You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined specialized experience listed below and meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).
Specialized experience is defined as performing such duties as:
GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11 ($72,750) you must have at least one year of specialized experience performing such as providing information on the impact of biology and biological properties on analytical technologies; assisting with developing new methods or techniques to evaluate data obtained from validation studies, adapting established protocols and procedures in response to test or study finding.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree,
GS-12: To qualify for the GS-12 ($87,198) you must have at least one year of specialized experience performing such as conducting complex biological tests and/or procedures using specialized methods and techniques; modifying established protocols and procedures in response to test or study findings; locating, identifying, and acquiring equipment, personnel, and materials needed for multiple scientific project, within time frames and budgetary constraints.
GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13 ($103,690) you must have at least one year of specialized experience performing such duties as developing, implementing, and troubleshooting, process improvement, technical evaluation and recommendations; resolving problems involving matters, modifying or adapting standard processes and procedures as well as to assess, select, and apply remedies suited to problem or situation; advising the Contracting Officer on all technical matters, recommending contract awards, testing end products and coordinating installations.
GS-14: To qualify for the GS-14 (starting salary $122,530) you must have at least one year of specialized experience performing such duties as providing program planning, coordination, management, quality assurance, execution and control for interrelated design and development programs; preparing operational, and maintenance specifications and guides for end-use for fielded technology; developing standards and test plans to assure reliability of system performance throughout its lifecycle; preparing solicitations for proposals based on rigid and independently developed criteria, specifications and other requirement; conducting research to maximize quality assurance and user safety and to while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
OPMs Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as: General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must meet the basic requirement and specialized experience as described above for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
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.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.