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Chemist (Public Notice Flyer)

U.S. Secret Service Washington, DC
  • Posted: October 16, 2019
  • $99,172 to $152,352 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Chemist (Public Notice Flyer)
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Secret Service

  • ##### Open & closing dates
10/15/2019 to 12/31/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 13 - 14
  • ##### Salary
$99,172 to $152,352 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule

  • Washington, DC many vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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Do you have a passion for public service? The United States Secret
Service (USSS) is looking for you! The USSS is a premier law
enforcement organization with two (2) critical national security
missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal
investigations.Our team members continue a tradition of
excellence-whether investigating financial crimes or protecting
national and visiting foreign leaders. We serve the country with
duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage.
Learn more about this agency
The Secret Service is seeking to hire talented individuals to:
  • Provide overall program and project planning, coordination,
management, and quality assurance for interrelated technical
areas including, but not limited to:
  • Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives
(CBRNE) threat detection and countermeasures;
  • Infrastructure protection;
  • Protective equipment for CBRNE safety
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
1320 Chemistry
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Security Clearance: Top Secret
  • Successfully complete a polygraph examination
  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)
  • Shift work may be required
  • Must be able to work holidays, evenings, weekends and during
inclement weather and government shutdowns as required to
support operations
  • Certify you have registered with the Selective Service System if
you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, or
certify you are exempt from having to do so under Selective
Service law.
**You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and
meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual
Occupational Requirements (IOR).**
Specialized experience is defined as performing such duties as:
  • GS-13: performing duties such as: applying theories, concepts,
principles, standards, and methods in the fields of chemistry;
evaluating capabilities or vulnerabilities associated with
hazards detection systems; and providing advice on the
feasibility, collection, interpretation and application of
scientific information for the advancement of protective and/or
investigative technologies associated with chemical, biological,
radiological, nuclear, and/or explosive (CBRNE) threat agents.
  • GS-14: performing duties such as: leading initiatives,
proposals, projects, research and other activities to support
protective and investigative countermeasures for chemical threat
agents; applying comprehensive scientific theories, concepts,
principles, standards, and methods; advising management and
administration on program development; developing, testing,
evaluating, and deploying protocols and CBRNE detection systems;
implementing solutions to capability gaps or vulnerabilities;
serving as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR); and
providing consultative advice on the feasibility and application
of scientific studies and advances in scientific technologies
and processes.
OPMs Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as:
See Qualifications section
Additional information
Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether
investigating financial crimes or protecting national and visiting
foreign leaders. In the USSS we serve the country with duty,
loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage.
The Office of Technical Development and Mission Support (TEC),
Technical Security Division (TSD), is responsible for providing
a technically secure environment for the President at the White
House, Vice Presidential Residence, and such places that the
President and Vice President may be temporarily located and
providing technical security for other protectees during travel and
at their residences, as directed or requested.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
See Qualifications section
The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to
perform this job are:
  • Mastery of and skill to apply the concepts, principles, theories
and techniques of chemistry sufficient to provide program
planning, management and direction for protective and/or
investigative technology development and transition
  • Demonstrated skill in interpersonal management for the purpose
of establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative
relations with a variety of management, administrative and
scientific/ engineering staff
  • Knowledge of and skill in locating, identifying and acquiring
equipment, personnel and materials needed for multiple chemical
science projects, within dynamic timeframes and budgetary
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with contracting rules,
methods and regulations in order to serve as a Contracting
Officer Representative (COR), develop statements of work and
solicitation packages, evaluate proposals and provide technical
oversight during contract performance
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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret
Drug test required
  • Required Documents

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See How To Apply section
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.
  • Benefits

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
The USSS offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:
  • Low-cost Federal health and life insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Leave for personal, recreational, and health needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) Plan)
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment
  • Training and development
  • Recruitment bonus or relocation bonus may be available
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.
  • How to Apply

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Instructions for Submitting Resumes and Applicable Documents
All resumes, un-official college transcripts, and certifications
should be submitted to and include work
experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date
and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per
week. You must submit college transcripts/certifications as
Special Priority Selection rights under ICTAP: Submit a copy of
your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal
(with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50
noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered
well qualified, you must meet the specialized experience and OPM's
Individual Occupational Requirements as listed in the Qualifications
Section. The subject line of your email should state ICTAP.
Agency contact information
Talent & Emp Acq Mgmt Div

U.S. Secret Service


Washington, DC
20044 USA

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