. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes how you meet the Basic Requirements for this position:

A. I have a 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.
B. I have a 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 in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not meet the education and/or experience for this position.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your experience that allows you to meet the specialized experience for the Industrial Hygienist at the GS-12 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level which includes the knowledge, skills, and ability to acquire and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurements of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses, analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers, and the selection/recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment. Other experience is conducting a full range of related industry hygiene functions and inspections: managing a Chemical Hygiene and Biological Safety program; and developing and implementing necessary policies and procedures as defined by established federal/state/government policies, regulations, codes, standards, and laws.

B. I do not meet the qualifying experience.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly show how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Plans, coordinates, and conducts comprehensive workplace surveys for the purpose of evaluating potential chemical, biological, or physical health hazards.

4. Develops corrective actions and controls based on evaluative data pertaining to potential chemical, biological, or physical health hazards.

5. Conducts working condition surveys complying with safety and health regulations.

6. Assesses the effectiveness of existing control measures in terms of reviews of organizational or agency working condition surveys.

7. Recommends the level(s) and type(s) of required personal protective equipment to be used by personnel to protect individuals from potential chemical, biological, or physical health hazards in the workplace.

8. Conducts individual job hazard analysis and risk assessments related to potential and actual toxic weapons grade chemical agents, biological agents, radiological materials, and other hazardous materials.

9. Develops recommendations for collective and individual readiness to conduct chemical agent and other training operations based on results of job hazard analysis and risk assessments.

10. Performs inspections of laboratory environments in accordance with an organization or agency's established procedures, applicable codes, regulations, and directives, and prepare comprehensive reports reflecting results.

11. Develops, implements and manages a Bio Safety program and biohazard communication training.

12. Conducts initial and annual toxic agent and hazard communication training.

13. Develops and implements toxic agent and hazard communication training.

14. Evaluates employee compliance with an organization or agency's established policies, procedures, and practices; applicable codes, regulations, and directives associated with working with biohazard materials.

15. Evaluates employee compliance with an organization or agency's established policies, procedures, and practices; applicable codes, regulations, and directives associated with working with toxic chemical materials.

16. Develops corrective actions and controls to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and practices associated with working with toxic chemical materials.

17. Develops corrective actions and controls to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and practices associated with working with biohazard materials.

18. Plans, coordinates and administers an organizational or agency's chemical hygiene and biological safety programs.

19. Plans, coordinates, and manages an organizational or agency's biological safety programs.