Chemical Operations Manager

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Aug 19, 2022
Aug 26, 2022
Full Time

  • Manage professional and/or technical personnel in a research and development environment.
  • Responsible for all technical aspects relative to the chemical and/or biological surety material.
  • Advise senior leadership on matters related to operations.
  • Develop plans, strategies, milestones, and schedules for distribution of work.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • Position is subject to a pre-employment screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.
  • A one year probation to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties is required unless previously completed.
  • Position has a business travel requirement of 50% of the time.
  • Position requires you to travel on short notice (i.e. less than 24 hour notice).
  • Position requires you to observe all state/federal regulations relating to hazardous waste management.
  • Position requires you to follow safety regulations and use proper protective gear or equipment.
  • Position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain Chemical and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program certification.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315. While probationary the incumbent can be terminated with limited appeal rights.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the DE-03/GS13 grade level or band which includes: 1) finding ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed; 2) advising senior leadership on matters related to operations to include development of policy and procedures for chemical and biological operations;3) adjusting short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; and 4) Performing a variety of daily chemical operational activities, such as the receipt, storage, handling, demilitarization, analysis and monitoring of chemical, biological and industrial devices at the Center or at other CONUS or OCONUS locations.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Management
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Project Management


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .