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INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE TECHNICIAN

Air Force Civilian Service Birmingham, AL
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Duties

ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITION:
AREA 1:
All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA 2: All Drill Status/M-Day members of the Alabama Air National Guard.
AREA 3: All U.S. citizens eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.
(1) Ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force Occupational Safety and health (AFOSH) directives in the ANG area of assignment.   Serves as a technical advisor to Wing leadership on all issues pertaining to above directives.   Serves as an advisor concerning OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and US Air Force on installation health matters, such as health hazard identification, evaluation and abatement; workplace surveillance; medical-legal documentation; asbestos abatement; lead based paint; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; Thermo Luminescent Dosimetry (TLD); air emissions; drinking water; wastewater discharges; hazardous wastes; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities; pesticide use; environmental noise; environmental assessment; environmental sampling; and other environmental monitoring.   Serves as an installation advisor regarding Nuclear Biological and Chemical readiness issues.
(2) Researches industrial operations and develops, implements, and executes surveillance strategies, inspections and evaluations of operational facilities, and various activities to detect and eliminate health hazards.   Writes industrial facility case files on installation industrial shops in accordance with Air Force Instruction (AFI) 48-145, Occupational Health Program.   Designs appropriate methods and techniques of surveys.   Performs no-notice, spot, and special inspections of operational facilities and worksites base wide when statistical analyses and conditions dictate need, when new equipment is to be installed, and/or when hazardous conditions exist.   (3)   Determines and assigns Risk Assessment Code (RAC) to health hazards.   Establishes RAC based on potential of significant health risk in relation to occupational health related exposure.   Maintains deficiency log.   Prepares, reviews for comments/clarification, and submits AF Form 457, USAF Hazard Report, to safety office.   Reviews AF Form 457 from unit for comment and clarification and forwards to safety office.   Prepares and issues AF Form 1118, Notice of Hazard, to shop supervisor and ensures its posting.  
(4) Reviews plans for new and existing facility construction projects.   Ensures applicable OSHA, AFOSH, and EPA criteria are incorporated and notes where deficiencies are, recommending appropriate changes to facilities environments that would assure integration of occupational/environmental health and industrial hygiene controls to prevent adverse health and environmental impact.
(5) Manages and assesses installation environmental sampling, analysis and monitoring requirements and performs ambient, source, and substance tests and monitoring.   Complies and evaluates pollution emission inventories to include air, waste water, and hazardous materials/wastes.   Determines human health impacts, works with Air Force, federal, and state officials collaboratively to ensure all laws are followed properly.
(6) Serves as the installation point of contact and coordinator for Agency Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities, including assembling and maintaining an inventory of information sources and documents; provides information and advisory services relative to ATSDR health assessments/risk, and prepares related correspondence and reports.
(7) Develops, implements, and manages the Federal Hazard Communication Standard as mandated by OSHA.   Interprets Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for employees, management and other health professionals, and maintains the base master MSDS file.   Provides education concerning MSDSs to new and existing employees.  
(8) Authorizes, reviews, and validates new hazardous material issued on AF Form 3952, Chemical Hazardous Material Request/Authorization.   Identifies low level less hazardous substitutes through chemical and process knowledge.  
(9) Performs other duties as assigned.     
PLEASE SEE LOCAL HRO FOR COMPLETE PD LISTING.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training which
provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
-- Knowledge encompassing a basic foundation in the physical or life sciences and mathematics. A through and detailed knowledge of OSHA, AFOSH, EPA, and other federal laws and related programs, and of DoD, USAF, and ANG regulations, policies and procedures related to bioenvironmental engineering and occupational/industrial health.
-- Knowledge of a broad range of methods, techniques, and principles of occupational health and industrial hygiene sufficient to independently manage a local ANG Industrial Hygiene/Bioenvironmental Engineering program.
-- Knowledge of bioenvironmental engineering and environmental protection concepts, principles, and practices applicable to the performance of industrial hygiene/occupational health investigations.
-- Knowledge required to detect, identify and evaluate existing or potential hazardous conditions through a wide range of sampling and testing techniques.
-- Knowledge of methods for performing data and requirements analysis.
-- Knowledge required to recommend or direct applicable controls, approaches, and/or protective devices relative to the prevention or correction of harmful exposures and/or hazards findings.
-- Knowledge of technical installation work processes/operations and equipment relative to their effect on the health and efficiency of employees working in machine shops, warehouses, on aircraft parking areas, and in adjacent office areas, etc.
-- Knowledge of USAF/ATSDR activities and requirements in order to act as the local point of contact and program coordinator.
-- Knowledge and skills sufficient to communicate effectively and educate employees, supervisors, managers; interact effectively with other health specialists and officials and to properly prepare related correspondence and associated reports.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree with courses related to the occupation for GS-5 positions. Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. Two full years of graduate education or a masters degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED IF USING EDUCATION AS A SUBSTITUTION FOR EXPERIENCE.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 4B0X1 Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants within the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Minimum Military Rank: SSgt
Maximum Military Rank: MSgt
Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts: This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance: The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance: The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance: The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program: Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 466302800
Located In Birmingham, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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