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Chemist
Drug Enforcement Administration Arlington, VA

Chemist

Drug Enforcement Administration
Arlington, VA
Expired: February 15, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $117,962 Yearly
  • Full-Time
This position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division (DC), Office of Diversion Control Operations (DO), Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section (DOE), Data Analysis Unit (DOED), Arlington, VA.

This position's primary purpose is to serve as a chemist responsible for providing leadership on technical matters to the Office of Diversion Control.Qualifications:Applicants must meet the Basic Qualification - Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) AND Specialized Experience requirements as noted below. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience. Specialized 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.

One year of specialized experience for this position includes:

Basic Qualification -- Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR)

A. Degree in 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

Experience Required

GS-13: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level or pay band in the Federal service that includes performing the following duties: 1) Providing technical expertise in the field of organic chemistry related to drugs of abuse; 2) Utilizing scientific knowledge to evaluate processes and procedures as they relate to agency mission; 3) Recommending various information sources needed to track and evaluate drugs of abuse; 4) Proposing regulatory policy based on knowledge and experience in organic chemistry; 5) Identifying and assessing complex scientific issues through a comprehensive understanding of agency mission.


GS-14: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level or pay band in the Federal service that includes performing the following duties: 1) Serving as authority on chemistry, drug scheduling and chemical control; 2) Preparing technical guidance used by domestic and international drug and chemical control agencies; 3) Recommending solutions to current and potential public health and safety threats relative to drug and chemical diversion; 4) Developing policy relative to drug scheduling and chemical control; and 5) Providing expert testimony relating to drug case prosecutions.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education:This position requires specific coursework and/or a degree to meet the basic education requirement.

You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent.
If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.

Special Instructions for 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. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Address

Drug Enforcement Administration

Arlington, VA
USA

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Science

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