Industrial Hygienist

About the Agency

Are you interested in being empowered to do a job that impacts the health and safety of Americans in the workforce across various industries? Then read on and apply to join OSHA’s force of Industrial Hygienists.

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region II in Avenel, NJ.

This position has promotion potential to the GS-12. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

Duties

As an Industrial Hygienist, you will perform the following duties:

GS-07

  • Assists and/or conducts inspections of industrial facilities and worksites in order to identify and evaluate occupational health hazards.
  • Assists and/or conducts sampling, recommends future sampling strategies, and arranges for shipment of samples to laboratory for analysis.
  • Reviews laboratory analyses, and prepares reports which include findinsg and recommendations for control of identified hazards.
  • Obtains immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb.
  • Performs special industrial health studies and prepares reports of findings and conclusions.

GS-09:

1. May or may not work as auxiliary to higher-graded industrial hygienist(s) in performing segments of more complex and difficult inspections. 2. Selects, sets up, calibrates, monitors and reads a wide variety of sampling and measuring devices. 3. Prepares technical reports based on findings of studies, inspections, analysis of laboratory results, etc. 4. Recommends and reviews corrective action to ensure hazard abatement is accomplished. 5. Promotes sound industrial hygiene practices by working with employers and employees and by participating in public information activities. 6. Provides justification for findings to third parties when appropriate.

  • Assigns abatement dates and follows up as necessary to ensure that required abatement measures are completed, which, in some cases, requires additional inspections. Conducts follow-up inspections as required.
  • Identifies and documents hazards, and proposes citations for OSHA standards which have been allegedly violated. Requests employers to voluntarily abate serious or imminently dangerous conditions.
  • Documents case files with relevant information to support a legally sufficient case. Ensures case files are processed in the OSHA Information System.
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts a full range of inspections in establishments and worksites where there is a strong probability of encountering hazardous work processes and materials, and unsafe environmental conditions from minor to serious in severity.

GS-11:

1. May or may not work as auxiliary to higher-graded industrial hygienist(s) in performing segments of more complex and difficult inspections. 2. Selects, sets up, calibrates, monitors and reads a wide variety of sampling and measuring devices. 3. Prepares technical reports based on findings of studies, inspections, analysis of laboratory results, etc. 4. Recommends and reviews corrective action to ensure hazard abatement is accomplished. 5. Promotes sound industrial hygiene practices by working with employers and employees and by participating in public information activities. 6. Provides justification for findings to third parties when appropriate.

  • Conducts sampling, arranges for shipment of samples to laboratory for analysis, reviews laboratory analyses, and prepares reports which include findings and recommendations for control of identified hazards.
  • Interviews complainants and witnesses and takes statements concerning allegations.
  • Conducts reserach and studies covering mishaps, injuries, equipment maintenance data, etc. Reviews and audits records, plans, and documentation.
  • Identifies violations, documents hazards, and proposes citations for OSHA standards which have been allegedly violated. Requests employers to voluntarily abate serious or imminently dangerous conditions.
  • Assigns abatement dates and follows up as necessary to ensure that required abatement measures are completed, which, in some cases requires additional inspections. Conducts follow-up inspections as required.
  • Reviews laboratory analyses, and prepares reports which include findings and recommendations for control of identified hazards.
  • Performs a variety of industrial hygiene functions and conducts comprehensive occupational safety and health inspections within a variety of agricultural, construction, general industry, and maritime business establishments.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Frequent Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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