This position is located in Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab, Western Ecology Division, Program Operations Staff. It may be located at Corvallis or Newport, OR. The duty location will be determined after a selection has been made for this position. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-research-and-development-ord
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Serve as the Division environmental compliance manager and participates an ex officio member of the Division's Environmental, Health and Safety Committee;
Develop and implement a laboratory hazardous waste management program;
Serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer, developing and maintaining the Division's Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) required by OSHA;
Plan, implement, coordinate and maintain the Division's Environmental Management System (EMS) program;
Administer the industrial hygiene program, which includes the application of Federal occupational health standards; employee health hazards; and evaluation of unusual hazards resulting from complex work processes or from combinations of hazardous materials.
You will spend 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).
EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
Participation in the medical monitoring program is required.
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.
Industrial Hygienist: You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in 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.
As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as reviewing and approving health and/or safety plans in a laboratory setting; and conducting occupational health and/or safety inspections.
Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of industrial hygiene practices; 2) Ability to evaluate occupational health hazards; 3) Knowledge of regulations dealing with hazardous materials; 4) Skill in chemical management, storage and disposal procedures; 5) Knowledge of environmental management systems; 6) Knowledge of federal regulatory requirements related to occupational health and safety; 7) Skill in written communication.
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.
See Qualifications section.
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