*Are you a Research Chemist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!Learn more about this agency
Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition.
Salary: $87,252 (Step 01) to $113,428 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
As a Research Chemist within the Columbia Environmental Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
- Conducts research on complex mixtures of organic chemicals and toxic elements in environmental media such as water, sediment, air and soils.
- Provides support to the Department of the Interior on projects related to the assessment of organic chemical and toxic element pollutants.
- Leads research composed of scientific professionals within the DOI agencies and possibly individuals from other Federal, State or private organizations.
- The scientist provides a high level of technical expertise to DOI agencies and to other Federal, State and private interests as appropriate.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 2-3 nights per month may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Surplus and displaced individuals eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) in the local commuting area of the duty location advertised in this vacancy announcement.
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