Degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics
Combination of education and experience--course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to the basic requirements, you must have:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level (ZP-II at NIST). Specialized experience may be defined as experience in instrumental analysis of foods, botanical dietary supplements or clinical samples by liquid chromatography (LC), mass spectrometry (MS), and specialized high resolution technologies (time of flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS), ion trap mass spectrometry, tandem mass spectrometry ) and interpretation of results; experience with quantitation; experience in the use of solid phase extraction (SPE) for sample cleanup; and experience in the preparation and publication of results in peer reviewed journals.
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines.
Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service.
You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation.
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