Industrial Hygienist Job in Columbia, Missouri – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Industrial Hygienist – Columbia, Missouri
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 505278
Start Date: 09/03/2021
End Date: 09/21/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/20/2021. 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. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (Note: In addition to the Basic Requirements, applicants MUST also meet the Specialized Experience.) The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. 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; (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) 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; (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). (Copy Must be Provided) Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable. NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. 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. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) as a professional engineering curriculum. SPECIALIZE EXPERIENCE: GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in federal service that has provided you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Industrial Hygienist. Qualifying specialized experience includes:
Managing and directing an industrial hygiene program including planning and initiating surveys of work operations to identify and quantify hazardous conditions, and personal contact with medical center personnel to convey information and obtain corrective action; preparing technical written and oral detailed plans, survey reports, corrective action and follow-up reports; and have working knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) criteria documents, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) directives. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Education and TrainingPlanning and EvaluatingSafety EngineeringTechnical 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: The performance of duties requires long period of walking, standing, crawling, kneeling and bending. Moderate lifting and carrying of equipment, use of personal protective devices, and work in hazardous and confined spaces is required. Use of all appendages, good vision and hearing are necessary. Emotional and mental stability are required. Work Environment: The Industrial Hygienist is frequently exposed to potentially hazardous conditions and materials such as noise. dust, asbestos, fumes, smoke, gases, solvents, flammables, explosives, etc. Also, incumbent is frequently exposed to equipment in operation and construction hazards. Temperatures encountered can be extremely hot or cold for periods of time. Per OSHA requirements, a beard is not permitted due to the usage of a respirator. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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