You must possess one year of experience performing duties in biological science related to bioenergy, including research in the growth of plant feed stocks, deconstruction, and biological conversion to renewable bio-fuels.
You must also demonstrate experience in the following: (1) Knowledge of the current state of a broad range of plant and microbial systems biology. (2) Knowledge and familiarity of the current state of plant and microbial genomics, biochemistry, plant physiology, microbial physiology, bioinformatics and computational biology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, structural biology, and chemical and metabolic engineering. (3) Knowledge and ability to plan, direct, and evaluate new and highly complex basic research programs and projects. (4) Knowledge and ability to plan, budget, justify, and allocate funds among a variety of competing programs and requirements. (5) Ability to organize and direct diverse groups in the solving of highly complex scientific problems. (6) Ability to give acceptance and support to research findings, conclusions, recommendations and decisions for program execution. (7) Knowledge and skill to represent the program area and DOE on high visibility committees and planning activities.
NOTE: Your resume and responses to the self-assessment job questions are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is important to support your responses to the applicant assessment questions by providing examples of your experience in your resume.
You must have a degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR
A combination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Foreign Education Applicants:
If you completed all or part of your education outside of the U.S., you must have your foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying for this position. For a listing of services that can perform this evaluation, see the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website http://www.naces.org/members.htm. For additional information regarding evaluation of foreign equivalences, you may also visit the Department of Education's website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A preliminary background check must be initiated before you can begin work with the U.S. Department of Energy. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Security Office.
Failure to receive a favorable background investigation will result in termination from employment.
This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. If selected, you must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating combines the applicant's total qualifying experience and education/training into a single quality category. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, we will further evaluate your entire application package to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories:
1) Highly Qualified - Exceeds the minimum qualification requirements and all requirements of the position;
2) Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and nearly all requirements of the position;
3) Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within appropriate category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Highly Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless approval has been granted.
NOTE: If it is determined that your responses to the job-specific questions are inconsistent with your resume or if your resume is incomplete, you will be rated ineligible or not qualified. To preview questions please click here.