Research Chemist, GS-1320-12


Vacancy ID: 843186   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-843186   USAJOBS Control Number: 337871700

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Research Chemist, GS-1320-12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you  a current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status only?  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


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 12.


12

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

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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 Research 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:


080600031 Denver, CO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently employed with the Food and Drug Administration?

A. Yes
B. No

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Research Chemist, GS-1320.

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. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position being filled.

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

3. From the descriptions below, select the one answer which best describes your specialized experience additional qualification requirements for the Research Chemist, GS-1320-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service experience performing scientific analyses and research involving nanomaterials and/or the use of nanotechnology as it applies to regulated products.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience 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.

4. Conduct independent research on drug residue in products of animal/aquatic origin, animal feed and veterinary regulated  products.

5. Select established methods and performs tests for regulatory monitoring and enforcement purposes, exercising judgment in selecting the appropriate methods and procedures.

6. Interpret laws, regulations and/or policies to advise others and identify violations.

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

8. Serve as a scientific reviewer of analytical documents.

9. Involved in research projects which include a variety of analytical instruments and methods  used in the developmental research pertaining to veterinary drugs analysis to determine their effectiveness.

10. Participates in research projects which involve planning and execution of experiments, preparation and evaluations of data and coordinating collaborative research efforts.

11. Interpret laws, regulations and policies to advise on analytical  techniques pertaining to veterinary-products, drug residue and related metabolities.

12. Plans and executes research projects based on judgment and familiarity with instrumentation devises additional analytical strategies.

13. Analyzes experimental data and prepares scientific manuscripts for publication.

14. Writes final reports stating conclusions and recommendations based on research activity.

15. Interpret and relate significant results to other research findings.

16. Present training for less experienced scientists and collaborators.

17. Present scientific findings both written and oral.

18. Plans, directs and presents workshops and seminars concerning current research and state-of-the-art technology.

19. Provides training and presents lectures to scientists on new techniques and methodologies.