[ES_JOBS_NET] Physical Scientist, analytical chemistry, DOI, VA
christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 12:18:34 MDT 2018
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
Salary: $81,548 (Step 01) to $106,012 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to
the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
As a Physical Scientist within the Project Laboratories Branch (PLB), some
of your specific duties will include:
* Manages laboratories that conduct common services for analytical
chemistry in the Water Mission Area.
* Maintains and operates analytical instruments in a laboratory,
including GS-MC, LC-MS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, IC, TOC and HPLC.
* Prepares and analyzes samples for inorganic and organic chemicals,
processes data accurately into USGS databases, and reviews results for
quality following quality management systems requirements.
* Participates in scientific investigations and monitoring studies
which collect biochemical and geochemical data on water, sediments and (or)
Conditions of Employment
* Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
* Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background
* Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year trial period.
* More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other
This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close
at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached
regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any
application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the
application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are
strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time
of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this
announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents
will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.
Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
* A background investigation will be required for this position.
Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful
completion of a background security investigation and favorable
adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be
grounds for termination.
* Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be
communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email
address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should
your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in
the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our
For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on
whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please
click on the following:
In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants
must meet the following to qualify for the GS-12 level: One year of
appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the
duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at
least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the
applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully
the duties of the position.
Examples of such experience may include planning and executing complex
physical science studies, which usually involved intensive investigations
into recognized phenomena. This work typically involved conventional methods
and techniques though it required going beyond clear precedents, and
required adapting methods to the problems at hand and interpreting findings
in terms of their scientific significance. At this level, physical
scientists have the ability to independently perform scientific work of
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the
position by the closing date of the announcement.
* 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.
* Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United
States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide
acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that
received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For
more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:
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