Chemist Job Description Sample
The individual's primary responsibility will involve testing potential materials and development novel of materials for Aerospace Transparencies. The chosen candidate will need experience that will aid them in quickly developing working knowledge in adhesives, sealants, resins, urethanes, high clarity and uniform optics, impact resistant materials and related manufacturing process implementation. The candidate is expected to be able to utilize their experiences to identify, propose and execute new developments to expand PPG's Aerospace Transparency capabilities.
Prior experience with transparent materials, polymers, functional materials, plastic forming/extrusion and/or analytical characterization is advantageous. Person should also demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, independently seek solutions, ask questions as needed, and work well across all levels of employees from operators to upper management. Peer-reviewed publications, grant writing, Lean and Six Sigma tools, aerospace or military research, composite materials development, and product to market experience are highly desirable. Passion for profitable technical innovation, communication, timely project execution and ability to work well in a team environment are essential skills.
Responsible for the development of new materials, substitute materials, and new processes for use in transparency manufacturing and operations.
Provide subject domain expertise on materials and processes failures.
Lead development of new materials from ideation to development and launch into manufacturing.
Create material and application process specifications.
Communicate technical advice to internal and external Customers.
Keep abreast of new developments in the appropriate scientific fields.
Provide leadership on root cause analysis for production issues encountered in scale-up and manufacturing of products in subject domain.
Expected to independently lead projects with variable team member backgrounds.
Demonstrates strong communication skills at all levels through report writing, presentations, asking questions and seeking information where needed.
Performs experiments to develop new products for urethanes, polymers, composites and/or other business driven needs.
Shows good record keeping methods and submits weekly and monthly reports on time.
Is a good team member and supports others where needed and possible.
Uses appropriate analytical tools for tasks. For example, utilize: DOE, Capability Analysis, ANOVA to problem solve or improve development.
Introduces improvements and/or product development alone or with teams with a potential benefit to company of >$200k per year in revenue or improved profitability.
Capability of operating and guiding others in use of analytical equipment necessary for job.
Experimental and laboratory bench skills with success in developing new skills in order to solve problems and advance product technology independently.
Demonstrates a desire to take on new projects and supports where needed.
Gets authorization before starting tasks and asks questions before continuing with an unclear assignment.
Active participation in 6S (organization and safety) activities.
Ability to complete tasks within a reasonable and agreed upon schedule.
Follows all procedures and safety requirements
Candidate should have at least a PhD in Materials, Polymers, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent. Candidates with higher degrees may also be considered and would be paid commensurately with their degree. Background with resin chemistry development preferable.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a polymer R&D environment is preferred. The experience should include:
Execution of multiple technology developments from ideation, development, scale-up and support in manufacturing
Knowledge and experience with resin formulation development, particularly urethane based chemistry
Thorough understanding of maintaining safety in a lab environment
Ability to present and communicate with a broad audience, including: upper management, scientists, engineers and operators
Relevant software skills, which may include: Six Sigma software (JMP/Minitab); advanced Microsoft Office / spreadsheet / presentation software skills; literature search software (Endnote, SciFinder, ChemFinder Mendeley, Docear, etc.); project management software (Microsoft Project, JIRA etc.)
Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you'll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work, and we easily stand apart from our competition. We're constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!
The Process Chemist conducts research, analysis, and experimentation on compounds and raw materials, for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and improvement of analytical methodologies by performing the following duties:
Develops and modifies formulas, processes, and methods for solution of technical problems
Monitors the quality of rubber compounds, calendered and extruded components, and raw material
Conducts processing trials at mixers, extruders, calenders, tire building machines, or curing presses
Conducts evaluations of new raw materials
Suggests and/or implements new processes to improve manufacturing operations
Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests
Assists in finding and implementing solutions for tire conditions
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering OR related field
1-5 years of Industrial experience
Rubber & plastic processing or compounding experience
Must be able to lift and move up to 30lbs
Good problem solving skills
Analytically and mathematically capable
Open to flexible hours/days based on work demand
Manufacturing environment familiarity
Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.
The Downstream segment has global manufacturing and marketing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses (Fuels, Lubricants, and Petrochemicals).
