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Industrial Hygiene Technician

Air Force Civilian Service Lincoln, NE

Job Description


(1) Ensure 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 (TLC); 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 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. Identifies potential physical, biological, and chemical health hazards in the workplace; evaluates exposure to workers and prescribes corrective measures, which may include changing work processes/procedures, adding/modifying engineering systems, making chemical substitutions, or using personal protective equipment. As necessary, invokes authority to cease any operational due to potentially life threatening conditions. In the case of serious or acute conditions, chronic illnesses, etc., performs follow-up interviews and provides guidance to the affected or involved employee(s), physician(s), hospital/clinic(s), and supervisor(s) to prevent future similar situations. Documents findings using complex inter-relational data basing systems.

(3) Determines and assigns Risk Assessment Code (RAC) to health hazards. Establishes RAC based on potential or significant health risks 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 form unit for comment and clarification and forwards to safety office. Prepares and issues AF Form 1118, Notice of Hazard, to shop supervisors and ensures its posting. Assists shop supervisor in completing AF Form 3, AF Hazard Abatement Plan, for hazard identified by RAC 1, 2, or 3. Monitors abatement of occupational health hazard to ensure corrective action has been initiated. Maintains record of occupational health-related RAC 4 and 5 hazards until appropriate corrective action is completed.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system. Experience with the procedures and equipment used in the performance of the particular work of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-8 must possess at least 18 months specialized 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. Experience performing or assisting with a varied range of health or bioenvironmental activities. This may include evaluation, surveys, reports of findings, and associated training of others in the areas of risk awareness/assessments and preventive methods. It may also include identification and follow-up of occupational or industrial health hazards. GS-7 must possess at least 12 months of specialized experience, education or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience involved in performing or assisting with a varied range of health or bioenvironmental activities. Experience interpreting various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. GS-6 must possess at least 9 months specialized experience or training which has provided some familiarity with medical care and a basic knowledge of procedures and equipment used in providing support services to medical or health personnel. Experience in basic administrative methods and procedures used in providing support services.


NOTE: REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicants record of experience, training and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  Completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree with courses in 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.  

NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required.  Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested.

REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis. 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, and phone number.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade E6; Minimum Military Grade E1; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

Compatible Military Assignments: Enlisted-4B0X1; Applicants will review the qualifications for the award of the AFSC(S) in the Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory (AFECD). Failure to review these qualifications may result in the applicant not being eligible for the position.  Selectee has 1 year to become qualified in a compatible military assignment.

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.


The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website -

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:

Health Insurance - The Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:
Life Insurance - The Program offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Program provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the FERS. FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:

Other Information

1. 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.


2.  Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. 

Job Details

Date Posted June 16, 2018
Date Closes July 16, 2018
Requisition 467417800
Located In Lincoln, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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