Health Physicist


Vacancy ID: 970083   Announcement Number: NEAG13721078970083   USAJOBS Control Number: 353006700

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 970083


1. Title of Job

Health Physicist


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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

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11. Miscellaneous Information

How did you find out about this position?  Your response will help us to focus future recruitment efforts to areas which work well to reach talented applicants.
822 Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com)
823 USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov)
824 Social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook (please identify social media source in the box below)
825 Another internet source (please identify internet source in the box below)
826 Job supervisor
827 An Army employee, not the position supervisor
828 Job Fair (please identify job fair location in the box below)
829 School Placement/Career Office
830 Employment Office
831 Advertisement (please identify advertisement source in the box below)

Please use the box below to provide any additional information, or to identify where or from whom you first heard about the vacancy if your source is not listed above. 
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

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16. Availability Date

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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 the occupational specialty code. The specialty code for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question.


001 Health Physicist

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:


240015025 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government or Status for referral consideration. Please respond yes or no to the following questions. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

A- Yes
B- No

1. Current Army Civilian Employee -- I am a current Army employee with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

2. Appointment of Certain Military Spouses, E.O. 13473 -- You are eligible for this hiring category if you are: a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who has orders specifying a permanent change of station (not for training); OR a spouse of a 100% disabled service member injured while on active duty; OR the un-remarried widow or widower of a service member who was killed while performing active duty.
Eligibility for this appointment is limited to a maximum of 2 years from the date of the applicable documentation for the permanent change of station, 100% disability, or death. Please provide the date of your documentation in your Resume.
Spouses eligible based on a permanent change of duty station are limited to the geographic area as specified in the permanent change of station orders. This includes the surrounding area which people reasonably can be expected to travel daily to and from work. Please provide the city, state or country of the new duty station of your sponsor's relocation in your Resume.
Supporting documentation may include the following depending on eligibility type: The service member's permanent change of station orders, including a statement authorizing the spouse to accompany the member to the permanent duty station, the specific location to which the member is assigned, reassigned, or transferred to permanent change of station orders, and the effective date of the permanent change of station; verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage); verification of the member's 100% disability; and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty. (NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your spouse's PCS orders, or VA disability rating, or DD-1300 and Death Certificate, as applicable with your application/resume package.)

3. Reinstatement -- I am a former Federal service employee who attained career status on a permanent, competitive status appointment OR had obtained career-conditional status and am within three years of the date of separation.
(NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

4. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) -- I am a veteran who served 3 or more years of continuous active duty service in the military (NOTE: if released shortly before completing a 3-year tour, you are considered to meet this eligibility); OR I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions.  NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement [your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, and character of discharge] as part of your application package.

5. Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) -- I am currently serving on a NAFI or Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) position without time limitation; or I have been involuntarily separated from such an appointment without personal cause within the preceding year; AND, I have been serving or have served in such a position continuously for at least one year. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent personnel action form and a prior personnel action form which will reflect at least one year of continuous service as a NAF/AAFES employee along with your application/resume package.)

6. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) -- I am a current or former Federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD Federal agency (e.g. IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of this vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and if they are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you MUST submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also, you must submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application/resume package.)

7. DoD Transfer (Excluding Army) -- I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional DoD (i.e., Air Force, Navy, Marines, DLA, DFAS, or DoDEA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

8. Current DCIPS employee with status -- this category includes current DCIPS employees who were previously employed in the competitive service, and who have career or career-conditional status as a result of that former employment.

 

Note:  You must submit two SF-50s with this application.

Thank you for your interest in a Health Physicist position with Department of the Army. 

 

We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position.  Your responses are subject to verification.  Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire. 

1. Please select one response below that best describes how you meet the basic education requirement. 

A. Bachelor's Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and/or calculus, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph above.
C. Certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph above.
D. I do not meet the basic education requirements as described in above statements.

2. Select the one statement below that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Health Physicist at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. In addition to the basic education requirement, I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service which includes work that involves: (1) conducting health physics protection surveys (2) reviewing sources of radiation and (3) participating in studies to evaluate health hazards.
B. I have successfully completed 1 year of graduate level education.
C. I have completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement.
D. I have a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
E. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

3. Select the one statement below that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Health Physicist at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. In addition to the basic education requirement, I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which includes work that involves: (1) conducting health physics protection surveys (2) evaluating the effectiveness of radiation programs and (3) conducting studies to evaluate health hazards.
B. I have successfully completed two years of progressively higher level graduate educations leading to a master's degree.
C. I possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
D. I have a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
E. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

4. Select the one statement below that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Health Physicist at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. In addition to the basic education requirement, I have on year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service which includes work that involves: (1) conducting health physics protection surveys (2)identifying required radiological worker safety training for development or maintenance (3) assessing the adequecy of radiation protection programs.
B. I have successfully completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
D. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

5. Select the one statement below that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Health Physicist at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. In addition to the basic education requirement, I have on year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service which includes work that involves: (1) conducting complex studies on specific aspects of radiation protection (2) developing survey and study plans and (3) advising on health physics matters.
B. I do not have any of the experience as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose response 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- Yes.
B- No.

6. This position requires travel to other duty locations for training approximately 20% of the time.  I am willing to travel as required.

7. This position requires that you are able to obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.  I am able to obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.

For each task in the following group, choose response 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.

8. Assess radiation protection programs to ensure adequacy.

9. Review sources of radiation to recommend procedures.

10. Conduct radiation analysis to monitor hazards.

11. Address health physics matters to resolve problems.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

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.

12. Conduct radiation protection surveys to determine deficiencies.

13. Interpret radiological safety and hazard control regulations to ensure compliance.

14. Conduct studies to evaluate health hazards.

15. Provide advisory services to share health physics information.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

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.

16. Evaluate health hazards to identify the presence of radiation producing sources.

17. Evaluate radiation protection programs to determine effectiveness.

18. Interpret dosimetry data to determine probability of causation.

19. Recommend measures to reduce hazards.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

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.

20. Provide advisory services to recommend solutions.

21. Exchange information during on-site inspections to resolve technical matters.

22. Provide advice during exit interviews to assist in resolution of concerns.

23. Conduct safety training classes to educate employees on radiation protection.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

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.

24. Negotiate resolution of technical matters.

25. Generate reports to document risk assessment findings.

26. Create guideline changes for areas of non-compliance.

27. Prepare results from radiation surveys for analysis.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

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.

28. Identify elements to discern interrelationships between new equipment and commodities.

29. Perform radiological surveillance of hazards.

30. Conduct health physics surveys to identify problem areas.

31. Prepare analysis of data gathered during surveys to make recommendations for improvement.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

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.

32. Apply judgment in adapting precedents to health physics issues.

33. Recommend changes to adapt guidelines in cases where they are not completely applicable.

34. Research technical literature to locate information.

35. Modify health physics procedures to apply more relevant processes.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose response 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- Yes.
B- No.

36. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy.  Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.