Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This position is at Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL.
This is a Career Program (CP) 12 position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work requires frequent inspections and surveys of industrial workplaces, requiring you to carry a considerable amount of equipment, and a considerable amount of time is spent walking, standing, bending, and climbing.
You will be exposed to a variety of unpleasant and potentially hazardous conditions during inspections, including noise and toxic chemicals. Protective equipment is required in some situations.
Who May Apply:
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
Moving expenses/Permanent Change of Station will not be paid.
You will serve as a senior industrial hygienist adept at performing comprehensive, professional and scientific industrial hygiene surveys, investigations, and other related industrial hygiene work at a large, complex, multi-mission heavily industrialized Army depot concerned with heavy metal industry, major warehousing, munitions, small arms, and major garrison activities. You will conduct work site inspections and assessments to observe, identify and evaluate work place practices and environmental conditions posing real or potential occupational safety and health hazards. You will determine compliance with applicable regulations and recognized safety, environmental and occupational health practices and recommend corrective actions. You will serve as an expert for technical advice at all levels concerning industrial hygiene, occupational health, and ergonomic hazards. As a technical expert, you will assist in problem solving, training, review of engineering drawings, major contracting process changes, managerial actions and serve on committees as required. You will integrate respective industrial hygiene program elements with the local management systems, mission, and allied programs such as Safety, Environmental, Risk Management, Occupational Health etc. You will evaluate working environments and occupational safety and health related programs for compliance with the health aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and related programs of Department of Defense (DOD) and DOD components. You will provide training on industrial hygiene and related matters to employees and all levels of supervision as well as on-the-job training to lower level industrial hygienists, or industrial hygiene technicians in development. You will interact independently with allied professionals such as safety specialists, contracting, environmental, engineering, medical staff and other disciplines as required implementing industrial hygiene principles and concepts.
A. Degree: industrial hygiene; or 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. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
B. Combination of education and experience -- at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Evaluation of Education: All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must be acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4-year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in science or engineering at an accredited college or university.
Evaluation of Experience: Qualifying experience may have been obtained in field, laboratory, engineering, or other environment if the work provided a means of obtaining a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls. Such work must have involved experience in all of the following areas: the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses; the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment.
Specialized Experience: In addition to the education as listed above, you must have at least one year of specialized experience in the same of similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-11) in federal service requiring the application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume experience conducting a wide variety of industrial hygiene surveys; recommending and eliminating hazardous working conditions; preparing reports of survey findings; and planning and implementing an industrial hygiene program.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Industrial Hygiene Management
Skill in Performing Industrial Hygiene Techniques
Skill in Oral and Written Communication
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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Personnel security investigation required.
A medical examination is required prior to employment.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
- Comprehensive health and life insurance
- Competitive salaries
- Generous retirement programs
- Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
- Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
- Paid employment related training and education
- Possible student loan repayment
- Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
- Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf .
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
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