The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:
- 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.
- 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.
- Identifies potential physical, radiological, 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.
- Manages and assesses installation environmental sampling, analysis and monitoring requirements and performs ambient, source, and substance tests and monitoring.
- 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.
- Determines and assigns Risk Assessment Code (RAC) to health hazards.
- Authorizes, reviews, and validates new hazardous material issued on AF Form 3952, Chemical Hazardous Material.
- Determines human health impacts, works with Air Force, federal, and state officials collaboratively to ensure all laws are followed properly.
- Performs other duties assigned.
General Experience: Applicant must have experience which provides a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.
Specialized Experience: Applicant must have at least 18 months specialized experience 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
- Knowledge encompassing a basic foundation in the physical or life sciences and mathematics.
- 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 required to detect, identify and evaluate existing or potential hazardous conditions through a wide range of sampling and testing techniques.
- 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.
- 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 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 of methods for performing data and requirement analysis.
- Knowledge of technical installation work processes/operations and equipment relative to their effect on the employees working in machine shops, warehouses, on aircraft parking areas, and in adjacent office areas, etc.
Other Requirements: For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must posses or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.
National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician Industrial Hygiene Technician position, the selectee must be assigned to165th Medical Group in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Enlisted in 4B0X1. Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.
Wear of the Air uniform as prescribed by AR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position. Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.
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.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).