Chemist


Vacancy ID: 838845   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-13-838845   USAJOBS Control Number: 337298100

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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

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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

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240370033 College Park, 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 description below, chose one answer that best describes your education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-12/13.

A. I have 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. (Must submit transcripts)
B. I have a combination of education and experience that included 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. (Must submit transcripts)
C. I do not have the education 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.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, performing food or food related chemistry research studies; operating and maintaining chemistry lab equipment; delivering presentations on research findings to scientific audiences; and writing reports describing scientific research methods.
B. No, I do not have the experience described above.

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

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, leading teams in planning and executing food or food related chemistry research studies; operating and maintaining chemistry lab equipment; teaching and advising others on proper research methods; and writing scientific reports used for publication.
B. No, I do not have the experience described above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

4. Assist in planning and executing large-scale research studies for an organization.

5. Perform literature searches to find applicable methods and information for research conducted.

6. Determine best approaches to acquire data needed for analysis.

7. Analyze food or food related products for toxic or nutrient elements.

8. Formulate hypotheses used in carrying out chemical studies.

9. Operate inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometers.

10. Recommend purchase of new instruments and equipment to laboratory management.

11. Operate homogenization equipment and acid digestion systems for preparing samples for analysis.

12. Perform necessary maintenance on laboratory equipment.

13. Train lower level chemists in the precedents and analytical methods of research performed.

14. Deliver research presentations on research accomplishments.

15. Represent organization on committees by making suggestions and recommendations concerning scientific issues.

16. Write scientific papers to be presented at national scientific meetings.

17. Write reports that distinctly describe the methods, uses, and limitations in experimental studies.

18. Write scientific articles or publications describing research procedures, methods, applications, and/or results for reproduction.