Physicist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Jun 23, 2022
Closes
Jul 01, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a full performance, GS15, Physicist, you will:
  • Serve as a nationally recognized scientific authority on high energy physics and recognized authoritative expert on the management of scientific facilities, and as such has the responsibility to plan, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate facility operations
  • Identify issues and factors to be considered largely undefined, including those surrounding the operation of High Energy Physics (HEP) supported facilities and provides recommendations to solve highly complex scientific undefined problems and to identify key synergisms/leverage points that will facilitate scientific breakthroughs in high energy physics.
  • Serve as a Program Manager determining scientific focus and direction of the research program in accelerator science and technology research and development, preparing calls for proposals, organizing independent peer reviews, and recommending funding allocations.
  • Prepare, justify, and support the portions of the Office's budget relating to accelerator science and technology research and development. Propose and implement adjustments to programs during the budget approval process and unanticipated developments.
  • Oversee, direct, review and analyze laboratory work proposals that require HEP concurrence. Proposals are reviewed for consistency with HEP priorities, possible resource conflicts with the HEP mission, and unauthorized commitments
    of agency funds.


  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • You are required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).
    • This position is included in a Bargaining Agreement.
    • Incentives may be authorized subject to availability of funding.


    Qualifications

    Qualifications Basic Education Requirement 1310:

    1. Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics (must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound).

    OR

    2. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours (must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound), plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    In addition to meeting the education requirement above, candidates must possess the specialized experience below.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:GS-14: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Providing advice toward planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating of programs and projects in the area of high energy particle physics.
    • Supplying expert advice to support scientific computing research facilities on the management of proposals for computing time.
    • Proposing recommendations on the development, coordination, and organization of funding allocations for facility operations.
    GS15: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Providing advice toward planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating of programs and projects in the area of high energy particle physics.
    • Supplying expert advice to support scientific computing research facilities on the management of proposals for computing time.
    • Proposing recommendations on the development, coordination, and organization of funding allocations for facility operations.
    • Utilizing status reviews results and reports to appraise the performance of assigned facilities management and operations.

    The OPM Group Qualification Standard and Individual Occupational Requirements for this position is: 1310

    Education

    There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-14 or GS-15 level.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    Additional information

      FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness prior to onboarding. Once onboard, you will then be required to complete the DOE's MyEnergy system in order to implement workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
    • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
    • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy.
    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
    • A Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized for a newly selected employee when appointed to a permanent, temporary, or term position. A Federal employee who is transferring to the Department of Energy from another Federal agency and who does not meet the conditions under 5 CFR §575.102 is not eligible for a recruitment incentive.
    • A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee move, as directed by the Department of Energy (DOE), to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record is currently located, due to a need of the DOE. A relocation incentive is not the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move and, as such, may be granted in conjunction with one another.
    • PCS may be authorized: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may be authorized and is subject to funding availability.