Health Physicist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 16, 2018
Closes
Oct 24, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Some travel is required for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised Status & VEOA Applicants:PHMSA.HMHQ-2018-0026.
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

    To qualify for the GS-09 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-07, it must include:

    • Experience assisting in assessments of transportation-related radioactive material incidents and accidents.

    To qualify for the GS-09 on Education alone, you must have:

    • At least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or have been awarded a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
    • You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.


    To qualify on for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:

    • Experience reviewing technical guidance related to safety, security, emergency response, and environmental impacts of transportation and other issues regarding radioactive materials.

    To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:

    • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
    • You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.  

    To qualify on for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:

    • Experience providing technical skills and assistance required to support development of compliance information and/or test programs to evaluate the type and degree of hazard of radioactive materials.
    • Experience applying domestic and international regulations governing the transport of radioactive materials.

    You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience.

    To qualify on for the GS-13 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

    • Experience providing technical skills and assistance required to support development of compliance information and/or test programs to evaluate the type and degree of hazard of radioactive materials.
    • Experience applying the concepts, standards, and techniques for protection of employees, emergency responders, and the public from the hazards of radioactive materials.
    • Experience applying domestic and international regulations governing the transport of radioactive materials.

    You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have 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.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

    Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    A. Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.

    Or

    B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.

    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

    EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

    PHMSA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, conflict of interest statutes and regulations, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov.  If selected,  you may be required to file a financial disclosure report to determine if a conflict or appearance of a conflict of interest exists between your financial interests and your position with the agency.  You may be prohibited by the conflict of interest statutes and regulations from holding certain financial interests.

    This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.

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

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. 

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package.  If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers.  The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.


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