Institutional Environmental Health Officer

Indian Health Service - Department of Health and Human Services

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): General Health Science Series 0601 ( Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained. Evaluation of Experience for Grants Administration Positions: For positions at grades GS-12 and above involved in professional work in grants administration, qualifying experience is considered to be experience in grants administration in areas of science, medical and healthcare fields similar or related to the work of the position. Such experience must have involved professional judgment of a kind and level of difficulty and responsibility essential to successful performance in the position to be filled. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-12: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Experience conducting periodic reviews of institutional programs and physical environments; Developing, reviewing, revising guidelines and policies on safety management; Providing industrial hygiene consultation services; Planning reviews for new construction and renovation projects involving institutional facilities. Selective Placement Factor: Professional registration through a recognized organization or state, i.e., National Environmental Health Association Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or Registered Sanitarian (RS), or Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). MUST provide a copy of RS/REHS, CSP, CIH Certification. Time In Grade (Merit Promotion Only) Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
This position is located in the Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE), Great Plains Area Indian Health Service (GPAIHS)