Chemist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 24, 2022
Closes
May 26, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The selectee will serve as a Chemist in the Office of Technical Development and Mission Support, Technical Security Division. Typical work assignments include:
  • Serving as senior scientist on specialized projects and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders for the aforementioned program areas. Developing, formulating, planning, managing, directing, and executing operational programs, and for promoting best practices, to enhance the agency's investigative and protective missions.
  • Directing the processing of assigned complex acquisition management and oversight requests for contract/procurement approval and all related documentation ensuring effective and efficient contract support throughout division. Performing/overseeing market research/analysis to determine availability of the requirement; analyzing market trends, commercial practices, conditions and technological advances; and keeps abreast of current contracting and acquisition policies and their impact on assigned programs.
  • Testing, evaluating and developing protocols for new CBRNE detection and mitigation systems. Evaluating state-of-the-act technology for the detection of hazardous materials and other applicable biological and chemical program areas. Maintaining familiarity in a wide variety of highly technical and advanced sample collection tools, hazards detection systems, decontamination products, and best practices to all for improvements in hazards screening and mitigation capabilities.
  • Preparing operational and maintenance specifications and guides for end-users. Proving training and technical briefings to end-users regarding to use, installation, maintenance and basic troubleshooting of related equipment. Providing informational briefings for supervisors and non-technical personnel.

This Chemist position starts at a salary of $106,823 (GS-13 step 01), with promotion potential to $164,102 (GS-14 step 10).

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.


Conditions of Employment:

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a top secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
  • Submit to a polygraph examination prior to your appointment.
  • Financial disclosure report required.

NOTE: The person selected for this position may be subject to a one-year probationary period for supervisors/managers.

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

You must meet the basic requirement(s) for this position. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Individual Occupational Requirements (IORs) for the Chemistry Series, 1320 are as follows:

(A) Degree: 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.

OR

(B) Combination of education and experience -- 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.

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE ABOVE BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU MUST ALSO MEET THE FOLLOWING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

Specialized experience is defined as:

You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $106,823) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as: advising on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threats; testing, evaluating and developing protocols for CBRE detection and mitigation systems; recommending initiatives related to environmental monitoring, investigative operations, or the protection of persons and infrastructure; providing briefings, trainings and information; serving as a Program/Project Manager; or serving as a technical authority or Contracting Officer's Representative for procurements or agreements.

You qualify for the GS-14 level (starting salary $126,233) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level performing duties such as: developing initiatives related to environmental monitoring, investigative operations, or the protection of persons and infrastructure; providing briefing trainings or information on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) serving as a Program/Project Manager; or serving as a technical authority or Contracting Officer's Representative for procurements or agreements.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

Please see the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) referenced in the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

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  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure

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Additional selections may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

This position may require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.