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U.S. Army Medical Command Industrial Hygienist in Warren, Michigan


This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This position is located at Warren, Michigan at the Detroit Arsenal.


Conduct work site inspections to observe and address work practices and environmental and environmental conditions that contribute to safety and environmental hazards.

Interpret the results and observations to assess the degree of hazard and adequacy of controls.

Determine compliance with applicable regulations and recognized safety, environmental, and health practices to recommend corrective action.

Provide Industrial Hygienist (IH) expertise in the development of safe and healthful practices in a variety of operations, plans, specifications, procedures, etc. for proper risk management of occupational safety, health, and ergonomic hazards.

Provide advice on administrative and technical aspects of the occupational health program (e.g. medical surveillance, bloodborne pathogens, hearing conservation, occupational vision, pregnancy surveillance, etc.).

Evaluate the IH program elements with the local management system, mission, and allied programs, such as Safety, Environmental, Risk Management, Occupational Health, etc.

Provide on-the-job training to industrial hygienists, IH Technicians, and allied professional, such as safety, environmental, engineering, and health professionals.

Evaluate blueprints, designs, and plans to determine if selected controls are adequately designed for the respective process.

Identify presence of asbestos and/or lead or other contaminants for renovation and demolition projects to make recommendations.

Reviews and specifies contractor requirements necessary for appropriate deliverables that will meet/exceed OSHA, DoD, consensus standards, or recognized practices that will meet the needs of the operation and protect employee safety and health.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Industrial Hygienist: Degree: Bachelor's or graduate (or higher level) degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science. The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. OR Related Degree: 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. The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum. OR Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, such as: reviewing Industrial Hygiene guidance documents, standards, and plans to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements; identifying and evaluating adverse conditions in the workplace to recommend corrective action; collecting environmental samples using sampling equipment and techniques; and assisting in the training of Industrial Hygiene and environmental programs. This definition of experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional Information

Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - Safety position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.