Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
Job Description


You will serve as an Industrial Hygienist in the Industrial Hygiene Program Office (IHPO) of NAVAL HOSPITAL CAMP PENDLETON.

This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of July 24, 2019 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used.


  • You will perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations.
  • You will assess the need for quantitative determination of problems in ventilation; air contamination; noise and other physical stressors.
  • You will investigate health problems that arise among workers.
  • Provide consultation and advice to activities on occupational health problems and concerns.
  • You will conduct indoor environmental quality surveys or assessments of individuals experiencing occupational exposure

Travel Required - Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed - No

Conditions Of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. 
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccinations.
  • Inspections require moderate physical exertion, including walking, standing and carrying many items of equipment used in sampling.
  • During industrial hygiene inspections, survey, and evaluations the employee is exposed to an extensive variety of hazardous environments. These include both physical and chemical agents. The use of protective clothing and equipment is required.


This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate the following:

GS-09: At least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following: utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to conduct surveys to identify and evaluate health hazards and potential health hazards; calibrating and using industrial hygiene sampling instrumentation; selecting appropriate sampling equipment and techniques to determine the nature and degree of hazards.

GS-11: At least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following: utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to conduct surveys to identify and evaluate health hazards and potential health hazards; evaluate physical and chemical hazards such as noise, explosives, ionizing, and non-ionizing radiation, ventilation, pesticides within a workplace environment; utilize and calibrate industrial hygiene measurement equipment such as indoor air quality meters, infrared analyzers, and moisture meters to evaluate environment stresses; provide recommendations to eliminate or reduce stresses for chemical and physical agents within work environments.


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science; or
  • A bachelor's degree in a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science that included 12 semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours of courses in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene; or
  • Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.

Evaluation of Education

All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must be acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4-year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in science or engineering at an accredited college or university. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) as a professional engineering curriculum.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

his position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. 

In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training.

Background checks and security clearance required.  


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. 


Job ID: 240998443

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