In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS for a Physical Scientist (1301):
Have a Degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts.
Have a combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown that include at least 24 semester hours in Physical Science and/or related Engineering Science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for a Physical Scientist (1301):
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Receiving clear, specific, and detailed instructions as to the methods, procedures, and guidelines to use in sea ice analysis; performing routine calculating, plotting, analyzing, and checking of numerical data. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.
OR Have 1 year of graduate-level education in physical science, engineering, or mathematics, mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and/or electronics. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts.
OR You must have a degree that meets the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement through one of the following methods:
*2.95 GPA overall or last 2 yrs (= 10% Pass/Fail)
*3.45 GPA overall or last 2 yrs in major (= 10% Pass/Fail)
*Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your application)
*National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (You must submit proof with your application)
*Have successfully completed (or will complete by June 30, 2013) a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a Bachelor of Engineering or higher degree in an accredited college or university.
OR Have a combination of experience and education, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1300/1301.htm & http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A Top Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP) subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Physical Demands: The incumbent will work while sitting at a desk or computer workstations as well as standing over work tables. He/She spends considerable time working on computer systems. Occasional travel is required for attendance at training courses, professional meetings and briefings at other activities. This incumbent WILL be required to work weekends on a rotational basis.
This position has promotion potential to the 11 grade. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
- Knowledge of Sea Ice
- Knowledge of computer systems and imagery data
- Skill in performing data analysis
- Ability to forecast Sea Ice
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. A pplicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.