Industrial Hygiene Technician

Department of Defense New Castle, DE
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166 MED GP

Open to applicants in Areas of Consideration: I, II, III

This National Guard position is for a INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D1720000 and is part of the DE 166 Medical Group, National Guard.

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(1) Ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force directives in the ANG area of assignment. Serves as a technical advisor to Wing leadership on all issues pertaining to above directives.

(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.

(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.

(4) Reviews plans for new and existing facility construction projects. Ensures applicable OSHA, AF, 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) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0640 Health Aid And Technician

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* NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

* This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.

* Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

* Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

* Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: E-3/A1C - E-6/TSgt

Compatible Military Assignments: 4B0X1

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.

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/assignments must be followed. The applicant's 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.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position, Completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's 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 master's 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 fulltime study at the school attended.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.