PHYSICAL SCIENTIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 20, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The selectee for this position serves as a Physical Scientist in various locations.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

**Please DO NOT contact this office regarding status of application. Pay will vary by geographic location.**

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Basic Requirements

    Have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's Degree or higher degree 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. Note: you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. OR
    Have a combination of education and experience-course work equivalent to a major as shown above, that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    GS-11

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Providing information/guidance to others on environmental methods and guidelines in relations to public safety, employee safety, and environmental matters related to all environmental compliance media ; 2) Identifying environmental compliance issues with the management of facilities; 3) Providing input on the planning and execution of environmental programs/projects. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. OR Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    GS-12

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: ) Ensuring projects are in compliance with local, state, Federal and regional environmental laws and regulations.; 2) Providing technical advice on environmental compliance with regulatory codes and regulations; and 3) Tracking service provider performance (i.e. deliverable deadlines, regulatory deadlines, environmental permit requirements); 4)Using principles, practices and techniques of environmental plans, programs and methods in identifying problems with projects and implementing corrective action. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    GS-13

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Utilizing project management and environmental engineering/science concepts, principles, and practices to oversee environmental remediation and restoration projects; 2) Utilizing knowledge of interdisciplinary environmental sciences (i.e., chemistry, biology, geology, hydrogeology, and/or geochemistry) and physical sciences to develop environmental restoration project solutions; 3) Applying latest developments to solve environmental remediation problems that are outside present practices and methods; 4) Making recommendations and decisions for smooth transition of environmental technologies in research and design; and 5) Identifying potential impacts of decisions and recommendations on public safety, ecology, and environmental programs at the activity level. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as having a Facilities Engineering Career Field in at Level II and III.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 
    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    If selected below the full performance level, incumbent will not be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level. Promotion is not implied.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

    Veteran's Preference Information

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.

    You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

    Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

    Well Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

    Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

    If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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