INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST (RECENT GRADUATE)
oin the mission to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees while improving working conditions, advancing opportunities for profitable employment and assuring work-related benefits and rights! This position conducts work place inspections and assesses employee exposure to health hazards as part of OSHA’s mission to ensure that workers are provided with safe and healthful workplaces. Your work has an immediate positive effect on employee’s lives!
Be a part of Department of Labor (DOL)!
This Position is located in DOL, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Avenel, NJ. Selectee(s) will be expected to report to the Avenel
office. Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Join our team!
Federal employment has many benefits! As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits, such as:
The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB). This program offers health insurance for you, your spouse and your children under the age of 26. It offers many different health plan choices, so you can find a plan that works best for you and your family;
Federal Employee Dental Vision Insurance Plan (FEDVIP) for a dental plan, a vision plan, or both types of insurance; life insurance;
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA);
The Federal Employees Retirement System, which, after the appropriate amount of years of service and at the right age, you can retire with a basic monthly annuity. This means a defined pension plan – which many private sector companies do not offer;
The Thrift Savings Plan or TSP, which is a 401K plan for Federal employees;
Earn annual and sick leave every pay period to use for vacation on sick time;
12 paid Federal holidays;
DOL also offers transit subsidy benefits, where you may be reimbursed for commuting;
Work-life balance is also stressed! DOL recognizes various expanded workplace flexibilities intended to support and enhance a productive workforce by providing various work schedule options that can help employees balance their responsibilities both at work and at home.
Please see the Benefits link at the bottom of this announcement for further details.
Position is inside the bargaining unit, require a physical and a valid drivers license. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if funding becomes available.
A recruitment bonus may be paid.
Major Duties for this Position:
GS-09: Provides technical industrial hygiene advice and assistance to employers, employee organizations, and others concerning industrial health hazards and possible approaches to their control; potential hazards resulting from specific work operations, facilities, and equipment. Promotes industrial practices that are consistent with the goals and principles of industrial hygiene, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of chemicals and other hazards, and work practices affecting employee health. Reviews laboratory analyses, and prepares reports which include findings and recommendations for control of identified hazards. Reviews and/or determines the nature of the problem and the number and type of environmental samples to be collected. Examines the effectiveness of existing control measures & collaborates with engineers, safety & occ. health specialists, & other technical personnel to develop & establish effective control measures. Obtains immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb. Assists in the litigation process, providing agency attorneys with information necessary to support the legal defense of actions. Assigns abatement dates and follows up as necessary to ensure that required abatement measures are completed, which, in some cases, requires additional inspections.
50% or less - Frequent travel including some extended overnight lodging, some evening and weekend work required to conduct official OSHA enforcement inspection and investigation activities and training purposes
12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted to the higher level, and supervisory approval.