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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

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-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Research Chemist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 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 do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the responses that describe the areas of chemistry in which you have worked or trained: Answer to this question is required
  • General organic chemistry
  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Physical-organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Other chemistry, including polymer chemistry
  • Chemical nomenclature conventions
  • I have not trained or worked in any of the above
2 Select the instrumentation you have used to independently conduct chemical and/or molecular analysis of samples in a laboratory or research setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Ion Chromatograph (IC)
  • High-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC)
  • UV/Visible Spectrometer
  • HPLC coupled with Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer (HPLC/ICP/MS)
  • Gas Chromatograph (GC)
  • Mass Spectrometer coupled with either Gas Chromatograph (GC) or High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) (GC-MS or HPLC-MS)
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometer with HPLC or GC
  • Liquid Chromatograph Mass with triple quadrupole Spectrometer (LC/MS/MS)
  • None of the above
3 Select the responses that describe your experience with scientific and/or engineering data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing scientific and/or engineering data.
  • I have experience interpreting scientific and/or engineering data.
  • I have experience evaluating scientific and/or engineering data.
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following best describes your experience in analyzing experimental data and interpreting them in the context of experimental hypotheses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed a hypothesis and have analyzed and interpreted research findings in the context of that hypothesis
  • I have analyzed experimental results in the context of an experimental hypothesis
  • I have developed hypotheses to be proven or disproved by the results from experimental studies
  • I have developed experimental data to address a hypothesis
  • I have no experience in this area
5 Please select the responses that describe your experience in writing technical information on a scientific issue. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not written a paper or report on a scientific issue.
  • I have co-authored a technical report on a scientific issue.
  • I have authored a technical report on a scientific issue.
  • I have co-authored a paper on a scientific issue published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
  • I have been a principal author of a paper on a scientific issue published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
6 I have published peer-reviewed research articles, or peer-reviewed reports: Answer to this question is required
  • As the primary author in my specialty
  • As the co-author in my specialty
  • As the primary or co-author in other areas
  • I have not published
7 Select the responses that describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Monitored the status of a unit's work
  • Evaluated unit’s progress toward completion of milestones
  • Reviewed completed work to see that instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
8 I have worked on a team to: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop a product, recommendation or strategy
  • Develop a work plan
  • Develop and implement operational changes
  • Solve technical challenges
  • Accomplish major components of a research program
  • Derive an innovative solution to a problem
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
9 I have presented research results at: Answer to this question is required
  • National scientific meetings and conferences
  • International scientific meetings and conferences
  • Local meetings or conferences
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
10 I have conducted briefings, meetings, or seminars to present the following information to technical audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • Technical or scientific data
  • Research results
  • Future directions of research
  • Resource needs for research
  • None of the above
11 Have you analyzed scientific data and/or prepared technical reports based on scientific information? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 I have performed the following tasks in the laboratory and/or field to support research projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Data collection
  • Data manipulation
  • Independent analysis and techniques
  • Review of standard guidelines
  • Adaptation of guidelines
  • None of the above
13 I have done the following in a research setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Developed new methodology
  • Modified existing approaches/methodology
  • Added a new analytical capability not previously available to the laboratory
  • Improved the productivity of the laboratory
  • None of the above
14 Select the contract management tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Written a scope of work or responded to a government scope of work
  • Prepared an independent cost estimate
  • Prepared a budget plan
  • Prepared or reviewed and evaluated proposed contract work plans
  • Monitored and evaluated outputs
  • Prepared vouchers or approved payments
  • Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor
  • Closed out and archived a project
  • Served as Project Officer or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative or equivalent position in a non-government organization
  • Issued bilateral modifications
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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