Industrial Hygienist


Vacancy ID: 795360   Announcement Number: NCMD12286582795360D   USAJOBS Control Number: 332187700

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 795360


1. Title of Job

Industrial Hygienist


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

How did you find out about this position?  Your response will help us to focus future recruitment efforts to areas which work well to reach talented applicants. 
802 Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com)
803 USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov)
804 Social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook (please identify social media source in the box below)
805 Another internet source (please identify internet source in the box below)
806 Job supervisor
807 An Army employee, not the position supervisor
808 Job Fair (please identify job fair location in the box below)
809 School Placement/Career Office
810 Employment Office
811 Advertisement (please identify advertisement source in the box below)

Please use the box below to provide any additional information, or to identify where or from whom you first heard about the vacancy if your source is not listed above. 
12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select the occupational specialty code. The specialty code

for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question. 

 

Code is defined below:

 

 


001 Industrial Hygienist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


240015025 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in an Industrial Hygienist position with the Department of the Army.

We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. The 0690-Industrial Hygienist occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. From the options below, select the one which describes your educational background. Education must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

A. I have a degree in 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. (Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts with your application.)
B. I have a combination of education and experience that includes 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. (Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts with your application.)
C. My education is not reflected in any of the above statements.

2. Select one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Industrial Hygienist at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 pay grade or equivalent in the Federal Government which includes experience utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices by performing portions of inspections and/or surveys requiring the calibrating and usage a wide variety of industrial hygiene sampling instruments and equipment.
B. I have at least a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university that is directly related to the work of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
C. I have less than the amount of specialized experience described in "A" and less than the full amount of education described in "B", but I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, take the number of earned graduate semester hours beyond the initial 18 [or equivalent] divided by 18 semester hours [or equivalent], then take the number of months of specialized experience divided by 12 months. Add the two percentages together.) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
D. I have the experience described in A AND the education described in B. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
E. My experience and/or education is not reflected in any of the above statements.

3. Select the one statement below that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Industrial Hygienist at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. Please note that your resume must support the response you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which includes experience utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices gained through routine industrial hygiene inspections and/or surveys, or assisting with portions of large and complex inspections; identifying and evaluating occupational health hazards found in operations when processes are relatively simple and routine; and experience giving general possible approaches to control harmful exposures.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university that is directly related to the work of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
C. I have less than the amount of specialized experience described in "A" and less than the full amount of education described in "B", but I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, take the number of earned doctoral-level semester hours beyond the initial 36 [or equivalent] divided by 18 semester hours [or equivalent], then take the number of months of specialized experience divided by 12 months. Add the two percentages together.) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
D. I have the experience described in A AND the education described in B.
E. My experience and/or education is not reflected in any of the above statements.

4. Select the one statement that best describes the experience you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Industrial Hygienist at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service which includes experience utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices gained through industrial hygiene inspections and/or surveys in a wide variety of industries requiring the use of a variety of sampling strategies and instruments and knowing the limitation of analytical methods while providing methods of control from a wide variety of health hazards including toxic chemicals, radiation, and noise.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no education or training in, or experience with performing these duties.
B- I have training/education but limited or no experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing these duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusual or complex situations.
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.

5. Inspect a variety of workplaces to determine if agency, local, state and federal standards, rules or regulations in regard to Industrial Hygiene are being complied with.

6. Review work plans, blueprints, specifications and other documents on equipment, construction, or modification of facilities to ensure compliance with applicable Industrial Hygiene standards, codes and regulations.

7. Interpret agency, federal, state and local occupational safety and health policies, procedures and/or guidelines to determine if mitigation measures for physical, chemical and biological health hazards are adequate and compliant.

8. Maintain industrial hygiene records in accordance with regulations and guidelines.

9. Implement control measures (engineering, administrative, and/or personal protective equipment) to ensure worker health and safety.

10. Advise industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health representatives on agency, local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health standards in order to resolve problems.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (such as title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each of the following items, choose the statement from the list below that describes your education and/or experience.

11. Conduct industrial hygiene surveys of working conditions to determine the nature of hazardous exposure in the work area.

12. Utilize instrumentation and equipment to evaluate chemical, physical and biological hazards in the workplace in order to identify occupational exposures to known or suspected health hazards.

13. Collect chemical, biological, and/or environmental samples to perform studies on potential worker health hazards.

14. Analyze chemical, biological, and physical stressors to determine corrective actions needed.

15. Assess ventilation systems to evaluate how the ventilation system is performing.

16. Develop field protocols for conducting special studies in diverse workplaces to evaluate unusual hazards in order to qualify and quantify exposures to workplace health hazards.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (such as title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each of the following items, choose the statement from the list below that describes your education and/or experience.

17. Review directive and publications concerning industrial hygiene/occupational health to incorporate changes into the industrial hygiene program.

18. Recommend control measures to be used in order to mitigate and/or eliminate occupational and environmental health hazards.

19. Develop technical guidance such as bulletins, instructions, regulations, and sections of field manuals for use in worksite evaluations of Industrial Hygiene programs.

20. Evaluate proposed work processes and/or use of new materials/equipment in order to recommend measures to minimize health hazards.

21. Prepare comprehensive industrial hygiene written reports of findings.

22. Mentor industrial hygiene personnel on occupational and environmental health issues.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (such as title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

23. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation, are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.