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Consider working for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the U.S. Navy's Civilian health care organization, at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. This position is located in the Industrial Hygiene Program Office (IHPO) and serves as a senior (full performance level) Industrial Hygienist for Barstow, CA. The selectee may serve as a team leader for those activities requiring expertise in highly complex and sensitive surveys in high hazard workplaces. Perform duties encompassing all phases of the industrial hygiene program as specified by Department of Defense (DOD), Navy, and BUMED directives as well as the U.S. Code of Federal regulations.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum of 14 August 2012 designated healthcare professions as shortage and critical need positions, and to appoint qualified healthcare professionals. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for providing care for uniformed services' family members and retirees at Military Treatment Facilities around the globe.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 1/4/2018. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 1/4/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
Perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations individually or part of a team.
Assess work practices to identify the population at risk and to detect violations of published health standards.
Evaluate and reviews industrial hygiene related aspects of research.
Assess the need for quantitative determination of problems in ventilation; air contamination; noise and other physical stressors.
Investigate health problems that arise among workers; conducts indoor environmental quality surveys or assessments of individuals.
Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.
Supervisory status No
Promotion Potential 12
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations. 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.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Selectee 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.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
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 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).
GS-12: In addition to the Basic Requirements for the position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of 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.
GS-11: In addition, your resume must 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 OR possess a Ph.D, or successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. 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 portions of complex inspections under direct supervision and direction of a higher-grade industrial hygienist; or, performing inspections independently where work processes are of limited size and complexity; 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 written recommendations to eliminate or reduce chemical and physical stressors within work environments. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
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.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
Relocation incentives may be authorized.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-12 grade. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent 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.
HOW TO APPLY! Please Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/getjob/printpreview/487962200 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section.
You must apply through the link above by January 17, 2018. We are unable to accept applications from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Career Advantage or via email. Applications not submitted through the above link will not receive consideration.
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. Th...ey promote occupational health programs that instruct and motivate managers and employees in the prevention as well as correction of potential health hazards.