Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) Industrial Hygiene Technician in Eielson AFB, Alaska
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a Industrial Hygiene Technician, Position Description Number D1720000and is part of the Alaska Air National Guard.
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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Air National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact (907) 644-8033.
Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3 DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: Area 1- AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard. Area 2 - All Traditional Guard or Active Guard Reserves (AGR) members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard. Area 3 -All other current military members who are eligible to join the Alaska Air National Guard. PDCN: D1720000 Selecting Supervisor:Danielle St Laurent
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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. 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; Thermos Luminescent Dosimetry (TLD); 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. 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. 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 operation 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. 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. Prepares and issues AF Form 1118, Notice of Hazard, to shop supervisor 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. Reviews plans for new and existing facility construction projects. Ensures applicable OSHA, AFOSH, 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. 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. 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. Develops, implements, and manages the Federal Hazard Communication Standard as mandated by OSHA. Interprets Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for employees, management and other health professionals, and maintains the base master MSDS file. Provides education concerning MSDSs to new and existing employees. Interfaces with manufactures of hazardous materials in order to obtain the most current health hazard information available for chemicals located at each installation. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...
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0640 Health Aid And Technician
Conditions of Employment
- Alaska Air National Guard membership is required.
- 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.
- U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
- Bargaining Unit: Bargaining
- APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard.
- MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following AFSCs: 4B0X1.
- MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENT: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military grade of this position is Senior Airman (SrA/E4) and the maximum military grade is Master Sergeant (MSgt/E7).
GENERAL EXPERIENCEis experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
GS-08 -Must have at least 18 monthsexperience, 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.
Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:
Knowledge encompassing a basic foundation in the physical or life sciences and mathematics. A through and detailed 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 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 required to detect, identify and evaluate existing or potential hazardous conditions through a wide range of sampling and testing techniques.
Knowledge of methods for performing data and requirements analysis.
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 technical installation work processes/operations and equipment relative to their effect on the health and efficiency of employees working in machine shops, warehouses, on aircraft parking areas, and in adjacent office areas, etc.
Knowledge of USAF/ATSDR activities and requirements in order to act as the local point of contact and program coordinator.
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.
- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal. - The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position. - If you are a male applicantwho 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.
- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA):Entitled to 3.74% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change. - Direct Deposit Program:If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account). - Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you should always check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) to verify how accepting this position will affect your entitlement prior to considering an offer of employment.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and rating.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Attention to Detail, Data Analysis, and Environmental Assessment and Data Analysis
Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration
Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:
- Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
Country of Citizenship.
If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
Major field(s) of study.
Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
Duties and accomplishments.
Number of hours per week.
Employer's name and address.
Supervisor's name and phone number.
Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
Job-related training courses (title and year).
Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
Job related certificates and licenses.
Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)
Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
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Agency contact information
Loida Torres Roman
Alaska Air National Guard P.O Box 5800 JBER, AK US
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement. Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel. Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.
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- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493677200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/12/2018 to 04/11/2018
Salary: $50,833 to $66,088 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 8
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent