Overview

Research Industrial Hygienist

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Open & closing dates Service
07/28/2022 to 08/17/2022 Competitive

Pay scale & grade Salary
GS 13 $94,373 – $122,683 per year

Appointment Type Work schedule

Permanent Full-Time

Locations
1 vacancy in the following location:

Spokane, WA

Telework eligible – Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

The Public – All U.S. Citizens

View the announcement to learn more: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/667814400

Summary

NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.

Position Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional industrial hygiene scientific support and expertise for designing and conducting research focused on identifying, analyzing, and reporting on emerging industrial hygiene health issues and problems as it relates to occupational safety and health, as well as providing expert advice to agency installations nationwide.

The Research Industrial Hygienist will carry out the duties and responsibilities outlined below:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide technical assistance and information.
Conduct Scientific Studies/Surveys/Investigations.
Prepare and present reports and research findings.
Supervisory position: Yes: This position has 20% supervisory duties, candidates must also have demonstrated or shown the potential to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicants should describe any previous experience or responsibilities which could be used in relation to the supervisory requirements of this position.

Since this is a research position, an evaluation of the scientific contributions, recognition and professional standing of the researcher as they relate to the position being filled will be made to determine qualifications. Candidates should include all pertinent information regarding their research accomplishments, e.g. list of publications and presentations.

Basic Qualifications:

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).
Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in supervising, leading, designing and conducting research studies related to industrial hygiene scientific studies of various emerging public health issues and problems as they relate to environmental conditions that adversely affect the health and safety of people in the workplace.

Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Up to 10% domestic travel may be required for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes- You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Requirements | Conditions Of Employment

US Citizenship is required.
Background Investigation is required.
Since this is a research position, an evaluation of the scientific contributions, recognition and professional standing of the researcher as they relate to the position being filled will be made to determine qualifications. Candidates should include all pertinent information regarding their research accomplishments, e.g. list of publications and presentations.
Promotion potential: Positions filled under this vacancy may be subject to the peer review process which may result in promotion potential. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
Supervisory position: Yes
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Link to Apply:

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/667814400

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

3. Cover Letter, optional

Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable

Transcripts or proof of certification are required

*Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Benefits for federal employees
(https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees#item-36407)

Healthcare insurance
(https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/)

Pay and leave
(https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/pay-and-leave/) https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/17/2022 of this announcement to receive consideration.

To apply click here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/667814400

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