PHYSICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, GS-1311-06


Vacancy ID: 811412   Announcement Number: HHS-CDER-MP-13-811412   USAJOBS Control Number: 334052500

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811412
1. Title of Job

PHYSICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, GS-1311-06
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


06

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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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

Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply.  You must enter at least one code.

001 - Merit Promotion:  I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)

002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).


 


001 Competitive Merit Promotion
002 Non Competitive Merit Promotion

21. Geographic Availability


297080510 Saint Louis, MO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your experience related to this Physical Science Technician GS-1311-06 position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service that included: performing support functions to support the operations of a laboratory; participating in quality reviews of laboratory procedures; receiving and maintaining laboratory samples; and maintaining laboratory equipment.
B. I have graduate education or have served in an internship that meets the specialized experience described in A above that is directly related to this position (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).
C. I have a combination of education and experience as noted in response A and B above. (You must provide transcript at time of application).
D. I do not have any of the experience and/or education as reflected in choices A, B, or C above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Compile data from laboratory experiments to summarize data.

3. Follow prescribed procedures to execute laboratory projects.

4. Manage the transfer of samples in and out of a laboratory's sample storeroom inventory.

5. Conduct studies on laboratory quality management system procedures to update existing procedures.

6. Maintain databases by updating information when new chemicals are received in a laboratory.

7. Manage analytical laboratory equipment property by updating databases and applying property tags.

8. Coordinate with other personnel to dispose of unwanted or surplus laboratory equipment.

9. Arrange for repair of laboratory equipment that does not meet performance standards.

10. Confirm information with laboratory chemists prior to conducting preliminary analysis of samples.

11. Request information/data from other staff members to conduct studies of existing laboratory procedures.

12. Inform Chemists of new sample arrivals.

13. Utilize a variety of office automation equipment to complete reports.

14. Perform calibration for laboratory equipment and summarize data.

15. Prepare reports on laboratory experiments and/or to recommend changes in existing laboratory procedures.