We aim to run safe and reliable operations across all our businesses, supported by leading brands and technologies, to deliver high-quality products and services that meet our customers' needs.
Disciplined execution of our strategy is helping improve our underlying performance, capture opportunities for further growth, generate attractive returns and create a more resilient business that is better able to withstand a range of market conditions; and create opportunities for future growth.
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Job Profile Summary
LIMS Administrator role exists to provide technical support to the Laboratory at the BP Toledo Refinery, mainly in the technical administration for the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The Chemist
LIMS Specialist role will perform analytical tests for routine and non-routine samples as required and supports the Safety Program and the QA Program of the Lab. In addition, the Chemist/LIMS Specialist assists the Lab Management Staff on the implementation of advance technology, serves as a mentor for Chemists and lab technicians and perform other related activities. This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required to provide support for your area job requirements.
The role is also responsible for supporting sample analysis and data provision, using basic technical capabilities to assist with the optimisation of new and existing analytical methods, own the maintenance and upkeep of various analytical instrumentation, write and validate analytical procedures and certify experimental conclusions to provide product quality assurance and process optimisation.
Responsible for health, safety and environmental performance and awareness in area of responsibility to achieve the goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no harm to the environment. Investigates accidents and near-misses as per required. Prepares and conducts safety meetings. Participates in all refinery safety programs and coordinates laboratory participation.
Ensure that test methods used are technically founded by using established test methods, which include ASTM or similar industry accepted organizations
In addition, the Chemist assists Lab Management Staff on implementation of advance technology and other activities.
Write/maintain analytical test methods for samples
Support Lab Technicians on technical issues as needed.
Develop, write, and update analytical tests methods according to business needs
Perform sample analyses as directed by lab management.
Investigate data quality issues
Install, validate and commission the analytical instrumentation
Maintain and repair the analytical instrumentation
Monitor/perform required instrument calibrations for ensuring accuracy of the data produced for the instruments
Monitor the quality control elements of the designated area(s) to ensure high quality data.
Support LIMS system upgrades
Maintain/support LIMS (calculated values, profiles, specifications, tests and determinants)
Create/modify/maintain LIMS/PI (XIQDH) interface
Maintain value added applications such as; Refinery off-spec notification program, CERMON, DIVA
Responsible for adherence to and improvement of established quality processes
Support operating unit performance tests to improve operations which may include special sampling and testing
Communicate and engage the laboratory staff in safety awareness
Participate as a trainer (classroom and on the job) to lab chemists and lab technicians in the assigned laboratory areas when required. This includes any of the training phases
Support the Toledo Refinery ISO 14001 certification which includes completing test method audits and quality action notifications
Coordinate the communication for off-specification products and refinery intermediate streams
Cross-train and maintain expertise appropriate to support broader chemist group and to backfill for other chemist positions and supervisor positions
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Science-Related Degree with Chemistry emphasis
Required Experience and
Minimum 3 years' experience in Laboratory, preferably in a refinery or like industry setting.
Ability for developing and executing lab instrumentation projects. This includes the installation, validation, troubleshooting, operation, training, etc.
Demonstrate ability for learning new advance technology
Maintain awareness of new technology developments and best practices to enhance lab efficiency and safe operation
Analyzing problems and troubleshooting; systematically determine the root cause(s) of problems through questioning and inspecting, and then identify the best course of action to take
The ability to multitask while performing job tasks, without being distracted
Assist in HAZOPs, MOC's, Incident Investigations, and Job Safety Analysis
Identify and assess safety hazards
Experience with BAYTEK LIMS system
Practical experience administering the LIMS system
Ability to understand the functionality of LIMS in order to make modifications to profiles, scheduler and other elements of this system
Create/execute SQL scripts for data extraction and reporting
Ability to perform diagnostic and repair of sophisticated lab instrumentation required
Ability to perform equipment calibrations and performance monitoring checks to ensure accurate results
Excel VBA programming experience preferred
Experience with lab instruments
No Relocation Assistance Offered
74150 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States
The Chemist is responsible for performing chemical and physical testing on raw materials, work-in-process and finished product samples to ensure quality and safety of consumers.
Under minimal supervision performs / reviews analytical testing of Raw Materials, Work-In-Process, Finished Products for product approval and releases
Performs physical and chemical testing in accordance with standard procedures, utilizing wet-chemistry and basic instrumental techniques.
