Industrial Hygienist

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide | Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA

Posted Date 5/21/2020
Description This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

The primary purpose of this position is to Serve as a technical consultant to management on industrial hygiene evaluations of the work environment. Conduct health hazard evaluations and promote effective occupational health and safety practices throughout the wing and tenant organizations.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
A. A graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

OR

B. A graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

OR

C. Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

NOTE: Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANTS MUST ALSO MEET THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW.

For GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include planning and conducting complete evaluations of work operations involving potentially hazardous environmental conditions, analyzes finding, and recommends corrective measures and controls.

OR

Two full years of graduate/higher education leading to a master's or equivalent degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

For GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include evaluating chemical health hazards resulting from inhalation of vapors, fumes, mists, gases and dusts, or from skin contact; physical hazards, such as noise, heat or pressure above and below normal atmospheric; and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; and environmental assessments.

OR

For GS-11: Three full years of graduate/higher education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

For GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include directing and supervising the division. Responsible for the protective programs for workers are exposed to the wide variety of environment stresses including some for which the nature and extent of hazard is not completely understood, including: chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic.

For GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include experience which may have been gained by compounding of prescriptions of physicians, dentists, and other licensed practitioners; the formulation, preparation, bulk compounding, selection, dispensing and preservation of drugs, medicines, and chemicals; research and investigation in developing special vehicles or variations of standard formulas to meet the needs of individual patients and in developing original techniques of compounding and making available for use new investigational drugs; advising on drug therapy and usage; or performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work concerning the administration of a pharmacy program for hospital, clinic, or other medical care facility.

Click on the following link to view the Individual Occupational Requirements for the Industrial Hygiene Series:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/industrial-hygiene-series-0690/


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, practices, and principles.
2. Knowledge and ability to recognize workplace and environmental factors and stresses associated with multifaceted work operations.
3. Knowledge and ability to use a wide range of industrial hygiene sampling techniques and instrumentation.
4. Knowledge and ability to conduct air sampling evaluations and assess the associated hazards.
5. Knowledge of all types of industrial hygiene measuring and sampling instruments and equipment and skill in their field calibration and

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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