A degree in the 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.
Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year college course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 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.
An appropriate combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had either specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total Experience requirements as required below.
GS-11 Applicants must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 in the federal grade level performing such duties as conducting chemical analyses of drug substances and samples, calibrating and operating chemical analytical instruments, such as the Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometer, and liquid chromatography, with computerized equipment, etc. Writing comprehensive reports of findings of evidence and testifying in court.
Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in chemistry.
GS-12 Applicants must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the federal grade level performing such duties as determining a proper approach to chemically analyzing specified substances and samples based on literature research, methodology manuals and/or personal experiences; Performs a full range of chemical analyses and physical tests on a variety of imported merchandise and identifying such characteristics as the composition, origin and method of manufacture using wet laboratory procedures or advanced analytical instrumentation; writing complex reports on chemical analysis, stating technical findings and interpreting conclusions?
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)/Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Ability to collaborate with others to carry out scientific programs, projects, or studies.
Ability to prepare written technical reports and findings.
Knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques of forensic chemistry.
Ability to communicate other than in writing.
Conditions of Employment:
Relocation Expenses: Authorized
TDY Travel: Occasional
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Security Requirements: Top Secret Clearance
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 official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes 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
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJs Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be assessed and your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. This does not apply at the GS-9 level and above for Scientific Positions.
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