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Sanitarian

Employer
Department Of Health And Human Services
Location
Shawnee
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

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Sector
Laboratory Services
Role
Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Summary The position will serve as a Sanitarian to meet the environmental health needs for the Office of Environmental Health & Engineering, stationed at the Shawnee Field Office. The incumbent will report to the District Sanitarian. This position is being re–advertised in order to solicit additional applications. Applicants who previously applied, need not reapply unless they would like to update their application. Learn more about this agency Help Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates 03/20/2024 to 04/04/2024 Salary $39,576 – $77,955 per year Pay scale & grade GS 5 – 9 Help Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Shawnee, OK Remote job No Telework eligible No Travel Required Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position. Relocation expenses reimbursed No Appointment type Permanent – Work schedule Full–time – Service Competitive Promotion potential 9 Job family (Series) 0688 Sanitarian Supervisory status No Security clearance Not Required Drug test No Position sensitivity and risk Moderate Risk (MR) Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Announcement number IHS–24–OK ESEP/MP Control number Help This job is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Family of overseas employees Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas. Federal employees – Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Federal employees – Excepted service Current excepted service federal employees. Individuals with disabilities Internal to an agency Current federal employees of this agency. Land & base management Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency. Military spouses Native Americans Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation. Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations. Veterans Clarification from the agency The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Videos Help Duties Conduct Injury Prevention activities Provide food service evaluations, inspections, deficiencies reports, and training at Indian Health Service (IHS), Bureau of Indian Affairs, (BIA) and tribal installations. Inspect schools, daycare centers, Head Start programs and clinics at various tribal and IHS facilities to ensure compliance with existing standards and regulations and make recommendations for improvement. Inspect and evaluate community water and wastewater systems for adequacy, construction, and compliance with operating procedures and regulations. Provide technical assistance to customers on all Environmental Health issues. Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period U.S. Citizenship is required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101–630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. COVID–19 vaccination is required for all selectees prior to entrance on duty. You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you. Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre–employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process. Qualifications To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS–5: Four (4) 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. OR Completion of 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). OR A combination of education and experience that meets the requirements for the GS–5 as described above. GS–7: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS–5 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: inspecting and providing advice for proper food preparation and sanitation; inspecting facilities and water/wastewater systems for compliance with standards and regulations; inspecting institutions such as Head Starts, daycare centers, schools, ambulatory health care facilities, elderly nutrition programs, and/or business establishments against standards and regulations; preparing written reports to discuss findings and recommendations for environmental health conditions of facilities; and assisting in the development of a comprehensive environmental health program based on the needs of the community. OR One (1) full year of graduate level education related to environmental health (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical sciences appropriate to the position). OR Completion of a bachelors degree in a field related to environmental health with Superior Academic Achievement. Superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical sciences appropriate to the position). Superior Academic Achievement is based on class standing, grade–point average, or honor society membership. OR A combination of education and experience that meets the requirements for the GS–7 as described above. GS–9: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS–7 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: independently inspecting and providing advice for proper food preparation and sanitation; inspecting facilities and water/wastewater systems for compliance with standards and regulations; inspecting institutions such as Head Starts, daycare centers, schools, ambulatory health care facilities, elderly nutrition programs, and/or business establishments against standards and regulations; preparing written reports to discuss finding and recommendations for environmental health conditions of facilities. OR Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree related to environmental health (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical sciences appropriate to the position). OR A combination of education and experience that meets the requirements for the GS–9 as described above. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time–In–Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time–In–Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). Education You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited . click apply for full job details

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