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Job Title:Health Physicist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NEAG13721078970083

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1306-07/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This Health Physicist position is located at US Army Public Health Command, Army Institute of Public Health.

 

Public Health Command's mission is to promote health and prevent disease, injury, and disability of Soldiers and military retirees, their Families, and Department of the Army civilian employees; and assure effective execution of full spectrum veterinary service for Army and Department of Defense Veterinary missions.

 

Vision: World-class provider of public health services across DA and DoD.

Because of the partnership with Picerne Military Housing, Department of Army civilian employees now have an option to rent family
housing and enjoy the benefits of living on-post at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. There are various floor plans available. 
Selection is on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in this housing option, please contact the Picerne Military
Housing Leasing and Relocation Center at 877-276-6659. 

 

Who May Apply:

* All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment. To include all interchange agreement eligibles and DCIPS employees who have competitive status.
* Reinstatement eligibles.
* NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement eligibles.
* Veterans and preference eligibles under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998. (VEOA)
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.
* Military spouses eligible under EO 13473.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Secret security clearance required.
  • Position requires 20% temporary duty (TDY) travel.
  • Permanent Change of Location (PCS) Expenses are NOT authorized.
  • Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses are NOT authorized.
  • Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

DUTIES:

Duties:

 

This is a developmental position. At the full performance level (GS-12), you will be responsible for radiation analysis; health physics protection surveys; and the more complex special studies to evaluate health hazards associated with the use or presence of radiation producing sources. You will also evaluate the effectiveness of radiation protection programs.

 

The duties of this position require the incumbent to:

 

  • Interpret radiation laboratory analysis
  • Conduct industrial health physics radiation protection surveys and evaluations
  • Conduct studies to evaluate health hazards
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of radiation programs


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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).

 

OR

 

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).

 

OR

 

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).

 

OR

 

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.

 

OR

 

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.


BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.  Annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They are not eligible for retirement contributions or to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, nor to a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at
http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
Your complete application packages must include:

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Documents to support your eligibility category(ies) (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents. If you are unable to upload your documents, you may submit them by fax.  Download and complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID TAG:VacancyID.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category.  If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. 

Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified”.

Eligibility Categories

Veterans:

  • Veterans' Readjustment Appointment (VRA) eligible or Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998 eligible: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).
  • Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4), a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying an OVERALL SERVICE- CONNECTED DISABILITY of 30%or more. The OVERALL rating must be identified on your certification letter.
  • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.
  • Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

* Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

More information about Veteran's Preference is available at http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

Current Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your current Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series/Occupational Code, and Grade/Pay Band. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a permanent Federal position see below.
Former Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of the most recent SF-50, which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your tenure in Block #24 of the SF-50 will be 1 if you attained career status OR Block #24 will be 2 if you were a career-conditional employee.
Applicant with Disability(ies): You are required to submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
ICTAP Eligible: You are required to submit a copy of your reduction-in-force notice and a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current pay plan/pay schedule, series/occupational code, grade/pay band, and duty location.
Military Spouse Preference: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and a copy of your Military sponsor's PCS orders.
Interchange Agreement: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (or equivalent) providing information pertinent to your appointment eligibility for the position to which you are applying.
Overseas Family Member Appointment: You are required to submit a copy of your sponsor's PCS orders.
Former Overseas Family Members Eligible for Career-Conditional Appointment under E.O.12721: You are required to submit a copy of your SF-50(s) and sponsors PCS orders.


PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: 4103060137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA NER Aberdeen Proving Ground
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
ATTN PECH NER G
Bldg 305 Room 233
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
21005-5001

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive email notification as soon as you submit your application.  Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Based on your responses, if you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.

Your responses may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficent information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil


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