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Approximate Salary:
68373.00 - 88227.00 
Manama, All
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IH Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Multi-site
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Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Industrial Hygienist


You will serve as a Industrial Hygienist (IH) in the Occupational Health Department of BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC BAHRAIN. The selectee will perform duties encompassing all phases of the industrial hygiene program.

We have 2 available positions. 

Salary range is  $68,373.00 to $88,227.00

Apply Now! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of April 15, 2020, will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used.


  • You will perrform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations individually or as part of a team.
  • You will plan and conduct baseline, annual and special evaluations/hazard assessments of all areas employees conduct work operations involving potentially hazardous environmental conditions, analyzes findings, and recommends corrective measures.
  • You will assist in the planning and conducting sampling using various instrumentation and equipment
  • You will assess the need for quantitative industrial hygiene surveys and assessments in occupational work areas involving chemical and physical stressors.
  • You will investigate health problems that arise among workers and recommend corrective actions.
  • You will provide consultation and advice to activities on occupational health problems and concerns.
  • You will prepare technical reports identifying health hazards and recommends measure for the reduction or elimination.


Travel Required - Not required Relocation expenses reimbursed - Yes, You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.  

Conditions Of Employment
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • This is an overseas position. You will be subject to and must be able to satisfy the overseas requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025v1230.pdf
  • This position may require travel to places within and outside the contiguous United States which could include remote or isolated sites. You may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • If eligible for permanent change of station, the appointee will be required to sign a transportation agreement to establish a Government time in service requirement of 12 months.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport.
  • May be required to obtain a VISA dependent on the overseas country?s laws/regulations.
  • You will be required to sign the Statement of Understanding for Overseas Employment acknowledging receipt and understanding of the statement of living and working conditions for this location.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a 24-month accompanied tour located in Manama, Bahrain.
  • Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccinations against seasonal influenza.
  • Favorable Tier 3 background investigation is required.
  • Inspections require moderate physical exertion, including walking, standing and carrying many items of equipment used in sampling.
  • During industrial hygiene inspections, survey, and evaluations the employee is exposed to an extensive variety of hazardous environments. These include both physical and chemical agents. The use of protective clothing and equipment is required.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of professional Industrial Hygiene experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector utilizing industrial hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to perform, organize and/or direct on-site surveys and investigations and conducts literature search to determine nature and severity of hazards present; evaluate physical and chemical hazards such as noise, explosives, ionizing, and non-ionizing radiation, ventilation, pesticides within a workplace environment; utilize and calibrate industrial hygiene measurement equipment such as indoor air quality meters, infrared analyzers, and moisture meters to evaluate environment stresses; develop training programs on industrial hygiene and occupational health issues; serve as an panelist regarding industrial hygiene matters and federal regulations on physical and chemical hazards in the workplace; interpret legal requirements for hazardous material controls and disposal methods for environmental emergency contingency plans.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:

The education must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science; or
  • A bachelor's degree in a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science that included 12 semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours of courses in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene; or
  • Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.

Evaluation of Education

All science or engineering courses offered in fulfillment of the above requirements must be acceptable for credit toward the completion of a standard 4-year professional curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in science or engineering at an accredited college or university. For engineering degrees to be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) as a professional engineering curriculum.
Additional information

Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily. If you are claiming this preference you must apply to announcement number ST-10756660-20-FAB.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Tour of duty will be 24 months.

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In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

Background checks and security clearance required.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. 

HOW TO APPLY: please apply online by clicking the "Apply for this job" link on this page.

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on April 29, 2020.

*You must apply through the link mentioned above. We are unable to accept applications submitted via email. 


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