Chemist, GS-01320-05/07


Vacancy ID: 820343   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-DE-13-820343   USAJOBS Control Number: 335299800

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1. Title of Job

Chemist, GS-01320-05/07
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


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Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 05.


05
07

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

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

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Chemist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


364170061 New York, NY

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 a Chemist, GS-1320-05/07.

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.

B. I have a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in chemistry or biochemistry that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-05/07.

A. I meet the basic requirements for the GS-05 as described above.
B. I have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service to include experience performing scientific analysis and testing and experience using various laboratory instruments and computer systems.

C. I have one year of graduate level education from an accredited college and/or university. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will satisfy an academic year of graduate study.

D. I have a bachelor's degree as described in the Basic Qualification Requirements above and meet Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) criteria. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

E. I have a combination of experience as described in "B" above and education as described in "C" above. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

F. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

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.
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.

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. 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.

10. Perform the full range of scientific analyses on a variety of samples including difficult complex or unusual samples submitted.

11. Modifies the methods and procedures as need to satisfy special requirements and to solve problems.

12. Perform chemical analyses following regulatory guidelines and policies.

13. Troubleshoot the operation of analytical instrumentation to verify non-conforming analytical results and perform basic maintenance procedures to correct non-conforming analyses.

14. Confirm results and findings of other scientist analyses.

15. Interpreting and evaluating the results of analysis to determine the validity.

16. Select the appropriate method and procedures for conducting analytical work.

17. Prepare written reports stating the results and conclusions documenting the nature of any regulatory violations.

18. Prepare written scientific reports to support regulatory monitoring and enforcement actions.

19. Prepare written reports in support of the quality assurance programs.

20. Prepare written responses to scientific inquiry, advisory opinions or explanation of laboratory practices, methods and policies.

21. Provide training for less experienced scientists on procedure analyses, methods and instrumentation.

22. Testify as a fact witness in court concerning the chemical results produced during a sample analysis.

23. Advise other scientists concerning methodology problems encountered in the analysis of samples.

24. Make presentations to the medical and scientific experts who serve as panel members on various advisory committees.
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