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Grade: 13
* 1.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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above


* 2.Select from the list of the following types of equipment, all that you have used in an actual assessment of health and safety hazards in industrial or construction operations.
  1. Medium flow pumps
  2. Low flow pumps
  3. Detector tubes
  4. Passive dosimeter
  5. Photo ionizing detector
  6. Portable infrared spectrophotometer
  7. Combustible gas meter
  8. Carbon monoxide dosimeter
  9. Elutriator (horizontal and/or vertical)
  10. Surface sampling equipment
  11. None of the above


* 3.Select from the list of the following types of equipment, all that you have used in an actual assessment of health and safety hazards in industrial or construction operations.
  1. Noise dosimeter
  2. Sound level meter
  3. [Noise] Calibration equipment
  4. Octave band analyzer
  5. Wet bulb globe temperature indicator
  6. Pitot tube
  7. Thermal anemometer
  8. Velometer
  9. Light (illumination) meter
  10. Radiation meters
  11. Sling psychrometer
  12. None of the above


* 4.I have had field experience in independently assessing the following types of hazardous exposure (select all the apply):
  1. Acids, mists and/or caustics
  2. Asbestos
  3. Beryllium
  4. Cadmium
  5. Ethylene oxide
  6. Formaldehyde
  7. Isocyanates
  8. Lead
  9. Methylene chloride
  10. Organic solvents
  11. Silica
  12. None of the above


* 5.I have had field experience in independently assessing the following types of hazardous exposure (select all the apply):
  1. Noise
  2. Ergonomics
  3. Hazardous waste sites
  4. Mold and/or indoor air quality confined spaces
  5. Radiation (i.e., ionizing and non-ionizing)
  6. Ventilation
  7. Welding fumes
  8. Health care facilities
  9. None of the above


* 6.From the answer choices below, please select the option(s) that best describes your experience. (Check all that apply)
  1. I have resolved difficult or sensitive situations involving upset, antagonistic, or hostile individuals.
  2. I have resolved difficult and sensitive situations involving individuals with diverse needs and backgrounds.
  3. I have had training or education in the areas of conflict resolution or interpersonal skills development.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others orally. (Check all that apply)
  1. Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions or formal meetings
  2. Conducting speeches or outreach
  3. Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  4. Consulting or advising on occupational safety and health issues.
  5. Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  6. Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  7. Participating in education, training, or apprenticeship programs requiring oral presentation.
  8. Providing instructions, training, and advice to other professional employees.
  9. None of the above.


* 8.Choose the following statements that accurately describe your experience applying industrial hygiene principles to health exposure issues.
  1. 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.
  2. I have interpreted advances in industrial hygiene, or developed the means for applying new concepts and technologies.
  3. I have experience evaluating exposure routes of chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace.
  4. I have applied advanced methodologies to the assessment of data associated with chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace.
  5. I have made authoritative (final/binding) recommendations regarding exposure to chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace.
  6. None of the above statements accurately describes my experience.


* 9.Select all of the following statements that apply to you.
  1. As part of my duties, I have worked with individuals of opposing interests to reach consensus.
  2. I have participated in informal negotiations between individuals or groups to reach consensus.
  3. I have received formal training (classroom, apprenticeship, seminars, etc.) covering alternative dispute resolution, conflict resolution, or negotiation skills.
  4. I have facilitated groups with diverse interests to achieve a common goal.
  5. I have worked with labor management officials, bargaining unit representatives, or union representatives on labor management issues.
  6. I have been successful in influencing others with my ideas and recommendations.
  7. I have presented controversial findings to senior level managers or officials.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in self management.
  1. I set goals and priorities for my own work and coordinate activities and time lines with others to ensure project goals and deadlines are met. I take initiative and seek new or additional responsibilities and challenges. I continually apply great levels of effort, persistence, and autonomy toward achievement of goals.
  2. I set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure deadlines are met. I willingly accept new or additional responsibilities and challenges. I apply moderate effort, persistence and autonomy toward achievement of goals.
  3. I adhere to goals and deadlines set by my supervisor. I will take on new or additional responsibilities as needed.
  4. None of the above.


