Industrial Hygienist

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Industrial Hygienist

  • Post Date:August 8, 2022
  • Views 76
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  • Gender Both
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary $116,367 - $151,276 per year
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Location Cleveland, OH
Job Description


You will serve as an Industrial Hygienist in the Occupational Health Branch, responsible for leading the implementation of occupational health policies, standards and requirements from NASA Headquarters, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and state and local health organizations. You will serve as Subject Matter Expert to the Center for environmental health matters (Industrial Hygiene, Chemical Hygiene, Environmental Sanitation, etc).


  • Serves as Alternate Health and Medical Technical Authority point of contact, providing oversight of all health, physical science, medical, and human subjects research program matters involving Glenn Research Center programs or projects.
  • Provides technical review of organizational and center-wide policies and procedures and submits comments and responses from the document review.
  • Manages the Occupational Health Branch budget and prioritizes based on programmatic support needs.
  • Prepares presentations for governance boards and reports of Branch activities and issues.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert for Industrial Hygiene, Chemical Management, Environmental Sanitation, Medical, Fitness and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Assists with preparing reports and maintaining records of related work accomplishments and supporting information.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for emergency responses and provides guidance to responding Occupational Health Branch personnel.
  • Tracks audit findings and corrective actions to ensure they are completed accurately and on time.4


Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement
  • Please see the “Additional Information” section for important information about COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees.


You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, and/or directly related education, as shown below, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

To qualify for GS-14, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level:

  • Assessing occupational health hazards in a variety of workplace settings (e.g., industrial, laboratory, office);
  • Utilizing a variety of exposure assessment methodologies to assess for a variety of hazardous chemicals/materials, biological hazards, physical hazards, including new and emerging hazards in the workplace;
  • Responding to emergency response to events involving occupational health hazards;
  • Leading, mentoring and collaborating with occupational health professionals from a variety of backgrounds; and
  • Working with other professionals such as maintenance personnel, engineers and researchers as a member of the team.

Note: The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years of experience practicing as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) is highly desirable but not required.

Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.


You must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science
Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree that included a major in 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
Have a Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

U.S. degrees must have been awarded from colleges or universities that are accredited by recognized accrediting organizations. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, go to

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

All degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation.

Required Documents

A complete application package includes a resume, required documents and completion of the vacancy announcement questionnaire. Please see this guidance: What to include in your resume. Your resume should describe your specialized experience and support your answers to the vacancy announcement questionnaire

The following documents are required:

  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

While a transcript is the preferred proof of qualifying education, you may submit any of the following items:

  • An unofficial transcript
  • A copy of an official transcript
  • A copy of a degree (i.e. a picture or scan)
  • A list of completed/credited courses that includes, the title, course code, and number of semester, quarter or classroom hours for each course (i.e., BUAD- 101-Introduction to Business, 3 Semester hours)

You will lose consideration if you do not submit proof of your education. Documents must fully support the education requirements listed above. Incomplete documents or documents that do not show completion of required degree program or coursework may result in disqualification.

There may be other supporting documents (licenses, certification, veterans preference, etc.), depending on your answers to the questionnaire and job announcement description, that you may have to submit, please verify your application.

If you are a surplus or displaced employee (CTAP and ICTAP), submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes copies of your agency notice, most recent Performance Rating and most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

If you are a veteran and you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. For more information on veterans’ preference and possible other supporting documents that you may have to submit, please visit FedshireVets

Official documents are required at the time of appointment for verification of eligibility and qualifications.

How to Apply

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin the application process, click on the ‘Apply’ link. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the “Include Personal Information” section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify all required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

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.

If you have questions about this announcement, you may contact the agency toll free at the phone number located below. Be advised – application materials faxed, emailed, and/or mailed to Glenn Research Center will not be accepted for this announcement.