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Bioenvironmental Engineering

Overview: In the civilian world, OSHA is the primary government agency responsible for ensuring that work environments are safe for employees.  In the Air Force Reserve, this is the task of Bioenvironmental Engineering personnel. These Reservists face the additional challenge of evaluating working conditions in which weapons, munitions, liquid fuels, nuclear waste, and other hazardous materials are routinely handled and stored.

Position:  Enlisted

AFSC: 4B0X1


Specific Tasks:

  • Perform and manage industrial hygiene, occupational health, radiological health, and environmental protection activities to ensure healthful working conditions are maintained and that the environment is not adversely affected by Air Force Reserve activities
  • Review plans, work orders, contracts, and specifications for compliance with environment and occupational health directives
  • Develop and conduct water pollution surveillance programs
  • Investigate toxic spills and other environmental releases
  • Perform and direct radiological health functions

Requirements: 

  • Normal color vision and depth perception
  • Ability to speak distinctly
  • No record of acrophobia or claustrophobia
  • Qualification to operate government vehicles
  • Ability to wear 40-pound air pack while carrying 40 pounds of equipment in a totally encapsulating chemical protective suit
  • Medically qualified in accordance with Air Force Instruction 48-137, Respiratory Protection Program.
  • ASVAB score of 49 on General
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 80 pounds

Training:

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training
  • Technical Training - 68 days at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • College credit earned: Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology – credits vary

Related Civilian Careers: 

  • Occupational Health and Safety Technicians