The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for an Industrial Hygienist in New Orleans, Louisiana Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Industrial Hygienist – New Orleans, Louisiana
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 234173Start Date: 03/25/2020End Date: 04/14/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/14/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and education as described below: Basic Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science; OR, 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. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond. (Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable) OR, Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). AND, Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-9 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Recognition, evaluation, corrective actions, and elimination of environmental conditions in the workplace that causes sickness, impaired health, or illness. This experience must demonstrate a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls. Evaluate a variety of environments including offices, shops, health care facilities, nursing homes, construction areas, and laboratories for safety and hazards; experience with a variety of programs such as respirator program, ventilation program, asbestos program, ergonomics program, heat stress program, indoor air quality program, ergonomics, hazardous communication program, OSHA lead program, mercury program, formaldehyde program, assists with the medical surveillance program, hearing conservation program, laser safety program, and permit required; conducts samples and interpret data; makes recommendation to correct deficiencies. 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. This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationsPlanning and EvaluatingTechnical Competence 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; religions; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; walking (1-2 hours); standing (1-2 hours); kneeling; climbing; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); and hearing without aid. Environmental Factors: outside and inside; excessive heat; excessive humidity; excessive noise, intermittent; dust; fumes, smoke or gases; solvents (degreasing agents); grease and oils; radiant energy; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working around machinery with moving parts; working around moving objects or vehicles; working on ladders or scaffolding and working closely with others. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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