Job Title: Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-14Job Announcement Number: LV-OAR-MP-2013-0032
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
-Current federal employees with competitive status; reinstatement eligibles; and candidates applying under the EPA Career Transition Assistance Program or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program.
-Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed services under honorable conditions after 3-years or more of continuous active service.
-Applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment.
-Public Health Service Officers.
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This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, National Analytical Radiation Environmental Laboratory, Center for Environmental Monitoring located in Montgomery, Alabama. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www.epa.gov/narel
- Pre-employment physical is required and periodic physicals thereafter.
- If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
- Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
- EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
- You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)
- Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
DUTIES:Back to top
Serves as the Director of the National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL), Center for Environmental Monitoring (CEM) directing and supervising a multidisciplinary staff of scientists. Serves as the senior technical advisor the NAREL Director on radiological monitoring and incident response. Manages radiological field equipment for incident response. Prepares and coordinates budget requests, and program justifications. Ensures that the NAREL Center activities are conducted efficiently and effectively. Provides advice and assistance on sampling and sampling preservation techniques, quality assurance analytical methodologies and radiological review to EPA regions, state, local and/or tribal governments. Writes study proposals, project plans, scientific and technical reports, papers and publications. Maintains technical skill and proficiency in the use of radiological equipment and instrumentation. You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position. In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below: To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience managing scientific projects; analyzing environmental policy and/or radiation protection programs and applying principles, theories, concepts and techniques of radiation or environmental protection. Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of highly technical and complex environmental/scientific work; ability to plan, develop and implement technical program policies and objectives; ability to supervise and lead a group toward accomplishing goals; knowledge of key radiological programs, training and response operations; knowledge of complex strategic planning processes and the ability to develop training and training exercises.
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: 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; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science. As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here:
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter. If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period. This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period. Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program. This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful. You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement. Medical Requirements: You must be found to be physically fit by an authorized government physician.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement. All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.
If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement. For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm
Documents to be submitted on-line:
--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.
--College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
--Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility. This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
--Current EPA Employees: You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in e-OPF to verify your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
--If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's web site: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities
If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.