U.S. Army Medical Command Industrial Hygienist in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

U.S. Army Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (5 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Aberdeen Proving Ground covers more than 72,500 acres, more than half of which is water or wetlands. More than 6,800 acres of improved grounds. With more than 21,000 civilian, military and contractor employees, APG is Harford County's largest employer and one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to 11 major commands and supports more than 80 tenants, 20 satellite and 17 private activities. The installation provides facilities to perform research, development, testing and evaluation of Army materiel. Facilities include laboratories for research investigations, state-of-the-art ranges, engineering test courses for wheeled and tracked vehicles and a wide variety of research.

APG's facilities include more than 17 million square feet of building space located in over 2,000 buildings, to include offices, administrative, training facilities, warehouses, barracks and family housing. Specialized facilities include eight medical research laboratories, 10 chemical laboratories, two physics laboratories, five human engineering laboratories and one materials research laboratory.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


As an Industrial Hygienist you are responsible for successful completion of work assigned to the activity and documented in the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System, Industrial Hygiene (DOEHRS-IH) database. Following survey data entry, uses Quality Assurance tools to review the work of the Industrial Hygiene Technicians and reviews the hazard assessment. You will conduct baseline surveys on new buildings, shops and processes to include the establishment of the hazard inventory, controls in use, shop personnel and the processes that they perform. Reviews drawings and scopes of work for installation new construction and renovation work, as well as the specifications of materials, equipment, and furnishings. You will plan and direct a health education program in the areas of hazard communication, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, vision conservation, and chemical hygiene, the effective use of engineering controls, proper lifting techniques, proper posture and usage of computer workstations.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel (10%) is required.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • See additional information in Other Requirements section.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

This position has a positive education requirement to meet minimum qualifications. In order to qualify, you must meet the education AND experience requirements described below.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Degree: industrial hygiene; or 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. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.


  1. Combination of education and experience -- at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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.

Evaluation of Experience: Qualifying experience may have been obtained in field, laboratory, engineering, or other environment if the work provided a means of obtaining a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls. Such work must have involved experience in all of the following areas: the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses; the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment.

In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must ALSO meet the specialized experience listed below. In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service which includes: (1) experience utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices gained through industrial hygiene inspections and/or surveys in a wide variety of industries requiring the use of a variety of sampling strategies and instruments and (2) knowing the limitation of analytical methods while providing methods of control from a wide variety of health hazards including toxic chemicals, radiation, and noise.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of Exposure Assessment Strategy
  2. Knowledge of Sampling Methods
  3. Knowledge of Occupational Hazard Assessments
  4. Skill in Utilizing Automated Systems
  5. Skill in Communication

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of this position with an initial and random physical for the duration of employment.
  • Business travel (10%) is required.
  • Must obtain and maintain a government issued Driver's license.
  • Must be medically able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as a respirator mask.
Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0690-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453092500

Job Announcement Number: NEAG166205311821359D