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    Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate located in Washington, DC.

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    This position serves as an expert Chemist and direct support to the Senior Science Officer with responsibility for managing the general and specific scientific and technical programs of the Directorate, a comprehensive program for monitoring and improving the quality of scientific and technical activities of the CBP filed laboratories, and dealing with other CBP Headquarters offices, field offices, and other federal and international agencies.

    This position starts at a salary of $99,172.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $128,920.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to$128,920.00 (GS-13 Step 10).

    • Serves as an assistant to the Senior Science Officer, participating fully with those individuals in providing direction for nationwide programs involving operations relating to the chemical and physical laboratory analysis of imported merchandise and illicit substances and the administration of technical programs which support the policies of CBP and trade and customs laws;
    • Reviews, analyzes, and assesses proposed new or updated agency-wide policy to advise senior leadership on potential operational or administrative impact or opportunities and provide recommendations on the implementation of policy;
    • Assists with planning and development, implements, maintains, and monitors programs, policies and systems designed to provide effective and efficient forensic, scientific, technical and administrative support to field laboratories and CBP operations offices;
    • Provides comprehensive scientific reviews and analysis of programs, policies, and procedures for overall technical uniformity, field technical operability, and the development of scientific and technical decision for tariff classifications; and
    • Assists with oversight of a comprehensive national/field laboratory program for operational administrative areas, quality control and assurance, training and safety.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 25% annually for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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