Interdisciplinary: Supervisory Physical Scientist/Supervisory General Engineer, GS-1301/0801-15


Vacancy ID: 580050   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DE-12-580050   USAJOBS Control Number: 305418500

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1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary: Supervisory Physical Scientist/Supervisory General Engineer, GS-1301/0801-15
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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7. Background Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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15

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Supervisory General Engineer
002 Supervisory Physical Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

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0537 Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory General Engineer, GS-0801-15.

A. I have successfully completed a full (4) four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: 1. Be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or 2. Include differential and integral calculus and advanced courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. I possess a combination of education and experience - college-level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good theoretical and practical understanding of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional Registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions), are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. 2. Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer- in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. 3. Specified Academic Courses: Successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering. These must have included the courses specified in the basic requirement. 4. Related Curriculum: Successful completion in an accredited college of a full 4-year or longer related curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the candidate has at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
C. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-15.

A. I have completed a full four (4) year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physical science, engineering or mathematics that includes 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
B. I have a combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education needed to perform the duties of the position.
C. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Supervisory General Engineer/ Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-801/1301-15.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in occupational safety and health research, standards development, respirator approval programs, associated special laboratory, and/or field investigations.

B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.


For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Serve as an authority in occupational safety and health in the areas of respirators, protective clothing, sensors and detectors.

5. Direct and/or conducts project related research and evaluation, standards development and special investigations.

6. Provide advice and consultation regarding personal protection technology related regulations, standards and policies.

7. Provide technical and managerial leadership and guidance to a large organization.

8. Ensure programs and mission objectives are carried out in a timely, productive and efficient manner.

9. Evaluate the staff's activities to determine success of program areas.

10. Identify occupational safety and health research, standards development and investigational needs to provide the basis for effective personal prevention strategies and criteria.

11. Direct a complex program related the prevention and control of injuries, disease and fatalities related to personal protection.

12. Review the results of the research for scientific quality and impact on policy.

13. Represent the organization at various scientific and technical committees, working groups, meetings, etc.

14. Participate in project and program evaluations identifying technical problems and recommends solutions.

15. Participate in special program reviews and briefings with other federal agency representatives and various other organizations.

16. Has frequent contacts with high ranking federal officials, national labor unions, academia and visiting foreign dignitaries in the field of public health.