Industrial Hygienist
Department Of Energy - Oak Ridge, TN

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The Oak Ridge Office, located near Knoxville, Tennessee, is a component of the Office of Science Integrated Support Center. Our mission is to provide administrative and technical services and expertise to DOE Science, Environmental Management, and Nuclear Energy Site Offices across the United States. We also manage nearly 34,000 acres of Federally-owned land known as the Oak Ridge Reservation which is home to several major industrial complexes including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the East Tennessee Technology Park, and the Y-12 National Security Complex.
The U.S. Department of Energy-Oak Ridge Office (DOE-ORO) is looking for a highly motivated individual to provide technical expertise in Industrial Hygiene for nuclear and non-nuclear activities at sites serviced by the Oak Ridge Office, Integrated Support Center. KEY REQUIREMENTS

United States citizenship is required.
Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test and random testing after appointment.
Resume and questions responses must be submitted online.
See the Requirements Section of the Announcement for other conditions. DUTIES:

The selectee will serve as a technical expert in Industrial Hygiene and will be assigned to a Division within the Office of the Assistant Manager for Safety and Technical Services. The selectee will perform the following duties:

Provide technical support and professional expertise in the functional area of industrial hygiene (IH) with emphasis on asbestos abatement and identification of sampling strategies.

Evaluate and determine the adequacy of IH programs to assure compliance with applicable codes, standards, guides, regulations, and accepted practices.

Perform assessments of contractor IH programs and functions.

Advocate the integration of IH requirements into the infrastructure of supported Site Offices, e.g., strategic plans, funding plans, work control programs, etc.

Conduct investigations of occupational illnesses, exposures, and employee concerns related to IH activities.

Prepare detailed written reports of findings, recommendations, and inspections.

You demonstrate in your resume at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-12 in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in either the private or public sector. you must meet all qualification requirement within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience is defined as:
Application of professional knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices in the field of industrial hygiene and health protection (IH Technician experience is insufficient).

Professional experience and expertise in asbestos abatement and implementation of industry standards applicable to industrial toxicants and carcinogens, sampling and monitoring techniques, chemical processes, and related potential health risks.

Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies). Applicants need not prepare a written response to these KSAs/Competencies unless asked in the online application.

Knowledge of IH sufficient to provide innovative approaches to the protection of and mitigation of risks to employees and the environment.

Ability to prepare clear, concise written reports.

Ability to research regulations, industry standards, and statutory requirements related to IH and health protection.

Skill in analytical techniques to evaluate IH programs, operations, facilities, equipment, and procedures to maximize employee health and protection.

Qualification requirements can be obtained at:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must meet the education requirements as described at the following web site and must submit documentation as required in the "REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION" section below. Education requirements may be found at

Basic Requirements: Degree in 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; OR a combination of education and experience that included at least 12 semester hours of coursework in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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.

If selected you must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must register with the selective service in order to be considered for this position.

Selection for this position may require you to disclose information about your financial holdings and/or interests in order to assure no conflicts of interest exist.

Frequent travel may be required.

Per Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and national residents of American Samoa and Swains Island may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

The selectee will be required to submit to a full field background investigation prior to reporting for duty.

The selectee will be assigned classified work or work in a classified area.

Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Your Social Security Number (SSN) is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9398 to uniquely identify your records from other applicants who may have the same name.

You will be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.

This position is included in the Department of Energy’s Technical Qualification Program. If selected, you will be required to meet core, position, and site specific technical qualification standards within a reasonable period of time (typically 12 to 18 months) from the date of placement in the position.

Your application will be rated electronically using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training as described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as “Best Qualified,” “Well Qualified,” and “Qualified.” Within each category, veteran’s preference eligibles will be listed first. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits . You may be eligible for some or all of the following.

Health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance

Defined Benefit Retirement Program

Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time

Flexible work schedules and/or telework

Training and education opportunities

Flexible Spending Account

Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)

Health and Wellness Programs

The Federal government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify us by noon on the closing date of the announcement. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Some positions may require completion of a probationary period.

LABOR REPRESENTATION : This position is included in the bargaining unit represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union.

TRAVEL/RELOCATION EXPENSES : Reimbursement of interview, travel, transportation, and/or relocation expenses is not authorized and will not be paid for by the government.

TRAINING PROGRAMS : This position is included in the Department of Energy's Technical Qualification Program (TQP). The selectee will be required to meet core, position, and site specific technical qualification standards within a reasonable period of time (typically from 12 to 18 months) from the date of placement in the position.

SECURITY CLEARANCES AND DRUG TESTING : This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to an including removal from federal service.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE : Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, the selectee may be required to file one or more financial statements and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.

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