Chemist, DR-1320-2/3/4
Department of the Air Force - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL): Lead, Discover, Develop, Deliver

The Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. AFRL traces its roots back to the vision of early airpower leaders who understood science as the key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of our people to realize this vision has helped create the world's best air, space and cyberspace.

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These positions are being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and are for anticipated vacancies.

Positions may be filled at the DR-02, DR-03, or DR-04 level.

The pay band equivalencies are as follows:

DR-02 is equivalent to GS-12 - GS-13

DR-03 is equivalent to GS-14

DR-04 is equivalent to GS-15

Basic Pay Range DR-02: $59,481-$93,400
Basic Pay Range DR-03: $82,094-$116,013
Basic Pay Range DR-04: $104,707-$129,517

Pay will vary by pay band and geographic location.

This is a public notice and may be used to fill anticipated permanent, temporary or term vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations as vacancies occur during the open period.

Modified Term, Term, and Temporary appointments may be extended without further announcement. A modified term appointment may be non-competitively converted to a career appointment.

Your application material will only be reviewed for vacancies received by the closing date of this public notice which match your desired geographic locations, experiences and competencies. After the closing date you will no longer receive consideration for this public notice.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Must obtain/maintain appropriate security clearance required for position
  • A 3-year probationary period is required for permanent positions
  • This is a Public Notice for anticipated vacanies

DUTIES: MAJOR DUTIES:

1320-Chemist: This series includes all positions involving work that requires full professional education and training in the field of chemistry. This work includes the investigation, analysis, and interpretation of the composition, molecular structure, and properties of substances, the transformations which they undergo, and the amounts of matter and energy included in these transformations. This work includes the investigation, analysis, and interpretation of the composition, physical and chemical properties, molecular structure and chemical reactions of substances; the prediction of transformation they undergo; and the amount of matter and energy included in these transformations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower pay band or equivalent. Specialized experience must include experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization and as described in the MAJOR DUTIES section.

To view qualifying education requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

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Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1300/1320.htm

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE

: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. FOREIGN EDUCATION SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS : Click here

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

§ The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

§ Employee is expected to meet Continuing Acquisition Education requirements.

§ The work may require the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.

§ This may/may not be a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participateion in random drug testing.

§ Employee may be required to work overtime; other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

§ T he selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450), prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.

A 1-year supervisory probationary period is required, if applicable. All newly-assigned first-level supervisors are required to complete Mandatory Supervisory Training (MST) within 120-days of assignment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: How You Will Be Evaluated: Applicants will be evaluated as qualified based on an assessment of the candidate's experience and competencies against criteria derived through a job analysis of the duties.

Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience or related education as reflected in their resume and supporting documents. Candidates are encouraged to ensure work experience clearly shows possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position, and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

BENEFITS: Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) : For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here .

Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Internal applicants will require a new appointment.

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