Interdisciplinary- Biologist // Physical Scientist
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
- Experience in DoD research and development in CBRN Protection and Hazard Mitigation science and technology.
- Experience and knowledge of scientific and engineering principles applicable to chemical and biological defense and specific expertise applicable to CBRN Protection and Hazard Mitigation.
- Experience creating research and development programs/projects in response to user needs and priorities.
- Experience developing financial plans associated with multi-project research and development portfolios.
- Experience managing financial resources to achieve obligation and expenditure goals.
B. Biologist (0401) series: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
1a. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in B above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. Physical Scientist (1301) series: Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
1a. Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in C above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0401/1301, series
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
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Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic random drug testing thereafter.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) security clearance.
Duties usually require an advance degree in the biological or physical sciences.
ACQUISITION POSITION: This is an Acquisition Workforce position in the Science and Technology Management career field. The incumbent will be required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent is required to acquire a minimum of 40 continuous learning points (CLPs) every fiscal year as a goal and 80 CLPs being mandatory within 2 years.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Individuals who have special priority selection rights under ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors. ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency separation notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible. Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We
will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your
relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.
1. Minimum Education
2. Minimum Qualification
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx