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Grade: 07

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Research Chemist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in LIFE SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering along with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-07: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Research Chemist, GS-07, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 FULL YEAR OF GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in physical science, life science or engineering with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my CLASS STANDING. I graduated in the UPPER THIRD of my class or major university subdivision.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in physical science, life science or engineering with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a CUMULATIVE UNDERGRADUATE GPA of 2.95 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 YEARS of education.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in physical science, life science or engineering with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a GPA of 2.95 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 in courses completed during the FINAL TWO YEARS of the curriculum.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in physical science, life science or engineering with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a GPA of 3.45 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in my MAJOR field.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in physical science, life science or engineering with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA). I have a GPA of 3.45 OR HIGHER out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in my MAJOR field during the FINAL TWO YEARS of the curriculum.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in physical science, life science or engineering with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS and SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT demonstrated by my election to membership in a NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC HONOR SOCIETY.
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-05 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-05 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
3 I have written about research findings and recommendations in: Answer to this question is required
  • Project status summaries
  • Technical reports
  • Memoranda
  • Correspondence
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
4 I have provided briefing to the following audiences concerning project status, findings to date, problems and recommendations: Answer to this question is required
  • Managers
  • Supervisory officials
  • Scientists
  • Industry officials
  • People with non-technical backgrounds
  • I do not meet any of the choices above

Grade: 09

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Research Chemist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in LIFE SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering along with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Research Chemist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
3 I have written about research findings and recommendations in: Answer to this question is required
  • Project status summaries
  • Technical reports
  • Memoranda
  • Correspondence
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
4 I have provided briefing to the following audiences concerning project status, findings to date, problems and recommendations: Answer to this question is required
  • Managers
  • Supervisory officials
  • Scientists
  • Industry officials
  • People with non-technical backgrounds
  • I do not meet any of the choices above

Grade: All Grades

1 To meet the eligibility requirements for the Recent Graduates Program, select the option that best describes your educational background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years.
  • I am a preference eligible veteran who was unable to apply within two years of earning my degree due to military obligation, but have earned a qualifying degree within the past six years.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 I have performed the following tasks related to chemical analysis: Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared environmental samples for analysis
  • I have analyzed environmental samples to determine organic contaminants
  • I have analyzed environmental samples to determine inorganic contaminants
  • I have used the 500 Series (drinking water) method
  • I have used the 600 Series (wastewater) method
  • I have used the 3500 Series (RCRA SW-846) method
  • I have used the 8000 Series (RCRA SW-846) method
  • I have used the SOM01.1 Series Contract Laboratory Programs (CLP) method
  • I have used the 200 series (water) method
  • I have used the 3000 series (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - RCRA SW-846) method
  • I have used the 6000 series (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - RCRA SW-846) method
  • I have used the ISM01 Series Contract Laboratory Programs (CLP) method
  • I do not have any of the above experiences
3 I have experience in the following areas of drinking water standards: Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated drinking water standards.
  • I have implemented drinking water standards.
  • I have enforced drinking water standards.
  • None of the above.
4 I have performed the following tasks in the laboratory and/or field to support research projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared a research plan addressing technical aspects of the plan
  • Prepared a research plan addressing administrative aspects of the plan
  • Monitored a wide range of laboratory experiments
  • Monitored a wide range of field experiments
  • Performed sample analysis on sophisticated/specialized instrumentation
  • Performed data collection
  • Performed quality control
  • Performed data analysis
  • Performed evaluation of results of a study
  • Prepared briefs of the study results for scientists
  • Assisted in development of the final products
  • None of the above
5 I have prepared technical or scientific written correspondence, documents and/or reports for the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Peers and/or teams
  • Supervisors and/or managers
  • High level officials
  • State, local and/or tribal agencies
  • None of the above
6 Select the instrumentation you have used to independently conduct chemical analysis of environmental samples in a professional laboratory or research setting (i.e., outside of the classroom). Answer to this question is required
  • Ion Chromatograph (IC)
  • UV/Visible Spectrometer
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS)
  • Atomic Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (AFS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer (ICP-AES)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Mass Spectrometer coupled with either Gas Chromatograph (GC) or High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) (GC-MS or HPLC-MS)
  • High Resolution Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (HRGC/MS)
  • Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer-Mass Spectrometer (LC/MS/MS)
  • Time Of Flight (TOF) Mass Spectrometer
  • High-resolution Mass Spectrometer
  • Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Infrared Spectroscopy (IR), or RAMAN
  • Cold Vapor Mercury Analyzer (CVAA)
  • Atomic Fluorescence Mercury Analyzer
  • Segmented Flow AutoAnalyzer/Colorimeter
  • Gas Chromatograph coupled with flame ionization detector
  • Gas Chromatograph coupled with an electron capture detector
  • None of the above
7 I have experience in the daily operations of a laboratory including the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Ordering supplies
  • Ordering equipment
  • Maintaining inventories
  • Ensuring compliance with laboratory safety
  • Ensuring quality assurance guidelines are met
  • None of the above
8 I have quality assurance experience in the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing policies
  • Reviewing procedures
  • Reviewing quality assurance project plans
  • Reviewing standard operating procedures
  • Reviewing work products
  • None of the above
9 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Are you aware that all applicants, including current EPA employees, must submit transcripts as part of your application package as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Failure to submit transcripts will be considered an incomplete application and it will be rated ineligible. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No