Maintains accurate, up-to-date and concise laboratory notebooks and records
Works as a member of the Laboratory Team to complete all required tasks in a timely manner
Understand and precisely follows Standard Operating Procedures, global methods, local methods and published standard or compendia methods i.e. USP, AOCS, ASTM
Provides training to employees on new and existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Provides support to the Operations personnel with analytical equipment and testing procedures.
Capable of operating and performing basic troubleshooting on analytical instruments (HPLC, Autotitrator, Karl Fischer, NIR, UV-Vis and FTIR)
Responsible for daily/monthly instrument calibrations to ensure all instruments are working properly
Support laboratory equipment validations by executing or assisting vendors with Installation Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ) and Performance Qualifications (PQ) protocols
Assist the manufacturing site with product, equipment, and Cleaning & Sanitizing (C&S) validations by performing all required tests in a timely manner
Participates on Out of Specification (OOS) investigations to collect the necessary samples and information to complete Laboratory Investigation Reports (LIR)
Supports, maintains and reviews data to identify trends and draw conclusions
Understands and applies basic laboratory safety instructions, reagent handling precautions, and disposal of chemical waste according to local environmental regulations.
Associate's degree in Chemistry with at least 2 years' experience in an Analytical laboratory
Working knowledge and practical experience with cGMP and FDA regulations in a chemistry laboratory environment
Familiar with quality systems (i.e Laboratory Investigation Reports (LIR), Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA), calibration, validation, change control, etc.)
Good team player with strong relationship building skills
Communicate Effectively - Clearly and simply expresses ideas and concepts
Ability to gather relevant information efficiently and apply logic in solving problems and making decisions; using data to support recommendations; weighing risks and predicting benefits and costs.
Ability to plan, prioritize and adapt to circumstances as needed
Set a positive example for conducting business in an ethical manner, managing stress, and creating a pleasant and balanced work environment.
Proficient knowledge of computer and computer software: Excel, Word, Power Point, Etc.
This position requires a 12 hour shift and flexibility across shifts to provide manufacturing coverage of 24 hours 7 days a week
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related sciences major
2+ years of experience in an Analytical laboratory
1+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic or consumer products industries.
Experience with common Analytical Laboratory instrumentation (i.e. HPLC, NIR, Autotitrators, Karl Fischer, UV-Vis and FTIR)
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.
Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.
For more information about Colgate's global business, visit the Company's web site at
This position performs screening tests to identify congenital disorders in newborns as part of Wisconsin's Newborn Screening Program. The techniques relevant to this position include, but are not limited to, enzymatic assays, gel electrophoresis, immunoassays, and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In conjunction with other professionals in the program, this position assists with pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing, including reporting of screening test results. The position functions under general supervision and direction of the Chemist Supervisor.
The person in this position is expected to model and use the tools and principles of quality assurance in their daily work. This person must demonstrate exceptional professionalism by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with directors, supervisors, coworkers, and all customers.
The person must use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit and the organization. Participation in continuous learning through professional development activities is also expected.
List of Duties
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry Biology, Medical Technology or related field is required.
An official or copy of an official, transcript will be required prior to an offer of employment. (Applicants with degrees from foreign institutions must have the transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/ and the applicant is responsible for all costs associated with that evaluation).
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Experience in a clinical laboratory is preferred.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry; Knowledge of high performance liquid chromatography; Knowledge of enzymatic assays; Knowledge of mass spectrometry; Knowledge of quality control principles; Knowledge of quality assurance; Knowledge of method validation; Knowledge of mathematical functions and ratios; Knowledge of laboratory safety and handling of chemicals, biological samples and laboratory equipment; Knowledge of newborn screening blood collection techniques and precautions; Knowledge of computer operation principles; Use of quality principles and tools; Effective team skills; Effective customer service skills; Interpersonal skills; Ability to effectively teach and communicate with students and staff; Effective writing skills; As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.
A522030-WI STATE LAB OF HYGIENE/CLINICAL CHEM/NEONAT SCR
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $43,871 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including at least one supervisor.
If you have questions, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Heather Sauer, 608-890-1152.
