U.S. Army Medical Command Industrial Hygiene Technician in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Summary About the Position: This is a TERM Not to Exceed 24 months position and may be filled at the GS-08 or GS-09 level. If selection is at the GS-08 level, the incumbent may be non-competitively promoted pending time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the next level/grade duties. May be filled as a temporary promotion, temporary reassignment or TERM appointment and may be extended or made permanent. See "Additional Information" section for more details. Responsibilities Inspect work areas; conduct surveys; analyze findings; prepare reports; and maintain industrial hygiene equipment. Conduct assessments to evaluate existing potential health hazards and recommend solutions to problems. Enter data collected from surveys and/or air samples into Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Reporting System (DOEHRS-IH) database. Perform respirator fit testing in accordance with established program standards and guidelines. Provide technical guidance and training to junior IH technicians in equipment operation, calibration, maintenance, repair, and safety in both the field and laboratory. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. To Qualify for GS-08 Level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience conducting scheduled industrial hygiene tests in different work environments using industrial hygiene sampling instruments; analyzing results to ensure industrial hygiene standards are met; and creating reports of results. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). To Qualify for the GS-09 Level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience performing inspections to control or eliminate hazardous environmental conditions and potential health hazards in the workplace; calibrating and using industrial hygiene sampling instrumentation; selecting appropriate sampling equipment and techniques to determine the nature and degree of hazards. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: CommunicationsIndustrial Equipment OperationSafety and Occupational Health (SOH) Hazard IdentificationTechnical Competence Time in Grade Requirement for GS-08: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07). Time in Grade Requirement for GS-09: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-08). All applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within thirty (30) days after the closing date of the announcements. Current employees applying under VEOA are subject to time-in-grade restrictions like any other GS employee. Education Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment not to exceed 24 months by a current, permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition. You MAY have return rights back to your permanent position of record. Position may be filled as a term appointment not to exceed 24 months, if the candidate is not a current permanent Army employee. Term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of 8 years or be made permanent without further competition, contingent upon the incumbent's noncompetitive eligibility. This position is scheduled to transfer to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) at a date to be determined in accordance with the provisions of Section 702 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, Public Law 114-328. The Act directed the DHA to take responsibility for the administration (i.e., authority, direction, and control) of military treatment facilities beginning 1 Oct 18. Employees will become DoD employees upon transfer to the DHA.