Chemist


Vacancy ID: 829805   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-DE-13-829805   USAJOBS Control Number: 336244000

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Chemist
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

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.


12
13

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:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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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, choose one answer that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-12/13.

A. I have a in 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 as 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 have the education as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-12/13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include professional chemistry experience related to the design and manufacture of FDA-regulated products (e.g. drugs, biologics, medical devices, veterinary medicines, foods, cosmetics, tobacco products, etc.).
B. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include professional chemistry experience related to the design and manufacture of FDA-regulated products (e.g. drugs, biologics, medical devices, veterinary medicines, foods, cosmetics, tobacco products, etc.).
C. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. 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. Identify gaps in scientific knowledge and develop chemical studies to address gaps, coping with novel, difficult and/or unexpected problems.

4. Extend and modify approaches, precedents and methods to solve a variety of chemical problems with unprecedented and/or obscure aspects.

5. Use current analytical techniques and instrumentation such as GC, LC-MSMS, HPLC and ICP.

6. Evaluate analytical method validations from laboratories and determine whether the method is suitable for regulatory purposes.

7. Conduct chemical studies on tobacco material.

8. Search for and extract information from files, documents, reports, publications, recordings, electronic databases, or other materials.

9. Proofread, edit, or update scientific, technical, or complex documents.

10. Prepare comprehensive written evaluations showing results.

11. Prepare comprehensive summaries of data reviewed and submit recommendations/conclusions to the scientific supervisor.

12. Provide feedback on the content of technical or complex documents or materials.

13. Participate in or represent the organization or clients at meetings.

14. Serve on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on scientific, technical, or professional issues.