INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIST, GS-9/11/12


Vacancy ID: 822314   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-822314   USAJOBS Control Number: 336123300

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 822314
1. Title of Job

INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIST, GS-9/11/12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 09.


09
11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Choose 001 - Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position as Biologist at the highest grade level posted in this vacancy announcement.

Choose 002 - Reassignment/Non-Competitive Promotion if you, on a permanent basis, currently hold, or previously held, a position as Biologist at the GS-12 grade level or above, which has or had promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service.

Choose 003 - Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position as Microbiologist at the highest grade level posted in this vacancy announcement.

Choose 004 - Reassignment/Non-Competitive Promotion if you, on a permanent basis, currently hold, or previously held, a position as Microbiologist at the GS-12 grade level or above, which has or had promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service.

Choose 005 - Merit Promotion if you have not held a permanent position as Chemist at the highest grade level posted in this vacancy announcement.

Choose 006 - Reassignment/Non-Competitive Promotion if you, on a permanent basis, currently hold, or previously held, a position as Chemist at the GS-12 grade level or above, which has or had promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service. 


001 COMPETITIVE PROMOTION - BIOLOGIST
002 REASSIGNMENT/NON-COMPETITIVE - BIOLOGIST
003 COMPETITIVE PROMOTION - MICROBIOLOGIST
004 REASSIGNMENT/NON-COMPETITIVE - MICROBIOLOGIST
005 COMPETITIVE PROMOTION - CHEMIST
006 REASSIGNMENT/NON-COMPETITIVE - 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:


061713059 Irvine, CA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For statements 1-3 below, please select the response that best describes your experience and/or education. Select only one answer. You must respond to each question.

1. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-09. If you meet more than one choice, select the response that describes the highest level of experience/education that you possess. You must fully meet the description in the response to select it.

A. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
B. I do not have 52 weeks of specialized experience but I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree (e.g. LL.B. or J.D.).
C. My experience and/or education does not meet any of the descriptions described above.

2. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-11. If you meet more than one choice, select the response that describes the highest level of experience/education that you possess. You must fully meet the description in the response to select it.

A. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
B. I do not have 52 weeks of specialized experience but I have three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree.
C. My experience and/or education do not meet any of the descriptions described above.

3. Your response to the question below will determine if you qualify for the position of Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-12. If you meet more than one choice, select the response that describes the highest level of experience/education that you possess. You must fully meet the description in the response to select it.

A. I have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

Please answer yes or no to statements 4-6 below. Your response will determine if you meet the time-in-grade requirements for this position. You must respond to each statement.

4. I have 52 weeks at the GS-7 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

5. I have 52 weeks at the GS-9 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

6. I have 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

A. Yes
B. No

7. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for GS-0401, Biologist.

A. I have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major as shown in "A" above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

8. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for GS-0403, Microbiologist.

A. I have at least bachelor's degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.
B. I have a combination of education and experience-- courses equivalent to a major as shown in "A" above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

9. From the description below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the basic qualification requirements for GS-1320, Chemist.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
B. I have a combination of education and experience--course work equivalent to a major shown in "A" above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

Your response to the statement below will determine if you meet the area of consideration.

10. I am a current permanent employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Region, Pacific Regional Laboratory Southwest.

A. Yes
B. No

Your response to the statement below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.

11. Please select the appropriate response from the list below.

A. I am currently serving in a permanent position at the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
B. I have previously served in a permanent position at the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
C. I am currently in or have held a permanent trainee position at the GS-09 level or above, which has/had promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service.
D. I have not held any of the grade levels as described in A, B, or C.

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.
Note: Submission of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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.

12. Perform liquid/liquid extraction.

13. Perform solid phase extraction (SPE).

14. Perform chemical analyses at residue levels.

15. Select an established method and perform tests for regulatory monitoring and enforcement purposes.

16. Operate a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS).

17. Confirm results and findings of other scientist's analyses.

18. Interpret GC/MS data.

19. Interpret LC/MS data.

20. Interpret and evaluate the results of analysis to determine the validity.

21. Write reports stating the results and conclusions documenting the nature of any regulatory violations.

22. Prepare written reports in support of the quality assurance program.

23. Give oral presentations on an FDA regulated area/program.