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 Houston, Texas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Industrial Hygienist – Houston, Texas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 530946Start Date: 10/29/2021End Date: 11/20/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/19/2021. 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-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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. Individual Occupational Requirement: Applicants can meet the individual occupational requirements based on education or certification: A bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health science, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences or related sciences. OR A bachelor’s degree of engineering, physical science, or life science that included 12 semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology or industrial hygiene OR Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience and/or education below.You may qualify based on your experience and/or education s described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing the work of an Industrial Hygienist such as applying knowledge of ergonomic factors including body positions related to work, such as repetitive motions, improper lifting, furnishing and comfort conditions; managing and developing the criteria for standards of control of hazards to the health of the working population (i.e. Indoor Air Quality, sick building, odor, Hearing conservation program, Eyewash/shower program, water sampling, asbestos monitoring). This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 3 years of graduate level education leading to a Ph.D degree or equivalent degree in a field related to the position to be filled. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the post graduate level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementCompliance InspectionEnvironmental EngineeringHazardous Materials 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: Must always be physically and mentally alert. The position requires lifting, carrying, pulling/pushing and steading adjustments or repairs and may require kneeling, bending, squatting, reaching over, under, and into equipment while cramped or in awkward positions. He/she works off ladders, scaffolds and platforms and must be able to carry items that weigh up to 50 pounds and occasionally heavier. Incumbent shall wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as but not limited to earplugs, safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, safety shoes and standard respirator, etc., when required. The incumbent is required to drive motor vehicles. Occasional travel is required. 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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