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Industrial Hygienist (Recent Graduate) – Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor
Job ID: 297912Start Date: 07/30/2020End Date: 08/13/2020
THIS POSITION HAS A INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT. ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THIS REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: A 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; or
Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (external link) (ABIH). 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.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
For GS-7:In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement, Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specializedexperience at the next lower level in the normal career progression of the position being filled. When compared to Federal experience, this experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of GS-05. This experience may have been gained either in the Federal or Private sectors. Resumes should reflect but is not limited to the following specialized experience listed below: Participates in occupational safety and/or occupational health inspections of workplaces and is exposed to the practical application of techniques and measures used to identify hazards.
Reviews records and/or reports to understand the application of technical standards to specific hazardous.
Identifying occupational health and safety hazard
Assists in preparing for opening and closing conferences and outreach activities. For GS-9: In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement, Applicants must have at least 52 weeks experience at the next lower level in the normal career progression of the position being filled. When compared to Federal experience, this experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of GS-07. This experience may have been gained either in the Federal or Private sectors. Resumes should reflect but is not limited to the following specialized experience listed below: Assisting in the planning of and/or conducting occupational safety and/or occupational health inspections of workplaces where the exposures and types of hazards are predictable in advance. Examples may include the following: Health sampling;
Chemical exposures and/or overexposures;
Noise exposures and/or overexposures;
Equipment and/or machine operations;
Protective devices and/or protective equipment;
Safety procedures. Conducts research and studies records and/or files regarding any of the following: Occupational safety and/or occupational health mishaps/accidents;
Occupational safety and/or occupational health injuries;
Equipment maintenance data. Identifying occupational health and safety hazard
Assist in developing legally sufficient occupational safety and/or occupational health investigation or inspection reports;
Assist in and/or knowledge of calculating penalties to be assessed based on the (a) gravity of occupational safety and/or occupational health violations. 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 may 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 and/or physical and/or 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.
To qualify for this positionsolely on education,in addition to meeting the basic education requirement, the following education may be used to substitute for specialized experience:
For GS-07:1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement. Information regardingS.A.A can be found in OPM’sGeneral Schedule Qualification Policies. For GS-09:2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree. Combining Education and Experience
In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, an equivalent combination of successfully completed related undergraduate (GS-07) and graduate (GS-07/GS-09) level education and specialized experience as described in the “Qualifications” section of this announcement, can be used to meet the total experience requirements for this position. For more information, please click here (Application of Qualification Standard/Option 5).
Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.
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