Interdisciplinary Supervisory Biologist/Chemist GS-0401/1320-13

Employer
International Association for Great Lakes Research
Location
La Crosse, Wisconsin, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 15, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2316714140
Discipline
Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Interdisciplinary Supervisory Biologist/Chemist GS-0401/1320-13 U.S. Geological Survey La Crosse, WI Closing Date: Jul 23, 2021 Web Address: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/605914400 Description The U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) is currently recruiting for an Interdisciplinary Supervisory Biologist/Chemist (position may be filled by either a Biologist or Chemist) to serve as the Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Officer. The incumbent will provide scientific and technical leadership to USGS scientists conducting research to develop and maintain the federal and state registration of biopesticides and pesticides used by federal and state agencies to control invasive or nuisance species, implement the USGS Quality Management System at UMESC, and implement the UMESC Quality Assurance Program. The incumbent will join the USGS family and serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. For more information about UMESC, please visit https://www.usgs.gov/centers/umesc. Some responsibilities will include: * Implements the Regulatory Affairs activity and serves as the authoritative Bureau expert on study design and data requirements and interpretation to gain regulatory approval for biological, chemical, or genomic/molecular control agents of invasive or nuisance species through federal (U.S. and Canada), state, and local pesticide regulatory programs. * Reviews and assesses regulatory guidelines to determine data and information requirements and prioritizes regulatory data inadequacies which must be addressed to support new or maintain current biopesticide or pesticide registrations to control aquatic invasive species. * Implements a Quality Assurance Program in compliance with Federal Good Laboratory Practice regulations for studies which may be submitted in support of the approval for a veterinary medicine product or the registration of a biopesticide or pesticide. * Supervises, coordinates, and plans the work of staff; provides advice, counsel, or instruction; interviews candidates for positions; enhances career development of staff; and finds ways to improve production and increase the quality of the work. Qualifications Qualifications BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for 0401: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Biologist, all grade levels. A. Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. B. Combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position), plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in "A" above. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for 1320: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Chemist, all grade levels. A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 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 or the equivalent in physics. B. A combination of education and experience-course work equivalent to a major as shown in "A" above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering), including at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours or the equivalent of physics, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in "A" above. FOR GS-13: In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-13 level: One year of appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of experience may include: providing advisory, planning, or reviewing services as a technical specialist on a biological or chemistry issue; planning, executing, and reporting on original studies or ongoing studies in the field of biology or chemistry requiring a fresh approach to resolve new problems. The complexity of the work typically required extensive modification and adaptation of standard procedures, methods, and techniques, and the development of totally new methods and techniques to address novel or obscure problems for which guidelines or precedents were not substantially applicable. At this level, the Biologist or Chemist would have wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment to perform scientific work of marked difficulty and responsibility. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. How to Apply How to apply: Please visit USA Jobs website at https://www.usajobs.gov/ Open to Public: USGS-RES-21-11115586-DE-EC Opening and closing dates: 07/12/21 to 07/23/21 How to Apply * -Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Most libraries, employment offices, and all USGS personnel offices can provide access to the Internet. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must speak to someone in the Servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance. * -Instructions for Applying Online for this Vacancy Announcement: 1)Click the blue "Apply Online" button. 2)If you are not a registered USAJOBS user, please create a new account and follow the instructions to complete your application process. If you are a registered user, login to access your existing USAJOBS profile. 3)As a registered user, select a stored resume and select one or more of your stored documents to attach to your application. 4)Check the "Certification" box and click the "Apply for this position now!" button located at the bottom of the screen. 5)Address the eligibility questions as well as the questionnaire containing questions and/or task statements that address the knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies for this vacancy. 6)Submit required documents using one of the available methods listed below. 7) If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk. Contact Erin Wiese USGS UPPER MIDWEST ENVIRON SCI CTR 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Mail Stop 600 Reston, VA 20192 US Phone: 703-648-7478 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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