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    Summary

    These positions are located in the Chemistry Branch of the Office of Public Health Science Field Laboratories: Western Laboratory, Albany CA, Midwestern Laboratory, Saint Louis MO, and Eastern Laboratory, Athens, GA.

    This announcement will be used to fill multiple Chemist positions for a period of 90 days from the date of this announcement closing.

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    Responsibilities

    • This position is being announced at multiple grade levels. Candidates selected at lower grade levels will perform duties with less independence and more supervision as they learn and progress.
    • At the full performance level of this position, you will independently plan and carry out chemical analysis on a variety of meat, poultry, egg products, and Siluriformes.
    • Interpret and evaluate results of your analysis and compare the results to pertinent agency regulations to determine whether samples are violative.
    • Defend and/or explain your analysis and evaluation by completing a thorough justification to your Supervisor and/or other OPHS officials.
    • Assess and make recommendations to changes in standard operating procedures when necessary, to better align broad guidelines specified under the ISO quality assurance program.
    • Perform analytical services associated with detecting chemical residues in meat and poultry products.
    • Troubleshoot all instrumentation used in the analysis process.
    • Apply an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between the analysis process and instruments/equipment used.
    • Apply quality assurance procedures of instruments, equipment, reagents, and standards.
    • Communicate with personnel from all segments of FSIS (field employees, technical service center employees, plant personnel, FSIS managers, and representatives from industry).

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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