Individual Occupational Requirements:
Degree: major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements.
Where specific course requirements are not indicated in paragraph A, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.
B. Appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A.
The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.
Grade 12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that includes: assisting in collecting and analyzing data using computerized databases, spreadsheets, and other tracking systems; knowledge of scientific and regulatory aspects of controlled substances; communicating technical information to non-scientists; assisting in preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other documents; and multitasking to complete daily assignments.
Grade 13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that includes: technical advisor on scientific and regulatory aspects of controlled substances; proficiency in analyzing data utilizing computerized software to prepare SOPs, policies, or guidance documentation; experience formulating options (ideas or methods) for achieving goals or solving existing or future problems; and multitasking to achieve results.
Grade 14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that includes: technical expert on scientific and regulatory aspects of controlled substances; subject matter expert in formulating methods for more effective program operations and in communicating scientific and technical information to non-scientists; mastery in preparing SOPs, policies, or guidance documents; and multitasking to achieve goals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of the principles, theories and established methods of chemistry, biology, pharmacy, pharmacology, and related health sciences to serve as a technical and subject matter expert.
2. Ability to use data sources and industry contacts regarding the use, abuse, diversion, and illicit trafficking of controlled substances and chemicals.
3. Knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and policies and international treaties; and how they are applied to the regulation of drugs and chemicals.
4. Ability to communicate scientific and technical information to individuals at all levels of federal, state, local and private industry orally.
5. Ability to communicate scientific and technical information to individuals at all levels of federal, state, local and private industry in writing.
Conditions of Employment:
PCS: Not Authorized
Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Overtime Work: Occasionally
TDY Travel: Occasionally
Tour of Duty: Other
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.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov/ .
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.
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