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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 a Chemist, GS-1320-9/11/12.A. I have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biochemistry that included at least 20 semester hours in chemistry and other subjects related to the study of chemistry, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and the calculus, or their equivalent.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one answer which best describes your specialized experience and qualification requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-09/11/12.A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service to include performing scientific analyses and testing; interpreting the findings and using various laboratory instruments and computer systems.
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.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Perform scientific and laboratory reviews of activities related to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its regulations.
4. Select established methods and performs tests for regulatory monitoring and enforcement purposes, exercising judgment in selecting the appropriate methods and procedures.
5. Interpret laws, regulations and/or policies to advise others and identify violations.
6. Confirm results and findings of other scientist's analyses.
7. Interpret chemical results/calculations independently using a variety of tools to include manual calculations, calculations with scientific equipment, and calculations with commercial spreadsheet and statistical computer software products.
8. Operate laboratory equipment; laboratory glassware and balances, pH meters, centrifuges, chromatography equipment, and mass spectrometers.
9. Serve as a scientific reviewer of analytical documents in food program analyses.
10. Interpret and evaluate the results of analysis to determine the validity of an analytical effort, to include the relevance of quality control data to that analytical effort.
11. Perform the full range of scientific analyses on a variety of samples including difficult complex or unusual samples submitted.
12. Determine the approach, methods and procedures to use in order to obtain the information requested.
13. Modifies the methods and procedures as need to satisfy special requirements and to solve problems.
14. Perform chemical analyses following regulatory guidelines and policies.
15. Troubleshoot the operation of analytical instrumentation to verify non-conforming analytical results and perform basic maintenance procedures to correct non-conforming analyses.
16. Confirm results and findings of other scientist analyses.
17. Interpreting and evaluating the results of analysis to determine the validity.
18. Prepare written reports stating the results and conclusions documenting the nature of any regulatory violations.
19. Prepare written scientific reports to support regulatory monitoring and enforcement actions.
20. Prepare written reports in support of the quality assurance programs.
21. Prepare written responses to scientific inquiry, advisory opinions or explanation of laboratory practices, methods and policies.
22. Provide training for less experienced scientists on procedure analyses, methods and instrumentation.
23. Testify as a fact witness in court concerning the chemical results produced during a sample analysis.
24. Advise other scientists concerning methodology problems encountered in the analysis of samples.
25. Make presentations to the medical and scientific experts who serve as panel members on various advisory committees which have the responsibility for the classification and premarket review.
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