Supervisory Industrial Hygienist (Assistant Chief of Safety) Job in Charleston, South Carolina – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Supervisory Industrial Hygienist (Assistant Chief of Safety) – Charleston, South Carolina
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 605553
Start Date: 07/13/2022
End Date: 08/03/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/02/2022. 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 13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 12. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: 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 (TRANSRIPT 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 (TRANSRIPT REQUIRED); OR Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). (COPY OF CERTIIFCATION REQUIRED) Note: Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE – In addition to meeting one of the above requirements, applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped them with the knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: knowledge of industrial hygiene principles, procedures, standards, equipment, techniques, and methods; developing and implementing an industrial hygiene program; performing analysis to determine nature and degree of toxic materials; knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards (such as hazardous waste, drinking water, medical waste, etc.); conducting surveys/studies of work operations regarding hazardous conditions; and developing industrial hygiene policies, procedures, and reports.
Such work must have involved experience in all of the following areas: 1) the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses; 2) the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and 3) the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationsCompliance InspectionLeadershipProject Management 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 work requires regular and recurring field visits in order to complete investigations. The work requires some physical exertion, such as extended periods of standing, recurring bending, crouching, stooping or the lifting of light items such as manuals or briefcases, or driving or traveling by motor vehicle when conducting onsite evaluations or training.
Work Environment: The work is generally performed in an office setting involving everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions; with infrequent exposure to hazards encountered within healthcare facilities. There may be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in storage areas or hazardous waste sites. In addition, training and evaluation may require the use of PPE and use of equipment in hot or cold weather. The employee may be exposed to a variety of health and safety hazards requiring the use of protective equipment and clothing such as protective clothing, respirators, safety glasses, safety shoes, and hard hats, and shall be capable of working while exposed to health hazards and safety hazards without unusual sensitivity. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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