Industrial Hygienist, GS-0690-13


Vacancy ID: 820416   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-820416   USAJOBS Control Number: 335107200

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1. Title of Job

Industrial Hygienist, GS-0690-13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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

16. Availability Date

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/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


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:


080600031 Denver, CO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.

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 possess the education and/or experience describe above.

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.

B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

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.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 coworker 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 assistance from a supervisor or senior coworker.
E- I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.

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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