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Naval Medical Command INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST in Naval Medical Center, Virginia

Summary You will serve as a INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST, (REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PROGRAM MANAGER), in the Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (NMFL) of NAVMEDFORLANT PORTSMOUTH VA. This announcement uses the Expansion of Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service. Responsibilities You will serve as the Principal Consultant for the management of Industrial Hygiene Programs. You will develop industrial hygiene objectives/policy; evaluate industrial hygiene program and provide direction/advice to medical/dental activities and supported industrial and operational commands using Lean Six sigma program criteria. You will develop composite budget requirements for NAVSOH programs as it relates to industrial hygiene, identifying resources needed to ensure the MTFs provide the required industrial hygiene support to all line activities in their AOR. You will provide regional guidance on health standards and criteria, ensuring appropriate consideration is given to industrial hygiene matters. You will assist in conceiving, formulating, establishing, and coordinating basic requirements for industrial hygiene programs at numerous complex technical and administrative activities. You will draft industrial hygiene correspondence for the guidance of occupational health and safety professionals, requiring research in various technical publications and coordination with related occupational health professionals. You will assist in the development of industrial hygiene training programs and promotes specialized educational efforts, including professional development. You will conduct trend analysis for meeting current and future workload requirements at supported commands within the AOR and reports trends directly to BUMED. You will plan and develop strategies for education and directs over-the-shoulder visits by the DOEHRS technician per direct input from the sites. You will Conducts SOHMEs, Technical Assist Visits (TAVs), and informal site visits at all subordinate activities every 3 years or more frequent as determined necessary. You will assist and evaluates internal Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programs and provides reviews of industrial services provided by subordinate activities. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications All applicants must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENT: The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) 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; 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; or Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (external link) (ABIH). Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable. (Possession of the requirements must be verifiable via SUBMITTING A COPY of the complete transcripts with your application.) In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Serving as an Industrial Hygiene Technical expert, advising on policy, developing program objectives and policies, to provide consultative services to management and technical personnel; Advising regional officials and supporting activities of occupational health standards and recommending courses of action to higher management officials to solve novel or obscure problems; Working with other health professionals in developing policies and procedures for the recognition and control of job related illnesses relating to occupational diseases (their causes, symptoms, and test procedures, etc?); Implementing quality assurance and fact-based, data-driven philosophy of improvement concepts, principles, practices, theories, and techniques i.e. Lean Six Sigma, with an understanding of, and ability to apply to, organizational structures, functions, procedures and applicable regulations as they relate to the industrial hygiene and occupational health environment; Providing direct oversite to use of applicable automated data systems/software application, (e.g. Regional Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System - Industrial Hygiene (DOEHRS-IH), database technician to maximize, effective and efficient DOEHRS-IH utilization, and engages appropriate internal/external resources to resolve issues/and maintain program initiatives. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/industrial-hygiene-series-0690/ Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. Education Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: 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; 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; or Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). 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. 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, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Foreign Education: Required for vacancies with Positive Education or Education Substitution: 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, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/officies/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Highly desirable will At least 3 years managing a complex industrial hygiene program. Have knowledge of Navy and OSHA instructions and regulations and be considered the subject matter expert for interpretation. Conducts SOHMEs, Technical Assist Visits (TAVs), and informal site visits at all subordinate activities every 3 years or more frequent as determined necessary. Provide consultative services to industrial hygienists at BUMED, Regions and MTF activities in dealing with complex occupational health and environmental programs. COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. 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. 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 at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under the specific hiring authority addressed in the Summary section of this announcement. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

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