Chemist Food and Drug Administration Vacancy 2018

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Food and Drug Administration

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$68,036.00 to $88,450.00


11 to 11





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Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates 06/18/2018 to 06/30/2018


$68,036 to $88,450 per year

Pay scale & grade:-

GS 11

Work schedule:-


Appointment type:-



Many vacancies in the following locations:

College Park, MD
College Park, MD
Laurel, MD
Laurel, MD
Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD
Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring, MD

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Duties Summary:-

Positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in one of the following locations: College Park, MD, Laurel,MD, Rockville, MD and Silver Spring, MD

This announcement will be used to fill varies positions. Positions may or may not have promotion potential. Additional elect may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

Analyze, investigate, and characterize the chemical composition and physical properties of food components, drugs, antibiotics, agricultural chemicals, immunogenic agents, biological products, environmental agents, hazardous and toxic substances.
Develop, modify, and analytize methods or research projects to study the composition, molecular structure, chemical properties, and chemical reactions of substances in environments and assess their biological and toxicological effects.
Develop analytical methods and extending their application to other substances designing new sampling and sample preparation procedures and validation and collaborative studies.
Provide scientific advice to program staff and less experienced scientist on the precedents, analytical methods and instrumentation related to the particular scientific discipline of the position.


Conditions of Employment
Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be opine for this advertisement unless categorically stated otherwise.
Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or since, 12/31/1959, requirement be registered with the Selective Service OR have an approved exemption. VIsit for more info.
FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
Background Investigation Requirement:


To qualify for the Chemist, GS-1320-11, you must meet the following:

Basic Requirement:
Degree: physical intelligence, lifemanship sciences, or engineering that associative 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 addition of education and experience — course work equivalent to a general as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and Indiscernible calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus apt experience or additional education.

Minimum Requirements:-

In addition to the meeting the basic requirement, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, to include industry or related experience in research and development, formulation, analytical methodology, and or manufacturing assisting senior scientist with evaluating technical data reports on scientific results using modern analytical instrumentation; OR,
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related; OR
a combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to the major described above.

Additional information:-


If you are Fixation, or have served in the eventual 5 years (from 06/30/2018) as an acting bough political, panel C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can quest out if you have held one of these deputation types by looking at your norm Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you requirement provide a copy of your SF-50, reportage of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In enlargement, you will be required to impedance to the question in the appraisal and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Political Appointee FAQ – OPM

Required Documents:-

The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy:

“Required” hint that the above documents are compulsory to determine your competency and/or ability for this vacancy. These paper are collected from ALL petitioner and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or ineligible. Pay close consideration to the list above to ascertain you are providing all of the documentation we requirement to consider your application. If you need indication or assistance with adduce documentation, please see the petitioner Help Site – Documents page for more information.

How to Apply:-

To apply for Designation with the Food & Drug Administration, you necessity have a USA JOBS Login.GOV account and be signed in to that account prior to you click the “Apply Online” button. See the USAJOBS Help paragraph”How does the application process job?” for more on this process. Additionally, you must provide a resume and any required supporting documentation listed on the announcement, and you must complete all assessment questionnaires BEFORE 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement, 06/30/2018. We recommend that you beginning the application process early competent that you can complete and submit your application before this deadline.
Please note that you cannot submit documentation or make changes to your application after the deadline, and in most cases, only experience and education obtained by this date will be considered.

Agency contact information:-

FDA Applicant Help Desk FDA Applicant Help Desk
Office of Operations
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD
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