The Chemist job position performs routine and non-routine testing on refinery process and finished product samples, working in a team environment with minimal supervision. Testing requires the use of various reagents/chemicals as well as a variety of sophisticated lab equipment. Chemists will be required to perform minor maintenance and calibration of their equipment and to apply mid-level trouble shooting skills to resolve analytical issues. The Bench Chemist is required to work a non-routine schedule which includes weekends and holidays as well as participate in the overtime on an on-call rotation.
Perform routine and non-routine testing on plant production and finished product samples.
Run tests using various reagents/chemicals as well as a variety of sophisticated lab equipment.
Perform calibrations and minor maintenance.
Report and perform special and routine tasks/analysis using practices and procedures controlled by precedent and well-defined policy, recognizing scope, limits and errors.
Create and authenticate calibration standards and controls.
Identify and resolve equipment and testing problems.
Assist in training fellow chemists and hourly personnel on equipment and/or procedures as required.
Bachelor's Degree in a science related field such as Organic or Analytical Chemistry preferred
Basic knowledge of lab testing techniques, lab safety and lab standards and solutions are required
Prior knowledge in lab quality systems, LIMS and previous refinery experience is preferred
Must be able to work a rotating schedule with weekends, holidays and overtime.
The Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a Chemist position at the Agricultural Sciences Division Laboratory Bureau located in Bozeman.
At the Department of Agriculture, our mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. We manage more than 30 programs, from marketing and business development to licensing and regulating activities to protecting agricultural producers. https://agr.mt.gov/
We're looking for a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our staff at the Laboratory Bureau (Lab). The Lab provides analytical testing services in support of Montana Department of Agriculture programs and the MSU Agriculture Experiment Station. The ideal candidate is a strong team player who enjoys a variety of work including sample prep, bench work, instrument analysis and data review.
Essential Functions and
Routine label claim analyses on feed, fertilizer and pet food
Pesticide residue analysis on water, soil, plant and other materials
Operating a wide range of laboratory instruments including LCMSMS, GCMSMS, ICP-OES, LC-UV and combustion analyzer
Routine maintenance of instruments
Data processing, review and reporting
Method development and validation
Conform to lab QA/QC practices and safety policies
Required Position Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in analytical chemistry or related field
3 years' experience working in an analytical laboratory setting
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis
To be considered for the position, applicants must submit the following information online, through the State of Montana Career Site:
A cover letter addressing why you are interested in the position.
Successful applicant(s) are required to pass all Department of Agriculture specific background check(s) relevant to each position.
For a detailed job description, please email Jen.Downing@mt.gov
SENIOR STAFF FELLOW – Glycoconjugate Vaccines
Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR)
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic is recruiting to fill a Senior Staff Fellow position to serve as a Principal Investigator in the Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides (LBP). The LBP hosts a diverse group of principal investigators actively engaged in research relating to encapsulated bacterial pathogens and related model systems. In addition to laboratory research, the candidate will perform regulatory review of licensed and investigational vaccines that target encapsulated pathogens.
The Principle Investigator (service track or tenured equivalent) will develop an independent research program in chemical biology of glycoconjugates. The research program will be within the Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides with the goal of using recombinant technologies, metabolic engineering and/ synthetic biology as tools to improve the understanding of glycoconjugate vaccine synthesis and immunology.
This position will be filled through the Service Fellowship program. The appointment is for up to four years with opportunities for renewal.
Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) only. No previous Federal experience is required. Appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service, and there is no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals rights.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (M.D., D.V.M., etc.) with no less than 3 years of post-doctoral research experience in chemical biology, biochemistry, or a related field. The candidate will have demonstrated state-of-the-art research interests related to metabolic engineering and chemical biology of glycoconjugates, with direct relevance to development of therapeutics and bacterial vaccines; an outstanding publication record and research productivity; exceptional written and oral communication skills, with experience in scientific critique; and clear evidence of leadership potential. Applicants must also demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements for the Chemistry, RG-1320 occupational series to be considered.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
For further information, visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.
SALARY: Salary commensurate with education/experience.
LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD
HOW TO APPLY: Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae and supporting documentation to Willie Vann at email@example.com.
