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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for Industrial Hygienist, GS-0690-13.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.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience that meet the qualification requirements for Industrial Hygienist, GS-0690-13.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, to include experience conducting evaluations of laboratory environments; identifying hazards and providing recommendations regarding personnel protection and the handling and disposal of hazardous waste.
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.
Note: Submission of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.
3. Provide master consultative services to managers and technical personnel recommending policy and program objectives applying OSHA Standards and regulations, policies and procedures as appropriate.
4. Conduct facility or catastrophe investigations where critical on the spot decisions must be made.
5. Respond to chemical spills and coordinates with pertinent personnel cleaning up the spills adhering to appropriate guidance.
6. Analyze organizational and operational issues in support of the mission of the unit, organization and Agency which requires a high degree of expertise.
7. Conduct inspections of the laboratory modules and support service locations to ensure they are in compliance with OSHA standards and laboratory requirements/policies.
8. Participate in determining the analytical instrument and equipment needs of the laboratory evaluating new instruments and changes in existing used instruments and equipment.
9. Recommend to laboratory management the purchase of new equipment/principles, theories and practices.
10. Determine methods, procedures and measuring devices for use in evaluating the extent to which hazards are present and the effectiveness of control procedures of evaluations
11. Determine probable cause of hazards based on data collected and observations.
12. Upon completion of evaluations advice management of results and corrective measures needed.
13. Develop, organize, administer and manage a hazardous waste management program complying with requirements for OSHA's Hazardous Chemicals.
14. Serve as a specialist in the identification and solution of occupational health and safety problems providing professional competence in the recognition, evaluation and control of complex potential health and safety hazards in the workplace, including chemical, biological and physical agents eliminating potential injurious effects and disease.
15. Ensure laboratory is in compliance with requirements of the OSHA Laboratory Standard by maintaining up to date Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan, accessibility to chemical Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), managing the Respiratory Protection Program and any other programs applicable to the safety and effective operation of the organization.
16. Direct a safety, health and industrial hygiene training program ensuring that the training is applicable to the condition of the laboratory including new research and method development activities which are compatible with OSHA and EPA policy and standards.
17. Provide liaison and consultative services to supervisors and employees promoting an industrial hygiene program designed to control or eliminate potential occupational health and safety problems.
18. Advise management of investigation results of hazardous situations and corrective measures needed to correct the situation.
19. Prepare written reports stating the results and conclusions documenting the nature of any violations.
20. Develop and record methods and procedures for the safe handling, storage, use, disposal and decontamination of toxic materials.
21. Record and track correction actions for noncompliance violations found during laboratory inspections to ensure violations are corrected within required timeframe.
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