Basic Qualifications - Biological Science, Toxicology, Physical Science, Chemist
Basic Qualification Requirements for Biological Science, GS-401
Have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
Have a combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Basic Qualification Requirements for Toxicology, GS-0415
Have a degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
Have a combination of education and experience - courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; 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.
Basic Qualification Requirements for Physical Scientist, GS-1301.
Degree: 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.
Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Basic Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320
Have 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.
Have 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.
Minimum Qualification GS-12
Additional Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-12
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, reviewing, evaluating, or conducting environmental fate or effects studies; evaluating and documenting environmental data; and evaluating or preparing environmental risk assessments and risk decision documents.
Minimum Qualification GS-13
Additional Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-13
A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience includes, reviewing, evaluating, or conducting environmental fate or effects studies, or conducting exposure (transport and fate) modeling; evaluating environmental data, and writing environmental study evaluations; and evaluating and preparing environmental risk assessments and risk decision documents.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.
If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. 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. For further information, click on foreign education.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: 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. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing of the announcement.
5. Pre-employment physical required: No
6. Drug testing required: No
7. License required: No
8. Mobility agreement required: No
9. Immunization required: No
10. Moving expenses authorized: No
11. Relocation Incentive authorized: No
12. Recruitment Incentive authorized: No
13. Time in Grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing of the announcement.
14. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No
15. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
16. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
17. Financial disclosure statement required: Yes
Please be advised that this position will be subject to FDA's strict prohibited financial interest regulation and therefore, may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
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 on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Chemistry/Biology Proficiency
2. Environmental Law & Regulation
3. Environmental Data Analysis and Interpretation
4. Communication and Environmental Risk Assessment