Army National Guard Units (Title 32) INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE TECHICIAN in Topeka, Kansas

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Topeka, KS
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (7 day(s) away)

Job Overview

A respected and honored agency unmatched in providing emergency response, recovery, safety and security to the people of Kansas and our nation, anytime, anywhere and under any conditions.


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: *This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military skill in the Kansas National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently serving in the Kansas National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273 for Army) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG (1-800-864-6264 for Air Force). *

POSITION LOCATION: * Joint Forces Headquarters, Topeka, Kansas*

* This position is in the excepted federal civil service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709," *


  • This is a technician position only, Army AGR personnel are not eligible to apply as AGRs.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS is not authorized based on a determination a PCS move is not in the government's best interest.

*BONUS/INCENTIVE PROGRAM: *Individuals on bonuses and/or incentives may be subject to recoupment. Contact your education office (Army) or retention office manager (Air Force), for further information.

*GRADE/RANK INVERSION: * Grade and/or rank inversion is strictly prohibited.


This position is located in the Office of the State Surgeon, Deputy State Surgeon, Occupational Health Office, Joint Force Headquarters-State. The purpose of the work is to plan, schedule, execute, manage and administer the ARNG Industrial Hygiene Program for a state, territory, or district to maintain and promote the health of military and technician personnel. Coordinates with the National Guard Bureau (NGB) Regional Industrial Hygienist (IH) who works for the NGB Office of the Chief Surgeon. Plans, schedules, executes, manages and administers the State/territory/or district ARNG Industrial Hygiene Program. Ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of the Army (DA), Department of Defense (DOD) and NGB regulations, standards and guidance. Serves as an advisor on State health matters, (e.g., health hazard identification, asbestos and lead abatement). Surveys, inspects and evaluates operational and newly constructed facilities and various activities to identify, evaluate and reduce or eliminate potential health hazards. Determines appropriate survey methods and techniques. Samples using approved methods to determine nature and degree of hazards for a wide variety of materials and environments. Determines compliance with Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) or Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs). Makes recommendations on control measures and changes in work procedures or schedules to ensure compliance with established health standards. Performs special surveys of facilities and shops when new equipment is installed or work procedures change. Identifies the potential physical, biological, chemical and radiological health hazards in the workplace. Evaluates the exposure to workers and recommends the appropriate corrective action. Reviews plans for new and existing construction and renovation projects to ensure that applicable standards (e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration/OSHA, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers/ ASHRAE, etc.) are incorporated. Where deficiencies are noted, recommends appropriate changes which would prevent adverse health impact. Consults with the Regional IH for coordination of assessment of design reviews as necessary. Assists the OHN with the management of the state Army National Guard (ARNG) Respiratory Protection Program. Assesses use of and prescribes personal respiratory protection based on air sampling results and professional judgment. Conducts noise surveys before commencement of new operations or work processes. Performs periodic sound level measurements and octave band analysis in facilities where potential noise exposures exist (e.g., maintenance shops, generator use, aircraft facilities). Serves as the advisor to the Radiation Protection Officer when required. Supports the development of local emergency cleanup procedures for accidental releases. Calibrates equipment and/or ensures compliance with existing calibration schedules for all industrial hygiene equipment. Performs minor repairs and adjustments to ensure equipment can effectively check work environments. Investigates hearing compensation claims filed by facility personnel. Collects applicable data from occupational health noise database. Visits work areas to perform sound level measurements of identified noise sources. Advises on ergonomics in the workplace. Surveys worksites to evaluate compliance with the most current practices. May serve as an advisor to State Occupational Safety and Health Councils and/or as a member of management committees which address health and environmental issues and concerns.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a current US citizen
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, veterans preference criteria does not apply
  • Kansas adheres to all Equal Employment Opportunity laws

General Experience: Experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.

Specialized Experience: Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience – Completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation for GS-5 positions. Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.


Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option: * 1*

  1. Applicant must successfully pass an Access National Agency Check plus Inquiries (ANACI).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E-4 through E-7 or WO1 through CW3

WMOS: 011A

ECMF: 68 EMOS: 00F

*Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.


This position is for the following categories: 1, 2

  1. Enlisted 2. Warrant Officer 3. Officer 4. Non-Dual Status

This position is: * 2*

  1. Supervisory position 2. Non-Supervisory position


  1. Permanent 2. Indefinite/Reimbursable 3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days 4. Indefinte NTE 30 SEP 17 5. Temporary
Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After HRO reviews your application, if you are found qualified, your application will be forwarded to the selecting supervisor who will, in turn, contact you to schedule an interview. If you are found not qualified, you will receive an email indicating your non-qualification.


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Other Information
  • Selecting Supervisor: Maj Amy Blow, 785-646-1362


  • CMSgt Sherry Willard (785) 646-1810 DSN: 720-8810
  • MSgt Kathy Thornton (785) 274-1053 DSN: 720-8053
  • SSgt Diane Collins (785) 274-1184 DSN: 720-8184

Salary Range: $49,028.00 to $63,732.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0640-09/09

Supervisory Status: No


Control Number: 453616100

Job Announcement Number: KSAR-1825084-16