Industrial Hygienist

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Updated: September 12, 2019
Job ID: 215178
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Dayton, OH, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking an Industrial Hygienist (IH) to support the Airman Systems Directorate (ASD) located at the Wright – Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to ASD. 

The Industrial Hygienist (IH) will support the 711th Human Performance Wing/Airman Readiness Optimization Branch (711 HPW/RHMO) Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile (IEHRP) research focus area, as part of Total Exposure Health. As the IEHRP Lead, the industrial hygienist will work with the Airman Readiness Optimization (ARO) team to combine occupational, environmental, and lifestyle exposures to form a single risk profile.  The end goal is to improve airman health and performance by considering all exposures relevant to an individual, determine how the complex myriad of exposures and individual factors determine health outcomes, improve measurements of individual occupational exposures, link exposures to acute and chronic health issues, and provide personalized mitigation strategies.  The candidate will work closely with the Toxicology & Risk Assessment Team Lead, ARO Core Research Area (CRA) Lead, and various internal and external research entities to meet customer needs.  

Responsibilities: 

  1. Conducts Defense Health Agency or USAF-funded ARO-related research.
  2. Oversees design and execution of field studies and other data collection events.
  3. Coordinates with other research organizations for collaborative research.
  4. Authors proposals, technical reports, journal articles, presentations, and other documents.
  5. Provides presentations for senior leadership, distinguished visitors, and at national/international scientific conferences.
  6. Skilled at use of Microsoft Outlook (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) required to produce documents, spreadsheets, briefings, and milestone/Gantt charts.
  7. Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in high-level/high-visibility settings. Ability to prepare appropriate briefing slides, technical reports, and journal articles as deliverables.
  8. Skilled with developing and executing large projects, under minimal supervision.
  9. Expert knowledge of the Air Force Medical Service, its core disciplines, management information systems (e.g., for capture of exposure data, patient encounter data, individual mobility requirements data, etc.).
  10. Experienced at working at a USAF major command (MAJCOM) level or higher.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience collecting data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques and procedures. Hands-on experience conducting field sampling and indoor air quality assessments. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to troubleshoot and work independently. Ability to guide and direct junior staff. Ability to prepare and present written and oral reports, manuscripts and proposals. Must maintain detailed and accurate records.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Master’s degree in any biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, occupational and environmental health, industrial hygiene, or closely related disciplines required. 

Preferred: PhD in any biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, occupational and environmental health, industrial hygiene, or closely related disciplines.

Minimum Experience:  At least 12 years of experience as an Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineer or an Industrial Hygienist performing occupational and environmental exposure assessment or research activities related to these fields.

Preferred: 20+ years of experience as an Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineer or an Industrial Hygienist performing occupational and environmental exposure assessment or research activities related to these fields.

Physical Capabilities:  Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. 

Work Environment:  Office/laboratory/field environment.

Background: U.S. Citizenship required. Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
 

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