Sanitarian - (4 vacancies) - Indian Health Service
The incumbent is responsible for providing direct environmental health services in Water Quality, Waste Management, Food Protection, Safety Management, Institutional Environmental Health, Vector Control, Community Injury Prevention, and Emergency Management; and is responsible for administering comprehensive Occupational Safety & Health and Hospital Emergency Management programs for the assigned health care facilities for assigned tribes within the Division of Environmental Health Services.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Services/Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-22-AQ-11440906-ESEP/MP, for eligibility requirements.
- Responsible for ongoing review and evaluation of a limited scope of the environmental health services and safety management.
- Compiles, analyzes data, and organizes information into report form for special studies.
- Conducts professional EH training and presentations on general environmental health (EH), occupational safety and health, and injury prevention for tribal and IHS audiences.
- Collects and analyzes data and implements and evaluates interventions to reduce injuries and environmentally-related diseases.
- Develops and implements policies and procedures, performs facility surveys, and performs surveys to identify potential work related hazards.
- Coordinates with Facilities Management to complete pre-construction risk assessments.
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.
Education: A full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, and that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in a science or any combination of sciences directly related to environmental health (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical science).
Experience: Four years of experience in inspectional, investigational, technical support, or other responsible work that provided a knowledge and a fundamental understanding of, and the ability to use, environmental health principles, methods, and techniques equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.
A combination of education and experience as described above.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
GS-09 - Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Demonstrate the basic professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, regulations, and techniques used in developing, administering, monitoring, planning and evaluating environmental health services programs in order to perform routine and conventional environmental health assignments to provide routine environmental health activities to a large number of programs and operations in areas such as food safety, safe drinking water, children’s environmental health, vector control, hazardous materials, solid waste, and other environmental health elements.
GS-11 - Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Demonstrate professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, regulations, and techniques used in developing, administering, monitoring, planning and evaluating difficult and complex environmental health services and injury prevention program issues or plans to help develop strategies to resolve environmental health hazards such as injuries, water quality, solid and liquid waste issues, and vector control hazardous materials.
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