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Industrial Hygienist

Department of the Army
Sausalito, California, US
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

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Conservation science
Land Management
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
  • Plans, coordinates, administers and provides professional expertise for the SPN industrial hygiene program.
  • Develops priorities and goals for the industrial hygiene program.
  • Prepares District directives, instructions, specific control procedures, and occupational health bulletins relative to industrial hygiene.
  • Evaluates program accomplishments periodically to coordinate the program effectively and to determine the need for program improvements or changes.
  • Conducts periodic surveys of working conditions to assess the nature and magnitude of hazardous exposures in order to determine the effectiveness of existing control measures and to ensure compliance with applicable safety and health regulations.
  • Plans, coordinates and conducts comprehensive surveys to identify and evaluate potential chemical, biological or physical health hazards within the workplace.
  • Develops a sampling and monitoring plan to establish baseline data and to ensure that continued monitoring of known hazards is conducted as required.
  • Responsible for conducting a variety of sampling and monitoring procedures, i.e. illumination, noise, ventilation, ergonomics, thermal stresses (heat/cold), asbestos, lead, biological, and fumes, mists, vapors and gases surveys, etc.
  • Recommends control measures or methods for reducing employee exposure and coordinates with appropriate technical professionals to implement abatement measures.
  • Conducts inspections and surveys of District operations to identify actual or potential workplace hazards; Conducts oversight surveys of Corps of Engineers and contractor IH and safety programs.
  • Reviews laboratory reports and current/historical documents to aid in determination of possible health problems.
  • Investigates health problems which arise among workers, such as respiratory illness, hearing loss or other aberrant health matters associated with working conditions.
  • Investigates occupational illnesses filed under Workers Compensation Program and occupational medical conditions referred by physicals; Investigates the causes of employee accidents and injuries.
  • Manages the employee medical surveillance program and provides input on occupational health exposures.
  • Conducts annual Safety Management Evaluations (SME's) and periodic Safety and Health Surveys.
  • Reviews accident reports for completeness, accuracy, and authenticity and assures causal analysis and corrective actions are appropriate.
  • Reviews safety and health plans and specifications for construction and HTRW projects to ensure compliance with safety and industrial hygiene standards and provide technical assistance.
  • Conducts ergonomic office surveys of computer workstations and video display terminals to evaluate furniture and equipment design from an ergonomic standpoint.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Up to 25% Travel
  • Valid Driver's License Required
QualificationsWho May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Industrial Hygienist:
Degree: Bachelor's or graduate (or higher level) degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science. The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Related Degree: 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 education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
GS-12 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which includes experience identifying occupational health conditions in the workplace; recognizing these occupational health hazards and controlling them by performing industrial hygiene investigations and/or surveys; collecting environmental samples; preparing survey findings reports and implementing an industrial hygiene program.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Ability to communicate.
  • Program Management
  • Safety and Health
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11). Education
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Additional information
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a(n) Fire, Occupation Health & Safety Career Field (CF) position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is NOT authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Relocation incentives MAY be authorized to highly qualified applicants.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

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