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This position is located in the Industrial Hygiene Department, Directorate for Public Health Services, U.S. Hospital, Okinawa. The selectee is responsible for providing independent and comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (IH) services (including but not limited to written industrial hygiene reports) to Department of the Navy supported activities on Okinawa. In support of the Navy's Occupational Health Program, the selectee performs IH surveys on a scheduled, request or emergency basis to evaluate a wide variety of occupational health hazards that encompass a broad spectrum of work activities.
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 January 20th, 2017 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after January 20th, 2017 may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
To learn more about the living and working condition at Okinawa, go to: http://www.military installations.dod.mil/MOS/f?p=MI:ENTRY:0
Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commuting area of the duty location for this position. Commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.
Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.
Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum of 14 August 2012 designed healthcare professions as shortage and critical need positions, and to appoint qualified healthcare professionals. this announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for providing care for uniformed services' family members and retirees at Military Treatment Facilities around the globe.
*Perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys, and evaluations
*Provide written industrial hygiene reports to supported activities on Okinawa
*Conduct workplace health hazard assessments using approved scientific sampling and statistical procedures
*Investigate health problems that arise among workers
*Provide consultation and advice to activities on occupational health problems and concerns
Travel is required 10% of the time.
Relocation expenses or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.
Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.
BENEFITS: Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx