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Grade: 07

1 All candidates must meet the basic requirements. Select the one answer that best describes your educational 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, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry.
  • I have 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 EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry.
  • Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or certification options above.
2 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, select the choice which best describes your additional experience/education for the GS-07 Industrial Hygiene Position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-05 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 1 FULL YEAR OF GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life sciences with 12 sem hrs in chemistry, including organic chemistry plus 18 additional sem hrs 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 BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science with 12 sem hrs in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 additional sem hrs in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my graduation in the UPPER THIRD of my class or major university subdivision.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science with 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 and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my CUMULATIVE UNDERGRADUATE GPA OF 2.95 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 YEARS of education.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science with 12 sem hrs in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 addt`l sem hrs in chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT based on my UNDERGRADUATE GPA OF 2.95 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 in courses completed during the FINAL TWO YEARS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science with 12 sem hrs in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 addt`l sem hrs in chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT based on my UNDERGRADUATE GPA of 3.45 OR HIGHER out of 4.0 for the average of required courses completed in my MAJOR field.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science with 12 sem hrs in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEM., PLUS 18 addt`l sem hrs in chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, env. health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT based on my UNDERGRADUATE GPA of 3.45 OR HIGHER out of 4.0 for the average of required courses in my MAJOR field during the FINAL TWO YEARS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science with 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 and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my election to membership in a NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC HONOR SOCIETY
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equal to the GS-05 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.
3 Choose the statements below that accurately describe your experience in personal exposure sampling. Answer to this question is required
  • I have sampled for respiratory exposure.
  • I have sampled for noise exposure.
  • I have sampled for chemical exposure.
  • I have sampled for biological exposure.
  • I have sampled for radiation exposure.
  • My experience in personal exposure sampling is not described here.
4 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.
5 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
  • None of the above
6 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.
7 Select all of 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.
8 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.
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 Choose the response that best fits your experience organizing data and/or facts to identify missing, incomplete, or conflicting information. Answer to this question is required
  • Performing this function is not a part of my present duties, but it is something I have done at times.
  • I have not performed this function.
  • As a part of my duties or experience, I have performed this function.
  • Performing this function is an integral part of my present duties.
11 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
12 Select the statement that describes your experience in oral communication: Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally presented information of a technical nature in person or by phone.
  • I have made speeches of a technical nature to groups.
  • None of the above.
13 Check all the responses that describe your writing activities to date: Answer to this question is required
  • Composed project status reports
  • Composed documents or correspondence of a business nature.
  • Composed complex occupational safety and health documents or correspondence.
  • Wrote reports or findings regarding occupational safety and health (such as accident investigation reports, materials to support legal filings, etc.).
  • Wrote trade or professional association publication articles.
  • Developed technical manuals or other instructional materials.
  • Wrote graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  • Reviewed the written work of others for accuracy.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 09

1 All candidates must meet the basic requirements. Select the one answer that best describes your educational 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, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry.
  • I have 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 EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry.
  • Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or certification options above.
2 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.
3 Select all of 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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
8 Choose the statements below that accurately describe your experience in personal exposure sampling. Answer to this question is required
  • I have sampled for respiratory exposure.
  • I have sampled for noise exposure.
  • I have sampled for chemical exposure.
  • I have sampled for biological exposure.
  • I have sampled for radiation exposure.
  • My experience in personal exposure sampling is not described here.
9 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.
10 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
  • None of the above
11 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.
12 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
13 Choose the response that best fits your experience organizing data and/or facts to identify missing, incomplete, or conflicting information. Answer to this question is required
  • Performing this function is not a part of my present duties, but it is something I have done at times.
  • I have not performed this function.
  • As a part of my duties or experience, I have performed this function.
  • Performing this function is an integral part of my present duties.
14 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.
15 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.
16 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.

Grade: All Grades

1 Do you have a valid driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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
Please indicate your most recent performance appraisal rating from your most recent performance appraisal (within 18 months).
Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Pass (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Fail (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Other (for non-DOL agencies)
  • I am not a current Federal civilian employee.
  • None of the above
4 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 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.
6 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