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Industrial Hygiene Technician

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U.S Environmental Protection Agency

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Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a Industrial Hygiene Technician, Position Description Number D1720000 and is part of the Alaska Air National Guard. The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community! NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Air National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment\/appointment information, contact (907) 644-8033. Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3 DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: Area 1 - AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard. Area 2 - All Traditional Guard or Active Guard Reserves (AGR) members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard. Area 3 - All other current military members who are eligible to join the Alaska Air National Guard. PDCN: D1720000 Selecting Supervisor: Danielle St Laurent Responsibilities Ensures statutory and regulatory compliance with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Air Force Occupational Safety and health (AFOSH) directives in the ANG area of assignment. Serves as a technical advisor to Wing leadership on all issues pertaining to above directives. Serves as an advisor concerning OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and US Air Force on installation health matters, such as health hazard identification, evaluation and abatement; workplace surveillance; medical-legal documentation; asbestos abatement; lead based paint; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; Thermos Luminescent Dosimetry (TLD); air emissions; drinking water; wastewater discharges; hazardous wastes; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities; pesticide use; environmental noise; environmental assessment; environmental sampling; and other environmental monitoring. Serves as an installation advisor regarding Nuclear Biological and Chemical readiness issues. Researches industrial operations and develops, implements, and executes surveillance strategies, inspections and evaluations of operational facilities, and various activities to detect and eliminate health hazards. Writes industrial facility case files on installation industrial shops in accordance with Air Force Instruction (AFI) 48-145, Occupational Health Program. Designs appropriate methods and techniques of surveys. Performs no-notice, spot, and special inspections of operational facilities and worksites base wide when statistical analyses and conditions dictate need, when new equipment is to be installed, and\/or when hazardous conditions exist. Identifies potential physical, biological, and chemical health hazards in the workplace; evaluates exposure to workers and prescribes corrective measures, which may include changing work processes\/procedures, adding\/modifying engineering systems, making chemical substitutions, or using personal protective equipment. As necessary, invokes authority to cease any operation due to potentially life threatening conditions. In the case of serious or acute conditions, chronic illnesses, etc., performs follow-up interviews and provides guidance to the affected or involved employee(s), physician(s), hospital\/clinic(s), and supervisor(s) to prevent future similar situations. Documents findings using complex inter-relational data basing systems. Determines and assigns Risk Assessment Code (RAC) to health hazards. Establishes RAC based on potential of significant health risk in relation to occupational health related exposure. Maintains deficiency log. Prepares, reviews for comments\/clarification, and submits AF Form 457, USAF Hazard Report, to safety office. Reviews AF Form 457 from unit for comment and clarification and forwards to safety office. Prepares and issues AF Form 1118, Notice of Hazard, to shop supervisor and ensures its posting. Assists shop supervisor in completing AF Form 3, AF Hazard Abatement Plan, for hazard identified by RAC 1, 2, or 3. Monitors abatement of occupational health hazard to ensure corrective action has been initiated. Maintains record of occupational health-related RAC 4 and 5 hazards until appropriate corrective action is completed. Reviews plans for new and existing facility construction projects. Ensures applicable OSHA, AFOSH, and EPA criteria are incorporated and notes where deficiencies are, recommending appropriate changes to facilities environments that would assure integration of occupational\/environmental health and industrial hygiene controls to prevent adverse health and environmental impact. Manages and assesses installation environmental sampling, analysis and monitoring requirements and performs ambient, source, and substance tests and monitoring. Complies and evaluates pollution emission inventories to include air, waste water, and hazardous materials\/wastes. Determines human health impacts, works with Air Force, federal, and state officials collaboratively to ensure all laws are followed properly. Serves as the installation point of contact and coordinator for Agency Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) activities, including assembling and maintaining an inventory of information sources and documents; provides information and advisory services relative to ATSDR health assessments\/risk, and prepares related correspondence and reports. Develops, implements, and manages the Federal Hazard Communication Standard as mandated by OSHA. Interprets Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for employees, management and other health professionals, and maintains the base master MSDS file. Provides education concerning MSDSs to new and existing employees. Interfaces with manufactures of hazardous materials in order to obtain the most current health hazard information available for chemicals located at each installation. Performs other duties as assigned. Travel Required Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...

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