Microbiologist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
May 25, 2018
Closes
Jun 02, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized based on budgetary availability of funds.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0403 series. The Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0403 series is below:

    Degree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent; OR

    Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    AND

    You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:

    - Studying and working with microbiology and infectious diseases;
    - Applying the principles of epidemiological modeling and simulation;
    - Possessing a familiarity with the characteristics of biological warfare agents;
    - Working with laboratory standard concepts, practices, and procedures in microbiology;
    - Conducts research in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology.
    **It is preferred, but not required, that applicants applying at the GS-13 grade level have 2 years of the above listed experience.**

    You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:

    - Studying and working with microbiology and infectious diseases;
    - Applying the principles of epidemiological modeling and simulation;
    - Developing and executing laboratory, experimental, and computer simulation efforts in order to develop operational and effective tools for analysis, training and combat support;
    - Working with laboratory standard concepts, practices, and procedures in microbiology;
    - Conducts research in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology; leading a group of technical and scientific experts.
    **It is preferred, but not required, that applicants applying at the GS-14 grade level have 3 years of the above listed experience.**


    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.

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.


    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to show that you meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0403 series. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

    Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.

    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

    Other Notes:

    Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.

    Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic random drug testing thereafter.

    Some travel (up to 30%) is required.

    Performance during non-standard hours and weekends is anticipated.


    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
    http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    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 Programs:
    This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

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    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.

    Competencies:

    • Team Building
    • Technical Competence
    • Technical Credibility


    Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best Qualified:
    This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
    Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
    http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/HiringReformRequirements/CategoryRating/index.aspx

    Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    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 .

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