May 16, 2022

Industrial Hygiene Consultant - Mid-Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The National Security Agency (NSA) is seeking an early or mid-career professional to work in our Environmental, Safety and Health Solutions Division as an Industrial Hygiene Consultant. As such, the incumbent serves as an Agency expert on occupational health matters. The successful candidate will be joining a group of industrial hygienists who manages programs that are recognized as models in the Intelligence Community. The Industrial Hygienist will be responsible for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, preventing, and controlling occupational health hazards and diseases; conducting health risk assessment, indoor air quality, ergonomics, asbestos, lead, radiation (ionizing and non-ionizing), respiratory protection, and noise surveys; collecting samples of dust, gases, vapors, and other potentially toxic materials for analysis; investigating adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, and other conditions that may affect employee health, comfort, or efficiency; conducting audits and inspections, managing Agency IH programs to raise awareness of potential health hazards and recommend preventive actions; conducting briefings on a variety of industrial hygiene programs and training using lectures, demonstrations, discussions, coaching, or on-the-job training; preparing written technical reports with recommendations for corrective actions; and coordinating with managers, medical, safety, fire protection, environmental and engineering professionals to resolve issues that impact the health and well-being of the workforce. Ideal Candidates will have Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification or Occupational Health Safety Technician (OHST) certification.

The Office of Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS) known as the NSA Medical Center, supports the mission by applying professional knowledge in Occupational Health, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Safety operating in accordance with all governing body regulations. OHESS personnel will provide clinical services, including emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, vision and preventative health screenings. Personnel will also provide technical, managerial, and administrative services to the entire workforce. Promoting, assessing and optimizing the health and safety of the NSA workforce and workplace is always priority.

Salary Range: $74,950- $116,788 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree must be in Industrial Hygiene, Health Physics, Occupational Safety and Health, or a related field (e.g., Microbiology, Chemistry, Public Health, Environmental Health). Relevant experience must be in industrial hygiene, preventative medicine, microbiology, or environmental health (e.g., environmental or health inspections/assessments, design and implementation of health hazard risk mitigation programs). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Occupational Health Safety Technologist (OHST) is preferred.

-Data presentation and visual representation principles. -Educating, training, or teaching the workforce using a variety of delivery methods (e.g., lectures, demonstrations, discussions, technology, on-the-job training). -Using data to identify the cause of health problems and determine compliance with occupational health standards, policies, regulations, and laws. -Workplace risk assessment and mitigation programs, practices, and controls. -Identifying, preventing, and correcting potential safety and health hazards and unsafe workplaces. -Applying the principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources. -Developing and applying a structured approach to minimize uncertainties in achieving program performance goals and objectives. -Applying occupational safety concepts, principles and methods to the evaluation of engineering procedures and design. -Technology, tools, and trends in area of expertise.

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