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Industrial Hygienist ( Gems Coordinator)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Fayetteville , NC 28301

Posted 4 months ago

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The Green Environmental Management Systems (GEMS) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center staff involved with the GEMS to ensure that the GEMS is developed and implemented in accordance with VHA and VA Medical Center policy and guidance. The GEMS Coordinator is further responsible for ensuring that the GEMS results in findings and conclusions that lead to continual improvement of environmental programs at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

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The GEMS Coordinator is responsible for applying environmental science and technology to demonstrate relationships between the operation of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center with human health, ecosystems, environmental media and natural resources. The GEMS Coordinator is also responsible for managing environmental program(s) and coordinating the efforts of VAMC organizations that relate to environmental matters. Additional responsibilities of the GEMS Coordinator related to management of the Fayetteville VAMC environmental program(s) are:

Develop and implement environmental policies, procedures and systems.

Advise management on how environmental policies, procedures and systems will affect the operation of the Medical Center.

Evaluate, modify, and implement pollution prevention alternatives at the Medical Center to reduce the generation of waste.

Manage and/or provide technical advice regarding response to environmental emergencies including releases/spills of hazardous material.

Facilitate the exchange of environmental information to Medical Center staff, including the development and implementation of training and educational programs related to environmental programs.

Develop and present to upper level Medical Center management budgetary information related to environmental programs.

Manage computer programs and databases to enhance management of environmental programs.

Review how expansion, modifications, closures of existing facilities and infrastructure and new construction of structures and infrastructure will affect the environment, provide information that will minimize adverse impacts to human health and the environment and reduce the Medical Center's vulnerability.

Measure the effectiveness of existing environmental programs and recommends additions to environmental program as needed to meet changing environmental requirements.

Develop promotional and educational activities to promote stakeholders awareness of Medical Center environmental issues.

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: 7422

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0690 Industrial Hygiene

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/23/2018.

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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

Education Requirement:
1.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.

2.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.

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.

Specialized Experience:

In applying for the GS-12, applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level that have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the Industrial Hygienist/ GEMS position. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of managing safety elements; developing and recommending safety health policies to higher management; applying safety and occupational health laws and regulations; analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs; developing safety and occupational health standards and regulations; designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Analysis and Problem Solving

  • Communication

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Health Risk Analysis

  • Safety Engineering

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 the employee to carry a good deal of equipment and involves walking, standing, bending, climbing or crawling during surveys.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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Industrial Hygienist ( Gems Coordinator)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs