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Industrial Hygienist

Recruitment #191003-J15B-01

Introduction

BASIC PURPOSE:
Responsible for comprehensive industrial, workplace, or job site inspections to identify actual and potential health hazards and other dangers.  Includes consulting with employers regarding statutory regulations, effective safety programs, practices and hazards remediation.  Inspections are focused toward the provision of occupational/industrial health protection and are performed in private sector workplaces.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs onsite consultation visits in accordance with 29CFR1908 requirements and the Consultation Policy and Procedures Manual.  Consultation activities may include but are not limited to 1) Research and gathering appropriate materials necessary for onsite visit 2) Conducting an Opening conference explaining the Cooperative Agreement between Consultation and Federal OSHA Enforcement, including the employer’s rights and obligations 3) Conducting onsite reviews of safety and health programs 4) Sampling and testing with subsequent analysis 5) Identifying hazards and providing advice on correction solutions.  Prepares written reports from consultation visits with appropriate documentation.  Manages individual case load prioritizing and scheduling according to the procedures outlined in the CPPM.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are involved in professional level work involving the performance of comprehensive industrial, workplace or job site inspections to identify actual and potential health hazards and other dangers.  This includes consulting with employers regarding statutory regulations, effective safety programs, practices and hazards remediation.  These inspections are focused toward the provision of environmental/industrial health protection and are performed in either public or private sector workplaces.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Industrial Hygienist Job Family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the assigned tasks, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level II:
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full-performance level and perform a variety of tasks involving the inspection of industrial sites and/or workplaces to identify actual health hazards and other dangers and consulting with employers regarding federal regulations, hazards remediation and effective safety programs and practices.  Inspections are focused toward the provision of environmental/industrial health inspections.  Tasks are performed independently according to prescribed methods and procedures and are concerned with the identification of physical, chemical and biological hazards which would impair workers’ health.  At this level, limited guidance and training may be provided to entry level employees performing hygiene inspection duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:
Education and experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental or chemical engineering, industrial hygiene or a closely related field, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Work experience must be related to industrial hygiene or occupational safety in a professional capacity PLUS two years of experience in work place environmental/industrial inspections or consultations; OR a master’s degree in industrial hygiene; or completion of the following OSHA Institute courses for the required two years of experience:  Initial Compliance Course for Consultation Programs (#100a) and Introduction to Health Standards for Industrial Hygienists (#125).  Verification of completion of OSHA Institute courses must be submitted with application.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Qualification Review.

 ***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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