Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />READ ALL INFORMATION TO ENSURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.<br /><br />This is a mid-level developmental position leading to the GS-12 full performance level. <br /><br />Performs a variety of industrial hygiene functions including ongoing surveys, inspections and studies related to industrial hygiene problems at the direction of the Supervisory Industrial Hygienist and under the guidance of the senior industrial hygienists. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Develops and implements SSA's occupational and environmental health programs.</li> <li>Conducts environmental health and safety surveys and inspections pertaining to agency programs.</li> <li>Programs include asbestos abatement, operation and maintenance programs, radon testing/remediation, indoor air quality testing/remediation, lead in water testing, hazardous waste monitoring/removal and chemical hazard communication.</li> <li>Prepares reports of inspection findings, including supporting documents in response to citations from other agencies such as OSHA.</li> <li>Responds to employee complaints by conducting industrial hygiene and environmental studies, inspections and surveys.</li> <li>Works with industrial hygiene and environmental monitoring equipment, with responsibility for the accuracy of data developed in connection with industrial hygiene programs and studies.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required</li> <li>Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)</li> <li>Background and/or security investigation required</li> <li>Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results</li> <li>Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period</li> <li>Relocation expenses will not be paid</li> <li>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement</li> <li>Inspections and surveys require physical exertion, including walking, standing and carrying multiple items of equipment used in sampling.</li> <li>During inspections, may be exposed to risks and discomfort associated with environmental hazards.</li> <li>May be required to wear safety shoes, safety glasses, respirator and protective clothing.</li> <li>Work may involve exposure to machinery, fumes, dust and potentially hazardous materials.</li> <li>Work conditions may be dirty, confined spaces and under stressful time constraints.</li> <li>May be required to wear a pager and be on call on a 24-hour basis.</li> <li>May be called during off-duty hours to return to work to respond to an environmental or safety emergency.</li> <li>Travel may be required as part of assignment(s) of the position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />This position requires <b>specialized experience</b> IN ADDITION TO <b>specific education</b> as described below – you must meet both qualification requirements to eligible for this position.<br /><br />A full explanation of these qualifications can be found at https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/industrial-hygiene-series-0690/ <br /><br />You must have at least 52 weeks of *<b>Specialized Experience as described below</b>. This experience must have been gained in a federal position at or above GS-07 OR (if your position/experience is in another federal payscale or outside of federal service) by performing duties at a level equivalent to those performed in a federal position at or above GS-07. This specialized experience must have provided you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the functions of this GS-09 Industrial Hygienist position.<br /><br />*<strong>Specialized Experience </strong>should primarily consist of work that involves the recognition, evaluation, corrective action or elimination of workplace environmental conditions that cause sickness, impaired health or illness. This experience must demonstrate knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences, such as physics and engineering controls. <br /><br />Duties should include assisting with industrial hygiene inspections designed to assess environmental conditions affecting the health or safety of workers; detecting violations of published health standards; and consulting with higher-graded analysts to perform a variety of additional industrial hygiene functions, such as providing technical assistance to employees, following up on recommended or required abatement actions and conducting literature searches related to a specific hazard.<br /><br />NOTE: Duties of this nature should be typical of your everyday work. Your performance of duties relevant to the specialized experience must be clearly and specifically described in your resume. Experience from participation in a special project or workgroup is not creditable unless that experience equals 52 weeks at the required grade level.<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong> in lieu of this specialized experience <b>AND in addition to</b> the Educational Requirement specified below, you can meet the Specialized Experience qualification by substituting a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree (generally at least 36 hours beyond a bachelor's degree).<br /><br /><b>ADDITIONALLY</b>, you must demonstrate one of the following <b>Educational Requirements</b> and must support that claim with appropriate documentation. <br /><br />A transcript must clearly show your name, the name of the school, the program in which you were enrolled and your degree. NOTE: If your degree was earned in a branch of engineering, physical science or life science and you are using the successful completion of specific courses to meet this educational requirement, you must <b>highlight those courses on your transcript</b>.<br /><br />A. A bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences or related science. You must submit a transcript that supports this claim. <br /><br />B. A bachelor's degree in a branch of engineering, physical science or life science that includes <b>12 semester hours in chemistry</b>, including organic chemistry, and <b>18 additional semester hours</b> of courses in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology or industrial hygiene You must submit a transcript that supports this claim (e.g.,<b> highlight the courses that meet this criteria</b>).