U.S. General Services Administration

Industrial Hygienist

Pay103,409.00 - 167,336.00 / year
Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 786822400

      As an Industrial Hygienist, you will serve as a technical expert with responsibility for planning, managing, and directing the facility industrial hygiene and safety programs for all GSA-owned, operated and leased buildings within the nation.

      Location of position: Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Facilities Management

      We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.



      • US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
      • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
      • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


      For each job on your resume, provide:

      • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
      • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

      If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

      For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.

      The GS- 13 salary range starts at $103,409 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

      All candidates for Industrial Hygienist positions must meet the following Basic Eligibility Requirements:

      A) a bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science;


      B) 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 (courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable). 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;


      C) a certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

      In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.

      Specialized experience is defined as independently conducting surveys/inspections based upon compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations including on-site federally-owned and leased space, and environmental sampling (quantitative and qualitative) in order to evaluate chemical, physical, biological or mechanical (HVAC systems) stresses; and preparing written reports based upon the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers. Such experience must include development of recommendations encompassing engineering, administrative or personal controls with special emphasis on asbestos control, abatement and monitoring.

      This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

  • About the company

      The General Services Administration is an independent agency of the United States government established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.