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1 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
2 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the response below that most accurately describes your eligibility for a Recent Graduate appointment, as described in the job opportunity announcement. NOTE: You must provide documentation (e.g., an unofficial academic transcript or other documentation showing the date you completed the requirements for a diploma, degree, or certificate; veterans' documents) supporting your answer - see "Required Documents" section of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I completed the requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years, or I will complete such requirements within the future time frame stated in the announcement.
  • I am a veteran who was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during the two-year eligibility period due to a military service obligation, and not more than six years have transpired since I completed the requirements for completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate program.
  • None of the above.
4 All candidates must meet the basic requirements. Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Industrial Hygiene position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE or HIGHER DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science which includes 12 semester hours in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 additional semester hours in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science which includes 12 sem hrs in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 additional sem hrs in chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above.
5 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, select the choice which best describes your additional experience/education for the GS-09 Industrial Hygiene Position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls.
  • I have a MASTER`S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE in Indus. Hygiene, engineer’g, physical or life science that includes 12 sem hrs in CHEM, including ORGANIC CHEM, PLUS 18 add. sem hrs in any combination of CHEM., physics, engineering, health physics, environ. health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or Indus. hygiene EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chem. that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YRS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER GRADUATE EDUC. in Indus. hygiene, engineering, physical or life sci. that includes 12 sem hrs in CHEM, including ORGANIC CHEM, PLUS 18 add’tl sem hrs in any combination of chem, physics, engineering, health physics, environ. health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or Indus. hygiene EXCLUDING COURSES in the history/ teaching of chem that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equal to the GS-07 level, and GRADUATE EDUCATION in Ind. Hygiene, Engineering, Physical Science, or Life Sciences with 12 sem hrs in Chem.., including Org. Chem.. plus 18 add’l sem hrs in any combination of Chem., Physics Engineering, Health Physics, Environmental Health, Biostatistics, Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, Epidemiology, or Ind. Hygiene, that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform the duties of THIS POSITION
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above.
6 Select all the following statements that apply to you. Answer to this question is required
  • As part of my duties, I have worked with individuals of opposing interests to reach consensus.
  • I have participated in informal negotiations between individuals or groups to reach consensus
  • I have received training covering alternative dispute resolution or conflict resolution.
  • I have facilitated groups with diverse interests to achieve a common goal.
  • None of the above.
7 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience. I have had experience communicating with others by: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitating meetings.
  • Interviewing people.
  • Consulting with and advising industry, management, labor, the general public, and other groups on safety and health issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations of compliance reviews.
  • Making formal and informal oral presentations to internal and external groups.
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Participating in education or training programs requiring oral presentation.
  • None of the above.
8 Select all the responses that describe the methods and sources you have used to gather data. Answer to this question is required
  • Safety and health research websites
  • Fact-finding interviews
  • Hazard investigation
  • Case law or legal documents
  • Government regulations
  • Organizational policy manuals
  • Newspapers, magazines, periodicals
  • Trade journals
  • Review of research documentation (i.e., medical records, experimental studies, epidemiological studies).
  • Injury illness records/data or accident reports.
  • None of the above
9 Select the response that best describes your level of safety and health experience analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • As a student in an academic setting, I have participated in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • At work, with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team, I have analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn conclusions.
  • I have independently analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
10 I have proficiency in using the following technology applications or functions (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing.
  • Spreadsheets.
  • Databases.
  • Presentation Software.
  • Reporting tools (for data mining, statistical analysis, etc.).
  • Research tools (such as Internet search engines).
  • None of the above.
11 Select the response that best describes the environment in which you think that you work most efficiently: Answer to this question is required
  • Routine, specific duties with occasionally changing tasks.
  • Routine, specific duties with constantly changing tasks.
  • Few routine or specific duties, with frequently changing tasks.
  • No routine duties, with an unstructured, creative environment.
12 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have prior experience of this nature.
  • I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work.
  • I have worked on a team with my peers, each designated with a distinctly separate role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals on projects and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • I have worked with a group of people on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, responsibility, and recognition.
13 Check all the responses that best describe your writing activities to date: Answer to this question is required
  • Technical reports, findings, manuals, or instructional materials.
  • Professional journal articles and/or publications.
  • College level research papers
  • Graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  • None of the above.
14 I have had experience in assessing: (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Noise
  • Ergonomics
  • Silica
  • Asbestos
  • Beryllium
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Organic solvents
  • Isocyanates
  • Mold, biologicals, and/or indoor air quality
  • Acid Mists and/or Caustics
  • Confined space
  • Ventilation
  • Radiation (i.e., Ionizing and/or Non-ionizing)
  • Welding fumes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Other items not listed
  • None of the above
15 Select from the list all of the types of equipment that you have used in the assessment of health and safety hazards. Answer to this question is required
  • Cyclone
  • High flow pumps
  • Low flow pumps
  • Noise dosimeter
  • Sound level meter
  • Octave band analyzer
  • Calibration equipment
  • Detector tubes
  • Passive dosimeter
  • Photo ionization detector
  • Wet bulb globe temperature indicator
  • Portable infrared spectrophotometer
  • Combustible gas meter
  • Thermal anemometer or velometer
  • Impingers
  • Evacuated cylinder
  • Pitot tube
  • Carbon monoxide dosimeter
  • Elutriator (horizontal and/or vertical)
  • Light (illumination) meter
  • Radiation meters
  • Surface sampling equipment
  • Video cameras and/or digital photography equipment
  • Sling psychrometer
  • None of the above
16 Select the response that best describes your level of experience utilizing monitoring equipment in assessing workplace exposure. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • As a student, I have performed monitoring, analyzed the results, and performed mathematical calculations to arrive at an exposure assessment.
  • At work, with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team. I have performed monitoring, analyzed the results, and performed mathematical calculations to arrive at an exposure assessment.
  • At work, I have independently performed monitoring, analyzed the results, and performed mathematical calculations to arrive at an exposure assessment.
17 From the responses listed below, select all of the responses that best describe your knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, OSHA construction safety and construction health standards, OSHA enforcement procedures, knowledge of the principles and practices for construction safety and health, and knowledge of construction industry materials and methods. Answer to this question is required
  • I have some knowledge of construction safety and health hazards and have participated in identifying appropriate abatement techniques/methods for such hazards.
  • I am familiar with a number of construction safety and health hazards, the applicable government standards, and appropriate abatement techniques/methods for such hazards.
  • I am very familiar with a wide range of construction safety and health hazards, the applicable federal, state and industry standards, and appropriate abatement techniques/methods for such hazards.
  • I have some knowledge of some construction materials, equipment and methods.
  • I have broad, indepth knowledge of current construction materials, equipment and methods.
  • None of the above.
18 Select the answer that describes the manner in which you prefer to have your work assigned by a supervisor: Answer to this question is required
  • I prefer a supervisor who assigns one task and allows me to work it to completion.
  • I prefer a supervisor who assigns multiple tasks and gives me directions on which one to complete first.
  • I prefer a supervisor who assigns multiple tasks and gives me the latitude to determine which to complete first.
  • I prefer a supervisor who expects me to independently identify tasks that need to be completed.
19 Choose the following statements that accurately describe your experience applying industrial hygiene principles to health and human health exposure issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided expert technical advice and consultation in evaluating exposure data to determine the impact of chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace.
  • I have applied statistical methods to the assessment of data associated with chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace.
  • I have made authoritative recommendations regarding exposure to chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace.
  • None of the above statements accurately describes my experience.