Industrial Hygienist

Department Of Defense Pope Air Force Base , NC 28308

Posted 3 months ago

  • Duties




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The primary purpose of this position is to Serve as a technical consultant to management on industrial hygiene evaluations of the work environment. Conduct health hazard evaluations and promote effective occupational health and safety practices throughout the wing and tenant organizations.

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  • Conduct surveys, evaluations and auditing to identify and evaluate potential occupational health hazards using knowledge of IH principles, concepts, and practices.

  • Review regulatory requirements prior to conducting air sampling, and assess hazards; develop sampling strategies and apply recognized standards; help with or perform sampling using indirect and direct reading instruments to quantify hazards.

  • Advise management on industrial hygiene issues, recommend actions to prevent or minimize health hazards, provide industrial hygiene input to risk management decision processes.

  • Assist with reviewing and evaluating plans for new construction, alteration of facilities or for new processes.

  • Assist in the planning and conducting sampling using various instrumentation and equipment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0690 Industrial Hygiene

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

  • Position may be subject to random drug testing

  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

  • Employee must maintain current certifications

  • A security clearance may be required

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017. Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver package.

  • Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

  • This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-13)

  • Position may be subject to a probationary period


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include planning and conducting complete evaluations of work operations involving potentially hazardous environmental conditions, analyzes finding, and recommends corrective measures and controls.

OR have a master's or equivalent graduate degree

2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree which provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position

OR have a combination of education and specialized experience.

GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include evaluating chemical health hazards resulting from inhalation of vapors, fumes, mists, gases and dusts, or from skin contact; physical hazards, such as noise, heat or pressure above and below normal atmospheric; and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; and environmental assessments.

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR have a combination of education and specialized experience

GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include directing and supervising the division. Responsible for the protective programs for workers are exposed to the wide variety of environment stresses including some for which the nature and extent of hazard is not completely understood, including: chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level.

GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include experience which may have been gained by compounding of prescriptions of physicians, dentists, and other licensed practitioners; the formulation, preparation, bulk compounding, selection, dispensing and preservation of drugs, medicines, and chemicals; research and investigation in developing special vehicles or variations of standard formulas to meet the needs of individual patients and in developing original techniques of compounding and making available for use new investigational drugs; advising on drug therapy and usage; or performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work concerning the administration of a pharmacy program for hospital, clinic, or other medical care facility.

NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

Click on the following link to view the Individual Occupational Requirements for the Industrial Hygiene Series:

In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements listed in the above link, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:

To view the qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts, practices, and principles.
2.Knowledge and ability to recognize workplace and environmental factors and stresses associated with multifaceted work operations.
3.Knowledge and ability to use a wide range of industrial hygiene sampling techniques and instrumentation.
4.Knowledge and ability to conduct air sampling evaluations and assess the associated hazards.
5.Knowledge of all types of industrial hygiene measuring and sampling instruments and equipment and skill in their field calibration and

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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