Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).
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).
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)
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.
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