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Industrial Hy​gienist 

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Yokosuka, Japan

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.

The Inside Track 

This position is located in the Directorate for Public Health, Industrial Hygiene (IH) Department in Yokosuka, Japan. The selectee is responsible for providing IH support including program guidance and evaluation, health hazard appraisal, training, technical consultation, field and analytical services in the areas of industrial hygiene, occupational health, and toxicology.


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 Re​quirements 

You will inspect industrial and administrative areas on ship and ashore to determine if the correct standards and guidelines are applied to occupational health in the workplace.  You will prepare workplace monitoring plans which specify type, number, and frequency for planned monitoring.