Specialized Experience: Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work in the fields of astronomy, physics, geophysics, chemistry, hydrology, health physics, engineering, electronics, geology, oceanography, and metallurgy. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as general or specialized experience when the work was performed in close association with physical scientists or other technical personnel and provided intensive knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, techniques and precedents.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, conducting laboratory analyses under any chemistry program. -or-
Six months of graduate level education where it is directly related to the work of this position.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service, using a variety of equipment and instruments to collect, prepare, and/or analyze samples; setting up and starting automated laboratory equipment. -or-
One full year of graduate level education where it is directly related to the work of this position.
Applicants must have one year of experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, conducting laboratory analyses of sanitation, drug, food additives, chemical contaminants, medical devices and/or pesticides. -or-
One and one half (1 1/2) years of graduate level education where it is directly related to the work of this position.
Applicants must have one year of experience, equivalent to the GS-08 level in the Federal service, that included using various equipment and instruments to make complete and accurate records of receipt and handling of samples on analytical worksheets, recording procedures, observations, measurements, interpretations and evaluations of sanitation, drugs, food additives, chemical contaminants, medical devices and/or pesticides.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT:
Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-05 grade level to meet eligibility at the GS-06 level.
Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-06 grade level to meet eligibility at the GS-07 level.
Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level to meet eligibility at the GS-08 level.
Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-08 grade level to meet eligibility at the GS-09 level.
Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or
universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the
education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes
in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been
deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full
credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For
further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
Please submit copies of transcripts.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Additional Security and Background Requirements: May be referred depending on the position being filled. If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
3. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: NO
5. Bargaining Unit Position: YES
6. Drug Screening Required: NO
7. Travel Required: YES 15% Domestic
8. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified.
Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and related laws, policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of physical science.
3. Ability to communicate in writing.
4. Ability to communicate orally.