You will serve as an Industrial Hygienist at the Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE), Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC), Portsmouth, NH.
This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
This position is being advertised at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels.
As a full performance Industrial Hygienist:
You will conduct comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (IH) surveys, special studies and evaluation for Navy and Marine Corp shore activities to determine hazardous exposures and effectiveness of existing control measures.
You will prepare technical reports on survey findings and recommend control measures in accordance with established guidelines.
You will collaborate with engineering, safety and other personnel to develop control measures such as change in work procedures, ventilation systems, material substitution and recommend the use of personal protective equipment.
You will conduct and direct exposure monitoring in accordance with Navy and other regulatory requirements.
Occasional travel - Limited local travel.
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.
Up-to-date immunizations/vaccinations and seasonal influenza are required.
Able to work in heat conditions.
Inspections require moderate physical exertion, including walking, standing and carrying many items of equipment used in sampling.
During industrial hygiene inspections, survey, and evaluations the employee is exposed to an extensive variety of hazardous environments. These include both physical and chemical agents. The use of protective clothing and equipment is required.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position:
GS-09: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Generally, work is auxiliary to a higher level industrial hygienist; conducting studies, analyzing findings, and preparing various reports. Environmental conditions involve a variety of hazards, e.g., chemical, noise, heat, actinic rays, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and other environmental physical agents. Assigned work includes industrial shops, production areas, laboratories, confined areas, and outdoor work sites. OR Two years of progressively higher level directly related graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-11:Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to conduct surveys; evaluate physical and chemical hazards such as noise, explosives, ionizing, and non-ionizing radiation, ventilation, pesticides within a workplace environment; utilize and calibrate industrial hygiene measurement equipment such as indoor air quality meters, to evaluate environment stresses; provided recommendations to eliminate or reduce stresses for chemical and physical agents within work environments. OR Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
Certification: ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)" is desired, but not required.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
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
Applicants must possess 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
Possess a Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
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.
If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.
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. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
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
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on May 24, 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-10496919-19-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.