<br /><br />C. Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). You must provide complete documentation to support this claim.<br /><br /><b>Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</b><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />As stated above, this position has an educational requirement that must be met by all applicants (in addition to the required specialized experience).<br /><br />You must submit a transcript that demonstrates this education and/or documents that support a combination of education and experience.<br /><br />Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts will be accepted for application purposes, but original transcripts may be required if you are selected for this position. Transcripts (copies included) must show your name, the name of the educational institution and the degree you earned. If you are claiming specific credits (option B), highlight the relevant courses on your transcript.<br /><br /><strong>Foreign Education: </strong>If your transcripts show education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must also provide documentation that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in a conventional/accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .<br /><br /><b>OTHER NOTES:</b><br /><br />This position is eligible for telework consideration.<br /><br />The selectee may be approved for telework after the initial probationary period has been served if all conditions for telework are met.<br /><br />Relocation expenses will not be paid.<br /><br />Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />See Conditions of Employment for other information associated with this position.<br /><br />This position is located in:<br /> Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management (DCBFM)<br /> Office of Facilities and Logistics Management (OFLM)<br /> Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety (OEHOS)<br /> Division of Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene (DEHIH) <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The score you receive is based on your responses to the online questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. <strong>Your resume should describe </strong> <b> duties you perform </b> <strong>that demonstrate how you meet the following Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities as they pertain to the Specialized Experience described above. </strong><br /><br />– Knowledge of industrial hygiene and environmental health programs<br /><br />– Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing<br /><br />– Ability to collect and evaluate data resulting from industrial and environmental health studies, inspections and surveys<br /><br />– Knowledge of industrial hygiene sampling equipment and techniques<br /><br />Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link: <br /><br />Your application will be evaluated under the <strong>Category Rating</strong> method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:<br /><br />1 – Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.<br /> 2 – Well Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.<br /> 3 – Best Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.<br /><br />Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must submit a resume and transcript (or Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene) prior to the closing of the announcement or you cannot be considered.<br /><br />Your resume must describe duties you perform(ed) as they relate to the specialized experience required for this position.<br /><br /><strong>If you are claiming eligibility for preference, you must also submit supporting documents, as follows:</strong><br /><br /><strong>ICTAP</strong> (INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN): ICTAP provides eligible displaced competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. If you voluntarily separated from federal employment (e.g., resigned or retired) OR you separated at the conclusion of a term or temporary appointment OR you were terminated for performance or conduct reasons, you do not meet the requirements for ICTAP and should not indicate that as an eligibility.<br /><br /><strong>ICTAP</strong> candidates must provide (as part of your application):<br /> — a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) and<br /> — your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent<br /><br /><strong>ICTAP</strong>-candidates must meet the requirements for the Well-Qualified category (as described above) to receive selection priority.<br /><br />For more information on ICTAP-eligibility see http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp <br /><br /><strong>VETERAN'S PREFERENCE</strong>: Applicants claiming veterans' preference must submit a <strong>DD-214 </strong>( member 4 copy ONLY ) OR if you are currently on active duty, an official statement of service from your command. To be acceptable, documents must show Character of Service. You may not receive consideration as a veteran if you fail to submit a legible copy of the proper DD-214.<br /><br />Applicantsclaiming <strong>10-point veterans' preference </strong>based on a service-connected disability, must submit an <strong>SF-15 </strong>( Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference) <b> AND </b> <strong>the documents specified on the reverse of the SF-15</strong>. You may not receive consideration as a 10-point veteran if you fail to submit all of the required documents.<br /><br />Applicants claiming <strong>derived preference </strong>must submit an <strong>SF-15 and the documents specified on the reverse of the SF-15</strong>. You may not receive derived preference if you fail to submit all of the required documents.<br /><br /><strong>MILITARY SPOUSES</strong>: You must meet certain conditions to be eligible as a Military Spouse. See complete information at https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ .<br /><br /><b> Preference will be based ONLY on the documents received </b>. For more information visit the Vet Guide .<br /><br />IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here . Eligibility for preference based on disability remains unchanged.


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