Supporting documentation may include: brief summary of research accomplishments and interests, and names/contact information of three references. Applications will be accepted through August 24, 2019. Please reference Job Code: OVRR-19-03-ACS.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the job opportunity announcement closes on (08/24/2019), your application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position.
See the USAJOBS help article "What is the difference between eligibility and qualifications?" for more information. If you are referred to the hiring manager, you may be contacted at their discretion for an interview.
Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
One-year probationary period may be required.
Background and/or Security investigation required.
This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service, and there is no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals rights.
If applicant is an U.S. Citizen, males born on, or after, December 31st, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an approved exemption. Visit www.SSS.gov for more info.
Prohibited financial interest restrictions may apply. For additional information on the prohibited financial interests, please visit the FDA Ethics and Integrity Office website at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/Ethics/default.htm.
Bachelor's Degree in chemistry with 0+ years of experience
Demonstrated technical writing skills
Ability to communicate effectively and work with others as part of a project team
Course work or experience in environmental chemistry, environmental science is desirable
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and at least one writing sample, uploaded to SRC's website during the application process
Security Clearance Requirements:
Must be a U.S. Citizen. Applicants selected will be subject to a background verification and drug screen.
SRC, Inc. is currently seeking an entry-level chemist for a non-laboratory position in our Arlington, VA, office. This scientist will review chemistry and environmental fate data and contribute to the development of hazard characterizations, risk assessments, and related reports in our Environmental Health Analysis business area. This is an office-based position that will support various programs for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and related agencies. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and successful organization, continuing to build on SRC's reputation as an important contributor in our nation's efforts to respond to emergencies and to protect our people and environment. SRC has been named on the 2018 list of Best Places to Work in Virginia and is committed to providing a positive, supportive, and healthy work environment.
Extract and summarize information from scientific studies on properties, uses and environmental effects of chemicals
Identify technical information, including product chemistry, reactivity, environmental effects, regulatory history or other attributes of chemicals in commerce.
Assess reliability of scientific data
Populate information systems with data related to the properties and environmental effects of chemicals
Interact closely with other SRC scientists and SRC's clients
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You will serve as a CHEMIST in the DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.
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- Duties and responsibilities vary and increase according to grade level.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
May be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Positions may be in any DAWIA Career Field at Level I, II, or III.
This position may be designated Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). You must be a member of the Acquisition Corps, become a member, or obtain a waiver at the time of selection and sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) may be required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
May be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. Those selected for a supervisory position will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
Position selected for may or may not be under a bargaining unit.
Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.
In addition to the basic education requirements, applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
FOR THE GS-07: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education OR you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector Conducting chemical tests using a variety of industry standard instruments and samples; Applying various science disciplines such as mathematics, physics, and electronics to aid in resolving problems; and Analyzing testing results for compliance with established guidelines OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year.
FOR THE GS-09: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector Certifying chemical screening data for accuracy and reliability; Interpreting laboratory test results for quality control and reporting purposes; and Initiating corrective action for identified screening result discrepancies OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.
FOR THE GS-11: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector Investigating, analyzing, and interpreting the composition, physical and chemical properties, molecular structure and chemical reactions of substances; Working with teams of chemists and other experts to research, develop, and report on chemical formulas; and Properly file and report laboratory testing results. OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.
FOR THE GS-12: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector Investigating, analyzing, and interpreting the composition, molecular structure, and properties of substances, the transformations which they undergo, and the amounts of matter and energy included in these transformations; Predicting the transformation substances undergo; and Predicting the amount of matter and energy included in these transformations.
FOR THE GS-13: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector Conducting chemical analyses and experiments to develop new knowledge, materials, processes, and products; Plan, coordinate, and direct programs for research, product development, improvement of processes, or analysis and testing of substances; Coordinate research analysis activities according to applicable government regulations, processes, and local requirements; and Interpret results of laboratory activities to laboratory personnel, management, and professional/technical societies.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Individual Occupational Requirements link:
Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Successful completion of 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.
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.
FOR THE GS-07- 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement
FOR THE GS-09 - 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree
FOR THE GS-11-3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. If you expect to complete your education within 9 months, please respond to the questionnaire items as if you had already completed your education. We are required to verify that the education has been completed successfully before any applicant can be appointed (report to work).
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