Physical Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 07, 2022
Closes
Oct 14, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Leads or participates in bilateral and multilateral consultations overseas with representatives of close allies and other countries related to the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention.
  • Assists in the development of negotiating strategies and tactics and recommends original substantive approaches on verification and compliance matters to achieve U.S. national security objectives.
  • Represents bureau at committees, interagency meetings, and U.S. delegations to arms control and disarmament negotiations and consultations, engaging on scientific/technical issues and policy issues, including chemical and microbial forensics.
  • Advises on and participates in international negotiations and consultations related to technical and scientific aspects of Chemical and Biological Weapons (CBW)-related arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments.
  • Manages CBW-related verification fund oversight and strategy development for the office and develops new concepts, plans, and long-range programs to support investigation and attribution of chemical and biological weapons use.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/


Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants MUST meet the required basic entry qualification requirements described below:

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

A. Have an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that INCLUDED 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

OR

B. Have education equivalent to one of the majors shown in "A" above that INCLUDED at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, PLUS appropriate experience OR additional education.

Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

IN ADDITION to meeting the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, the applicant MUST have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience developing and presenting briefings on policy or technical issues related to the areas of arms control, compliance and verification of chemical and biological weapons affairs to high-level agency officials.

Experience advising on the areas of arms control, compliance and verification of chemical and biological weapons affairs.

Experience participating in meetings and/or working groups with decision makers in government on issues related to microbial forensics.

Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials, visit: www.naces.org/members.php .

Additional information

  • For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or OAA@state.gov.
  • If eligible, telework and/or remote work agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval. Please note that any approved remote work arrangement is subject to the locality pay area of the alternative telework worksite.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other similar positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department for up to 240 days. Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.