EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: A 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. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
OR A combination of education and experience--course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester 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. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
ONLY EXPERIENCE OBTAINED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED.
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 as reported on your résumé
1. Knowledge of the principles of chemistry, chemical theory, and modern practices.
2. Knowledge of established methodology for performing the full range of duties involved in analysis, identification and testing of materials such as plating solutions, toxic and hazardous chemical, drugs, environmental pollutants, unknown chemical and petroleum products.
3. Knowledge of engineering and industrial processes; the chemical products used in conjunction with aircraft, aerospace ground equipment; and the industrial waste treatment and control of such products in harmony with environmental and reclamation concepts.
4. Skill in modifying and developing methods of analyzing and identifying chemicals, chemical compounds and derivatives.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts on college letterhead are acceptable, and must display major field of study and date degree conferred. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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SECURITY CLEARANCE: INCUMBENT MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL SECURITY CLEARANCE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: This position requires a physical. The work requires some physical exertion with periods of prolonged standing at test benches, walking, bending, and lifting/carrying of moderately heavy items weighing between 15 and 24 pounds.WORKING CONDITIONS:
Special safety precautions are required and the chemist uses protective clothing and gear such as laboratory coats, gloves, safety goggles, etc., to avoid exposure to hazardous chemicals and equipment. Routine physical examinations are required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the initial submission process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum job requirements. Your résumé and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
If you meet the qualifications for this job, within 7 days your application will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures, and you will then be placed in one of three rating categories:
-Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the vacancy announcement either through specialized experience or education.
-Highly Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the vacancy announcement and reported good experience that meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position.
-Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the vacancy announcement and has reported exceptional experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated "outstanding" proficiency in applying knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
Veterans' Preference eligibles are listed ahead on non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of more than 10% but less than 30% (CP) move from the category in which they were placed to the top of the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your résumé, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment.