Posted in Other 30 days ago.
Type: Full Time
* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position is located in Region 5, Laboratory Services and Applied Science Division, Analytical Services Branch, Chicago, IL. For more information on this office, visit their website: Region 5If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesAt the entry level of this position, you will:* Prepare, analyze and evaluate environmental samples for the determination of contaminants and chemical parameters* Interpret and evaluate data to determine its significance* Implement and adhere to Laboratory Quality Control system requirements* Modify and validate methods* Provide technical assistance based on the analysis of environmental samplesWhen entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.Travel Required25% or less - You may be required to travel 25 percent or less per month.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential12* Job family (Series)1320 Chemistry* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. citizen.* If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.* Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).* EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.Participation in the medical monitoring program is required.You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).QualificationsYou need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as performing chemical analysis on environmental samples and reporting on data interpretation findings- OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described above.Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:* Knowledge of chemical contaminants and parameters to analyze environmental samples and interpret data.* Skill in using laboratory instruments (e.g. gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer) and scientific equipment.* Knowledge of chemistry based qualify control procedures and requirements.* Knowledge of federal, state, local, an/or tribal environment regulations, policies, and requirements associated with inspection, enforcement and compliance.* Skill in written communication.* Skill in oral communicationExperience 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.If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.EducationA bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university inCHEMIST GS-1320You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: 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 a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included the described course work.As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.