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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your
education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your
experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-13.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below
that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval
corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and
Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.
3. Apply a comprehensive understanding of chemistry-related issues associated
with products under review and relevant research activities.
4. Serve as a resource to other Chemists, staff members, and organization's stakeholders
(e.g., government agencies, general public) in one or more areas of related
chemistry (e.g., relating to analytical, medicinal/pharmaceutical or organic chemistry, manufacturing,
quality control, metabolism, feed chemistry).
5. Prepare complex reports and/or manuscripts for publication in scientific literature and the organization.
6. Review scientific literature, methodology, and other information available to an organization (e.g.,
manuals, journal articles, other technical references), and sources of complex scientific information
requiring research pertinent to the issue under investigation.
7. Coordinate with scientist within the organization, government agencies, academia, and industry to exchange information and research finding.
8. Identify and obtain standard sources of information requiring advanced research techniques, such as journals articles and technical references (e.g., methods manuals, standard operating procedures, protocols).
9. Interpret the science implications of results of complex studies.
10. Determine if the appropriate experimental design was employed in the development and collection of data during unique and complex experiments.
11. Determine the appropriate analytical methods and makes necessary modifications to the method to solve specific problems and meet specialized requirements.
12. Set short-term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of research/review program work within set deadlines.
13. Ensure that regular communication occurs between team members based on the need of the project and individuals.
14. Use regulatory knowledge and discretion to ensure research/review activities are aligned with laws, regulations (e.g., Good Laboratory Practices), and policies which may require interpretation or adaption..
15. Determine the appropriate equipment or instrumentation to use based on sample type and research requirements.
16. Operate analytical equipment and instruments (e.g., centrifuges, balances, chromatograph, mass spectrometers, pH meters, liquid scintillation counters, tissue oxidizers).
17. Adhere to and enforces applicable safety regulations and policies (e.g., Good Laboratory Practices) which may require interpretation and adaption.
18. Perform sample preparation for different matrices (e.g., feed, honey, tissue, milk, plasma, urine, and eggs) to ensure safety and integrity.
19. Arrange for maintenance and calibration of chemistry- related research equipment.
20. Develop innovation techniques for the analysis of complex biological samples and veterinary drug residues and contaminants.
21. Conduct metabolism studies using radioactive substances.
22. Participate in and occasionally leads meetings with industry and government officials as an authoritative representative of the organization.
23. Alert appropriate authority of potential chemistry-related problems which may have an impact on the organization and its stakeholders.
24. Assist other scientists within the organization in completion of their tasks by providing comprehensive knowledge with respect to chemistry.
25. Develop and provides recommendation for the solution of a variety of chemistry-related issues.
26. Collaborate with colleagues in the industry and federal agencies on interrelated programs.