This position is located at the Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton, CT (NBHCP) which is a medical facility under the parent command of Naval Health Care New England (NHCNE). As the senior Industrial Hygienist for NHCNE in Groton, CT, the selectee will be responsible for performing the most difficult of Industrial Hygiene inspections and surveys in a wide variety of working environments. .
You will perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations individually or as part of a team.
You will assess the need for quantitative industrial hygiene surveys and assessments in occupational work areas involving chemical and physical stressors.
Plan and conduct baseline, annual and special evaluations/hazard assessments of all areas employees conduct work operations involving potentially hazardous environmental conditions, analyzes findings, and recommends corrective measures and controls.
You will assist in the planning and conducting sampling using various instrumentation and equipment.
You will investigate health problems that arise among workers and recommend corrective actions.
You will provide consultation and advice to activities on occupational health problems and concerns.
You will prepare technical reports identifying health hazards and recommends measure for the reduction or elimination.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel required in the local area of responsibility.
Relocation expenses reimbursed - No
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service
This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 04/03/2019 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science that was accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. (Note - Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable). OR
A Bachelor's degree in 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. The degree was accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. (Note - Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable). OR
A Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized industrial hygiene experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: conducting industrial hygiene inspections of workplace environments to assess work practices and environmental conditions for hazards to the health and safety of workers, and to detect violations of published health standards; performing complex inspections with limited direction or supervision; conducting literature searches related to a specific hazard; calibrating and using industrial hygiene measurement equipment such as personal sampling pumps, sound level meters, noise dosimeters, photoionization detectors, and other direct reading instruments to evaluate environmental stressors; and, providing professionally written industrial hygiene reports with recommendations to eliminate or reduce chemical and physical stressors within work environments.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Relocation expenses, PCS, Recruitment and Relocation incentives are not authorized.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.
Background checks and security clearance required.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
HOW TO APPLY: Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/528606800 and follow the instructions under the How to Apply tab.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, February 10, 2019.
*You must apply through the link mentioned above. We are unable to accept applications submitted through the AIHA website or via email.
Internal Number: DE-10449004-19-SB
About Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Industrial Hygienists with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery focus on the prevention of occupational illness or disease. They identify and evaluate chemical, biological, physical, and other conditions affecting the health and efficiency of employees or the citizens of the adjacent community. They formulate and recommend measures to prevent, eliminate, or control occupational health hazards. They promote occupational health programs that instruct and motivate managers and employees in the prevention as well as correction of potential health hazards.