HEALTH PHYSICIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Dec 12, 2018
Closes
Dec 20, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

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


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft.
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license is required.
  • Will be required to participate in training and obtain job-related certifications such as DOT, HAZWOPER, HAZWASTE, and/or RPM.
  • May be required to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Force during exercises or in the event of an actual emergency. Work may involve carrying equipment (up to 45 pounds) and exposure to hazards.
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
  • This position meets the professional exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.207).
  • My be required to serve a probationary period
  • Per National Defense Authorization ACT (NDAA) of (FY) 2017, Section 111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 Day waiver package
  • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    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
    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.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    GS-11
    On year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 Level. Examples involve Projects within the element involved conventional and unconventional aspects of environmental programs, and situations encountered generally fall within state-of-the-art, but often involve a combination of varied and complex features requiring the resolution of problems and to modify or extend standard techniques. OR a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. J.B., if related, OR a combination of education and experience.

    GS-12 One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Level. Examples involve professional knowledge and abilities applicable to a wide range of environmental physical science, environmental engineering, or health physics duties (i.e. The National Environmental Policy Act, Natural Resources regulations, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Toxic Substances and Control Act, and the Clean Air Act). OR a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., J.B., if related, OR combination of education and experience.

    GS-13 One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 12 Level. Examples involve knowledge and skill to provdie staff advisory, planning and reviewing services and make recomendations on specific environmental management programs within assigned project/program areas. OR a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., J.B., if related, OR combination of education and experience.

    GS-14 One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 13 Level. Examples involve knowledge and skill to conduct surveys and studies recommending the construction of new facilities or the modification of existing facilities based on consideration of economy and engineering feasibility. Specialized knowledge and skill to make pollution surveys requiring special field and laboratory studies. OR a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., J.B., or related, OR combination of education and experience.

    GS-15 On year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 14 Level. Examples involve ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and monitor environmental facilities or projects so as to assure compliance with applicable objective, standard, and requirements. OR a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., J.B., or related, OR combination of education and experience.

    AND
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/health-physics-series-1306/


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of health physics principles, practices, techniques, and procedures to effectively perform project development, execution, training, and advisory services.
    2. Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and other guidance to make decisions and recommendations concerning assigned and/or integration principles and practices; and health, safety, and security practices.
    3. Skill to integrate in an interdisciplinary team of professionals to include public health specialist, physical scientists, biological scientist, environmental engineers, regulators, and other governmental officials, and community groups.
    4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy. Communicate with a technical and lay community which may be either supportive or antagonistic.
    5. Knowledge and skill required to resolve environmental problems that require the investigation of radiation contamination or other questionable conditions.
    6. Ability to assist in identifying problems and provide necessary technical support to resolves issues. Must be capable of assisting with economic analysis to determine the feasibility of acquisitions and determine the most economical means of satisfying organizational regulatory requirements.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


    For Direct Hire (DHA) Positions:
    These positions are to filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority Certain STEM Positions for grades GS 11-15. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Positions are located Air Force-Wide and may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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    Tax Law Impact for PCS:
    On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

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

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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    Drug test required No


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