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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Supervisory Research Chemist, ZP-1320-4 (Direct Hire) in Boulder, Colorado

Summary

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior tosubmitting your application for consideration.

This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL), with one vacancy in Boulder, CO.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Research Chemist, you will perform the following duties: Serve as principle researcher preparing, coordinating and directing the implementation of a research program or project, defining technical problems requiring study and/or solution. Provide responsibility for all aspects and phases of the research work including: planning and conducting experiments; collecting analyzing and interpreting data; drawing conclusions.

Assist with formulating annual program budgets within the Laboratory and communicate with Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) program leaders concerning their program funding and spending expectations and requirements.

Serve as supervisor planning and distributing work to be accomplished by subordinates; set and adjust short and long-term priorities and prepares schedules for the completion of work. Find ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work and evaluates the work performance of subordinates and provide technical oversight and instruction, and establish performance standards.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

Must be suitable for Federal employment.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)

Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

This position requires a Moderate Risk Security Clearance.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

The full performance level of the position is ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-14.

Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do notapply to this Public Notice.* A three year supervisory period may be required.* Payment of relocation expensesisnotauthorized.* This positionisnotin the bargaining unit.NOTE:*This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Supervisory Research Chemist, ZP-1320-4 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g. within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified.Transcripts must be submitted with your application package.You MUST meet one of the following basic education requirements:

To qualify for the 1320 series:

EDUCATION:

A. Degree: 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

B. Combination of education and experience: course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.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.

To qualify at the ZP-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Performing atmospheric chemistry research related to climate and air quality; and

Preparing and delivering presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Education

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

Additional Information

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have met the minimumqualifications for the position. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at:Employee Guide to Career TransitionCTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate ofExpected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similarnotice).

A copy of your SF-50“Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and dutylocation;

A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;

A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;

A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

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