Chemist, GS-1320-7


Vacancy ID: 848973   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-848973   USAJOBS Control Number: 338591300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the response below which best reflects how you meet the basic qualification for this position.

A. I have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in the 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.(You must provide tne transcript that demonstrates the specific coursework above).
B. I possess 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. (You must provide the transcript that specifically demonstrates the coursework as demonstrated above)
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of a GS-07 Chemist.

A. I meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement provisions described below that relates to my possession of a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field of study: (1) A grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) based on 4 years of education, or based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; (2) A grade-point average of 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; (3) Class standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts, based on completed courses; or (4) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society that meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. (you must provide transcript demonstrating the above)
B. I have one full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, in chemistry or a related field of study. (you must submit transcript)
C. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service, planning and organizing laboratory work to complete required experiments or tests; performing standardized chemical tests and analyses utilizing physical tests or instrumental analyses; and writing laboratory reports.
D. I have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C" that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. (you must submit transcript)
E. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 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. Plan and organize laboratory work to complete required experiments or tests

4. Perform standardized chemical tests and analyses utilizing physical tests or instrumental analyses

5. Modify testing and analytical methods

6. Suggest minor adaptations to guidelines or procedures

7. Record the results of experiments

8. Write laboratory reports which include an identification of the sample, the method used, and the results obtained

9. Perform routine calculations and generates computer worksheets

10. Set up standard instrumentation systems

11. Make minor modifications to laboratory equipment

12. Calibrate analytical instruments, such as spectrophotometers and gas and liquid chromatographs