Industrial Hygienist Job in Memphis, Tennessee – Department of Veterans Affairs

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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 Memphis, Tennessee Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Industrial Hygienist – Memphis, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 261307
Start Date: 05/18/2020
End Date: 06/05/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/05/2020. 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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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 as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: experience that involves the recognition, evaluation, corrective actions, and elimination of environmental conditions in the workplace that causes sickness, impaired health, or illness. 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. Ensures that hazardous property is received, handled, stored, inspected, documented, and manifested/disposed of in compliance with applicable environmental regulations and safety requirements. Inspects storage areas; provides technical guidance to personnel involved in the handling and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes (e.g., paints, varnishes, lacquers, solvents, fuels, and pesticides); and prepares required reports. Performs site inspections at hazardous waste disposal, transport, or storage facilities where the problems typically are easy to identify and conventional in nature. He/she evaluates work practices, determines compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and recommends changes to control or eliminate potential or existing hazards or violations. Evaluates the feasibility and probable effects of proposed regulations; develops position papers, issue papers, workgroup materials, and briefing papers for higher-level managers; develops preamble language for proposed and final rules; and assists in developing policy guidance to implement the various provisions of environmental standards. The Best Qualified candidate will possess 5 years of documented Full Time experience in working with theories, principles, techniques and practices applicable to environmental science , the investigation, analysis and evaluation of operational programs related to treatment , storage and disposal of hazardous and solid waste, air quality, drinking water, wastewater and pollution prevention in order to develop policy and to provide consultative services. You will have documented experience with the principles of chemical, physical and biological disciplines. Will have formulated policy for the prevention, control, and abatement of air, water, solid waste, hazardous and toxic materials management, and hazardous waste management. Will have provided evaluation and troubleshooting of environmental problems requiring investigation of questionable conditions to resolve operational problems related to environmental media. You will have acted as the primary responder to hazardous spill conditions and made the determination when Fire Department Hazmat Teams were needed, as well as, made the appropriate notification to the EPA for environmental compliance. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Administration & Management Compliance Inspection Environmental Engineering Hazardous Materials Health risk Analysis 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: The performance of duties frequently requires inspections in all areas of the medical center complex, including patient wards, laboratories, service rooms, and construction sites. The work involves walking, standing, bending, climbing or crawling during audits to obtain information concerning evaluation of work processes. Work Environment: During audits, the employee is subjected to all the risks and discomforts associated with industrial and healthcare activities of the agency. This exposure requires the use of protective clothing and equipment, including respirators, hardhats and ear protectors. May encounter exposure to hazardous materials including biological, chemical and radioactive agents. Inspection work requires frequent visitations to areas that are cramped, noisy, or where temperature extremes or inclement weather conditions exist. Such inspection work may require considerable long periods of standing, climbing, crouching, stretching, reaching, lifting, and other physical movement while carrying sampling equipment and measuring devices. Incumbent will occasionally be required to lift and move heavy or awkward objects usually not exceeding 50 lbs. Personal protective equipment must often times be worn. 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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