* Duties Help Duties Summary About the Position: Serves as the Supervisory Interdisciplinary for Chemical Operations Directorate at Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) with the responsibility of directing and coordinating the activities in support of mission assignments within the Directorate, which include the chemical laboratory and agent monitoring areas. Has overall responsibility for the quality control function of the toxic chemical laboratory. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Monitor daily operations and trends and to enable responsible personnel to take required action to ensure the validity of all data generated in the laboratory. * Serves as Senior Chemist or Senior Physical Scientist for BGCA. * Responsible for overseeing all operations of the chemical laboratory and ensures the chemical laboratory can and does perform its mission. * Initiates and monitors contracts and forecasts and recommends budgetary expenditures dealing with laboratory and monitoring functions. * Develops guidance for the training of operators of monitoring devices and associated equipment. * Responsible for the development of laboratory tests and analytical methods used to determine the accuracy and precision of analytical results, subsequently modifying or adapting standing procedures as necessary. * As Chief, Laboratory and Monitoring Division, has responsibility for management and supervision of all assigned personnel. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 10%. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 13 * Job family (Series) 1301 General Physical Science 1320 Chemistry Similar jobs * Chemists * Chemists, Industrial * Industrial Chemists * Physical Scientists, All Other * Scientists, Physical, All Other * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. * This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination. * This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 10% of the time. * This position requires participation in the Chemical Accident/Incident Response and Assistance (CAIRA) situations and serve on teams dedicated to mitigating CAIRA situations. * This position is subject to the Unescorted Access Program (UAP). * The incumbent of this position will be required to wear chemical protective clothing and respirators for personal protection. * The incumbent of this position will work in or around Hazardous waste. * A one year probation to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties is required unless previously completed * Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315. * Incumbent may be required in the future to qualify for and remain qualified for the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) to include random urinalysis as specified in AR 50-6 and AR 600-85 * Incumbent may be required in the future to sign a DA Form 5019-R, ?Condition of employment for certain civilian positions identified as critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program,? or a Memorandum of Understanding * This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans * Current Department of Army Civilian Employees * Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce * Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act * Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 * Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible * Reinstatement * Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Supervisory Physical Scientist A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to one of the majors, as shown in A above, that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Basic Requirement for Supervisory Chemist: A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in the 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 in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering, 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience - One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 or above grade level in the Federal service which includes overseeing the laboratory operations of a toxic chemical laboratory (TCL); coordinating and managing dilute chemical agent and Environmental and hazardous waste studies. Responsible for the development of laboratory tests and analytical methods used to determine the accuracy and precision of analytical results, subsequently modifying or adapting standing procedures as necessary. Develop guidance for the training of operators of monitoring devices and associated equipment. Manage hazardous waste generated during igloo leaker isolation procedures, laboratory analysis, remedial operations and in permitted or regulated facilities; and maintaining and managing Chemical Agent Monitoring Suit sheds and 90 day storage facilities. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: * Hazardous Materials * Managing Human Resources * Planning and Evaluating * Teaches Others * Technical Competence Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12). Time in grade requirement must be meet by the closing date of this announcement. Education IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.