BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST (WMD)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Charlottesville, Virginia
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

DIA employs a variety of professionals who serve throughout the workforce to ensure successful operations. To view this position's duties, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA's online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the "Advanced Search" link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the "Job Opening ID" field.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • - U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

Qualifications

ASSESSMENT FACTORS

1. Demonstrates key technical knowledge (biology, biomedical, and/or biochemistry) pertinent to WMD and/or missile proliferation analysis.
2. Works as a team member and leader, taking responsibility for sharing knowledge, information, and responsibilities with coworkers, subordinates, and superiors.
3. Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills to compose and deliver responses to complex questions in a clear, concise, and organized manner
4. Anticipates problems and obstacles associated with moderately complex projects and proactively develop creative solutions to address them prior to implementation
5. Constructs viable alternatives to eliminate uncertainty, strengthen arguments, and mitigate surprise.

HIGHLY DESIRED SKILLS

1. Experience researching technical issues, extrapolating next steps, and writing succinct assessments for a non-technical audience.
2. Deep expertise on one or more countries of WMD and/or missile proliferation concern.

Basic Requirements

1. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

2. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Additional information

DIA positions are Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) positions in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Applicants must meet the agency's conditions of employment, to include, but not limited to, satisfactory completion of an initial special background investigation and periodic reinvestigation, completion of any required medical examination and physical requirements, completion of any required personal interviews, favorable completion of any required initial or aperiodic polygraph examinations, completion of any required drug test, satisfactory completion of a two-year Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System trial period, and completion of a civilian mobility agreement. All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program. DIA employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.