* 11.Select the response that best describes your knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, OSHA Safety and Health Standards, OSHA Enforcement procedures and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices for occupational safety and health.
  1. I can identify serious hazards; participate in identifying appropriate abatement techniques/methods for hazards.
  2. I can identify serious hazards; I recommend appropriate standards or other regulatory references to assure legal sufficiency; I can identify appropriate abatement techniques/methods for hazards.
  3. I can identify a wide range of serious hazards; identify appropriate abatement techniques/methods for a wide range of hazards. I correctly determine appropriate standards or other regulatory references to assure legal sufficiency.
  4. None of the above


* 12.From the list below, select the response that describes your experience with the law, regulations, and procedures governing OSHA programs.
  1. Assisted in the preparation of legal documents, such as denial and anticipatory warrants, administrative subpoenas and responses to interrogatories.
  2. Prepared legal documents such as denial and anticipatory forms, subpoenas and responses to interrogatories.
  3. Performed legal duties according to protocol such as serving denial and anticipatory warrants, and administrative subpoenas, respond to interrogatories, provide testimony through deposition, appear before judges and officers of the court.
  4. None of the above


* 13.Are you currently a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Select the responses that describe your experiences (as a regular part of your job) in solving problems (check all that apply).
  1. As a regular part of my job, I have not been responsible for analyzing data or information, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  2. With supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group, I have analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
  3. I have independently analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.


* 15.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in planning, designing, coordinating and administering an organizational or work unit program.
  1. I establish organization/work unit needs and priorities; I have developed strategies to achieve multiple short- and long-term goals, including directing and monitoring work, and determining and allocating resources. I have monitored and evaluated organization/work unit performance. I have coordinated my work activities with other organizations or parts of the organization.
  2. I establish project requirements and priorities; I have developed strategies, including coordinating work requirements and project resources, to achieve short- or long-term goals. I monitor and evaluate project activities and outcomes. I coordinate my work with employees involved in other projects in the work unit.
  3. I organize work according to established project strategies; I assess my own work products and monitor progress against assigned goals. I coordinate my work with other employees on the project team.
  4. None of the above.


* 16.Select the response that best describes you.
  1. I have detailed knowledge of the mission, functions, policies and procedures of the agency as a whole and my own work unit; I understand relationships among units at different levels in the agency. I contribute to developing the mission, functions, policies or procedures of the agency and of my own work unit.
  2. I have general knowledge of the mission, functions, policies and procedures of the organization and detailed knowledge of the mission, functions, policies and procedures of my own work unit; I understand the relationship between my own work unit and other units at the same organizational level. I contribute to developing the mission, or policies and procedures of my own work unit.
  3. I have general knowledge of the mission and functions of the organization, and general knowledge of the policies and procedures of my own work unit. I provide input on the procedures of my own work unit.
  4. None of the above.


* 17.Check all the responses that describe your current writing activities.
  1. Composes team/project status reports.
  2. Composes documents or correspondence of a business nature.
  3. Composes complex occupational safety and health documents or correspondence such as Agency cooperative or recognition programs.
  4. Writes reports or findings regarding occupational safety and health such as accident investigation reports, interrogatories, or memoranda regarding significant case files, etc.
  5. Develops technical guidance or other instructional materials.
  6. Review written work of others for grammar and accuracy.
  7. Composes daily activity reports regarding complex safety and health investigations.
  8. Writes trade or professional association publication articles.
  9. Writes graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  10. None of the above


* 18.From the list below, select all the responses that best describe situations you have encountered in either your current position or past employment. (Check all that apply)
  1. Led safety and health team investigations, adapting leadership style to incorporate individual talents and areas of expertise.
  2. Developed the talents of the staff, recognizing individual areas of expertise and motivators, recommended rewards/recognition.
  3. Maintained safety and health contacts, actively engaged the cooperation of internal and external stakeholders in working on common tasks or group projects; shares work and decision-making with others.
  4. Promoted open lines of communication, where employees are provided the tools necessary to accomplish set goals and tasks. Handles workplace disputes promptly and effectively.
  5. Stressed innovation and risk-taking and analyzing problem, develop alternative solutions, emphasizing new approaches. Took calculated risks to move program forward.
  6. Anticipated and met the needs of clients and customers, set standards for customer needs and satisfaction.
  7. Implemented a special project or an unanticipated task, by analyzing the problem, developing alternative solutions, and emphasizing new approaches, and carries out these special projects in a timely manner.
  8. None of the above


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity?
  1. DOL Website
  2. USAJOBS
  3. DOL Employee (former or current)
  4. Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  5. Friend or Relative
  6. Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  7. Public Notice or Service Announcement
  8. Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  9. Government Recruitment at School
  10. Other
  11. Email recruitment communication


* 3.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.
  1. Yes
  2. No