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Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, VA

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines.

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Conducts health program in industrial plant to recognize, eliminate, evaluate and control occupational health hazards or environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace or facility that may cause sickness, impaired health or well-being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers or citizens of the community.


Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree or higher in industrial hygiene or a related discipline (engineering, physical sciences, life sciences), designated as a CIH from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. 

Typical Job Requirements

Prepares rules, standards, and procedures as necessary to promote the healthful conduct of all work practices and the prevention of hazardous or nuisance exposure to the surrounding community.


Industrial Hygienist
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Yuma, AZ

Industrial Hygienists with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery focus on the prevention of occupational illness or disease. They identify and evaluate chemical, biological, physical, and other conditions affecting the health and efficiency of employees or the citizens of the adjacent community. They formulate and recommend measures to prevent, eliminate, or control occupational health hazards.

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Perform industrial hygiene inspections, surveys and evaluations individually or part of a team. 

Assess work practices to identify the population at risk and to detect violations of published health standards. Evaluate and reviews industrial hygiene related aspects of research. Assess the need for quantitative determination of problems in ventilation; air contamination; noise and other physical stressors. Investigate health problems that arise among workers; conducts indoor environmental quality surveys or assessments of individuals.


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related science that was accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained.

Typical Job Requirements

Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.