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Industrial Hygienist

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This position is located in the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Technical Branch of the Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Office of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard located in Kittery, Maine. This position also serves as a Certified Navy Gas Free Engineer.
The duties and responsibilities at the GS-09 level are essentially the same as those at the full performance level except the incumbent is under closer supervision and receives more detailed instructions. The incumbent will become sufficiently familiar with the programs of the organization and their relationships with other organizations to satisfactorily perform the full range of duties of the position. This position has known promotion potential to GS-12.
You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. You must obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
Assisting in administering one or more of the NAVOSH programs such as the respiratory protection, asbestos control, hearing conservation, sight conservation, personal protective equipment, lead control, etc.
Assisting in conducting investigations and special surveys to identify, evaluate, and control condition or hazards that may cause occupational illness, injury, or otherwise affect the wellbeing of Shipyard employees performing operations in shore facilities and shipboard.
Assisting in providing gas free engineering technical expertise to the Shipyard.
Assisting in performing industrial hygiene investigations of illnesses or discomforts alleged to have resulted from exposure of workers to certain environmental conditions.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Basic Requirements :
A) Degree : industrial hygiene; or 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. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
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B) Combination of education and experience -- at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS : This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you should submit a complete copy of their transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information may result in an ineligible rating. You may submit your transcripts or list of college courses through the "Application Manager" or by fax. This is the only method in which transcripts can be submitted. Failure to provide this information may result in an ineligible rating. (Faxing instructions may be found under the "How to Apply" section.)
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position such as:
Assisting in investigating and analyzing various industrial hygiene related conditions.
Evaluating the Occupational Safety and Health program effectiveness.
Assisting in reviewing and developing industrial hygiene procedures.
Assisting with various types of Gas Free Engineering.
Assisting with lead and/or asbestos bulk sampling.
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EDUCATION :
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE : Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: /
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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). 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. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
_EDUCATION:_
_Are you using your education to qualify?_ For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information,
_REQUIREMENTS:_
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
The selectee must obtain certification as a Navy Gas Free Engineer by the Navy Gas Free Engineer Certification Board after selection to this position.
A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
The selectee may be assigned work areas where certain potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present. These agents may include but are not limited to: fumes, dust, noise, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, chemicals, etc.
As part of medical surveillance programs, the selectee may be required to take medical examinations to assess his or her medical qualifications for duty.
This is a non-critical sensitive position requiring the incumbent to obtain a favorable ANACI (Access National Agency Check with Inquiries) investigation for continued assignment to a non-critical sensitive position. The incumbent has access to information requiring protection under the Privacy Act of 1974 and to DOD IT system(s) with ability to access and/or impact sensitive data.
The work involves work in confined and enclosed spaces (tanks, voids, utility tunnels, etc.) both shipboard and ashore while wearing protective equipment.
When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
_Best Qualified-_ __Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Highly Qualified-_ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Qualified_ - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.
HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
All applicants are _ required _ to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
DD-214
Other Veterans Document
SF-15
Transcript
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1259474.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire .
3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration. If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts .
Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits packagethat includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
_Federal Annuitant Information:_
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found
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_Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program_ _ (ICTAP) Eligible:_
Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well-qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
_ Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
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_Veteran's Preference Information:_

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