Naval Medical Command
Summary You will serve as a INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST in the DON, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) of NMRTC CHERRY POINT NC. This announcement uses the Expansion of Direct Hire Authority Personnel of the Department of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service. Responsibilities You will perform duties encompassing all phases of the industrial hygiene program as specified by Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy (DON) and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as well as the U.S. Code of Federal regulations. You will perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations individually or as part of a team. You will research the chemical and toxicological literature, develop and/or recommend individualized methods and approaches to obtain a valid and complete evaluation. You will present oral briefs if requested, and provide detailed written reports of IH survey findings including hazards identified, assessment of the hazards, exposure monitoring required and controls recommended. You will recommend medical surveillance for employees who are potentially over exposed to hazardous materials noise, and physical hazards. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GS-07: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 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 surveys, investigations, or inspections of hazardous materials; Investigating health problems among workers to determine whether corrective measures or medical surveillance are required; Preparing detailed written reports of IH survey findings including hazards identified, assessment of the hazards, exposure monitoring required and controls recommended; and Supplying technical assistance on industrial hygiene and occupational toxicology to staff (e.g., safety professionals, commanding officials, employee organizations, other agency personnel). GS-05: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Recognizing and evaluating occupational health hazards; Assisting other industrial hygienists in the conducting industrial hygiene surveys, investigations, or inspections of hazardous materials; Assisting in preparing detailed written reports of IH survey findings including hazards identified, assessment of the hazards, exposure monitoring required and controls recommended. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/industrial-hygiene-series-0690/ https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards 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. Education Applicants must meet the following positive Basic Education Qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess. The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education(external link) at the time the degree was obtained. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: A bachelors or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science; or A bachelors 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; or Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene(external link) (ABIH). Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable. FOR GS-07: SUCCESSFUL completion of one full year of graduate level education OR you have successfully completed a bachelors degree with superior academic achievement OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience. FOR GS-05: SUCCESSFUL 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience. 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. IF CLAIMING EDUCATION, FAILURE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS/ITEMIZED LIST WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING. See OPMs General Policies for information on crediting education. 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 Additional Information 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. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf Veterans preference does not apply when selecting individuals under the specific hiring authority addressed in the Summary section of this announcement. However, if you claim veterans preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navys Employment Information Center.