Supervisory Chemist or Supervisory Toxicologist (Forensics), Deputy Director
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Services
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
All applicants are subject to a comprehensive criminal background investigation, and required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
Selective Factor: I have recent work experience in senior positions in a forensic/medical toxicology laboratory. Examples of senior positions include director, deputy director, technical director, supervisor, or similar position where you made decisions and/or controlled operations in a laboratory or comparable testing facility. The facility performed high volume testing and I provided frequent testimony and/or interpretation of results of testing for court and court officials.
For Chemistry Series 1320: A) I have a degree in 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; OR B) Combination of education and experience, course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours of chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education;
AND C) Specialized experience is managing and directing all phases of a Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, to include but not limited to: performing the full range of forensic screening and confirmation analyses to detect drug use and provide interpretation of data, drug pharmacokinestics and drug pharmacodynmaics. Provide expert testimony on all phases of forensic drug testing and laboratory operations.
For Toxicology Series 415: A) I have a degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology; AND B )Specialized experience is managing and directing all phases of a Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, to include but not limited to: performing the full range of forensic screening and confirmation analyses to detect drug use and provide interpretation of data, drug pharmacokinestics and drug pharmacodynmaics. Provide expert testimony on all phases of forensic drug testing and laboratory operations.
There is no education substitution at this grade level.
1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and meet the well-qualified level (mid-level) of the crediting plan for all factors. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice, SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, documenting separation, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated, an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated, OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. Section 833(h) or Section 8456.
2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you should attach a copy of your DD-214 (unedited long version) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
4. Reasonable Accommodation, this agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.
5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
6. Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pretrial Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other non-merit based factors.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on your responses to the job specific information provided in your resume. Your resume must clearly show how you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. Failure to demonstrate how you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities will result in a rating of "Qualified" by the rating panel.
1. Knowledge of Rules of Evidence applied to forensic toxicology and forensic science, expertise in the analyses of drugs and providing expert testimony on all phases of forensic toxicology of drugs of abuse.
2. Ability and skill to lead, coach staff, plan, and execute strategic direction for forensic laboratory operations..
3. Skill in written and verbal communication with internal staff and external stakeholders such as the courts.
Once the application process is completed, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the job requirements. You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training, job related awards and supervisory appraisal of your performance. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your resume will be forwarded to a panel for evaluation. Category Rating will be used to evaluate applicants using the following categories to further determine which applicants will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration.
Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level on all evaluation criteria.
Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level on evaluation criteria.
Qualified: Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above.
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans' preference above non-veterans within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements, and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the highest quality category (Best Qualified), except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.