In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Qualifications for the GS-07 grade level:
Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
Typical examples of such work at the GS-07 level include (but are not limited to): conducting health physics protection surveys, reviewing sources of radiation, and participating in studies to evaluate health hazards. These examples are typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
Education Substitution: You may substitute one (1) year of graduate-level education directly related or superior academic achievement from an accredited college or university for specialized experience at the GS-05 level. (Transcripts are required with your application.)
Qualifications for the GS-09 grade level:
Specialized Experience: Typical examples of such work at the GS-09 level include (but are not limited to): conducting health physics protection surveys, evaluating the effectiveness of radiation programs, and conducting studies to evaluate health hazards. These examples are typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
Education Substitution: You may substitute two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's equivalent graduate degree directly related from an accredited college or university for specialized experience at the GS-07 level. (Transcripts are required with your application).
Qualifications for the GS-11 grade level:
Specialized Experience: Typical examples of such work at the GS-11 level include (but are not limited to): conducting health physics protection surveys, identifying required radiological worker safety training for development or maintenance, and assessing the adequacy of radiation protection programs. These examples are typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Education Substitution: You may substitute three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university for specialized experience at the GS-09 level. (Transcripts are required with your application.)
Qualifications for the GS-12 grade level:
Specialized Experience: Typical examples of such work at the GS-12 level include (but are not limited to): conducting complex studies on specific aspects of radiation protection, developing survey and study plans, and advising on health physics matters. These examples are typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). There is no education substitution at this grade level.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Knowledge of radiation programs
- Knowledge of radiological safety and hazard
- Knowledge of evaluation techniques/methods
- Ability to communicate orally
- Ability to communicate in writing
- Ability to survey a variety of hazards
- Ability to adapt standard practices to solve a variety of health physics problems
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify for the GS-07, GS-09, and GS-11 grade levels if your education meets the requirement. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 grade level. Please see the qualifications sections for additional information on how to qualify based on education at the applicable grade levels.
This position has a basic education requirement. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic education requirement in addition to the specialized experience/education substitution. You must submit transcripts or other appropriate documents to show how you meet the basic education requirement.
Basic Education Requirement:
A. Bachelor's Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Secret security clearance required.
- Position requires 20% temporary duty (TDY) travel.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses are NOT authorized.
- Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses are NOT authorized.
- Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility, qualification, and quality ranking for this position. If your responses to the eligibility and qualification questions result in a determination that you are not eligible or not qualified, you will receive no further consideration. If your responses result in a tentative determination that you are eligible and qualified, your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.