Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • San Diego


Duties SummaryThis Direct Hire recruitment is to fill positions based on a critical hiring need resulting from the outbreak and spread of the "Coronavirus Disease 2019" (COVID-19), which has caused a public health emergency. As such, all applicants who meet the OPM Physical Scientist Series requirements and the minimum specialized experience qualifications stated in this announcement will be referred to hiring managers for further consideration.Responsibilities As a Physical Scientist, you will:Review and evaluate existing and proposed requirements for protective technology and protective product design, performance, quality and reliability. Develop and recommend the use of product safety standards and associated operational and testing procedures to support proposed Federal regulations, national standards, and policy interpretations.Utilize and/or design systems or components for the purpose of sensing, monitoring, measuring and preventing hazards.Plan and conduct studies. Prepare reports of findings. Prepare investigative protocols and identifies required equipment. Participate in the development, calibration and operation of research instrumentation for laboratory experiments and field tests.Assist in the design, development, and conduct of research projects concerned with the prevention and control of physical hazards.Perform other duties as assigned.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Requirements Conditions of EmploymentUS Citizenship is required.E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.One-year probationary period may be required.Re-employed Annuitants may be considered to fill vacancies. If you have retired from federal service and are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet via position can be filled at any grade level.This position may be subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.This position may be subject toa OGE Financial Disclosure CDC Financial Disclosure-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.This position may require a Drug Test and subject to Random Drug Testing.This position may be subject to a Background/Security Investigation.Duty Locations: CDC Wide (This position can be filled via multiple CDC Centers/Locations).This position may be subject to Telework.Recruitment, Relocation or Retention Incentive may be authorized.*Travel, transportation, and moving expenses may be authorized.Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized. QualificationsContinuation of Requirements:Promotion Potential: Please be advised there is no promotion potential for these positions, any position filled with this announcement will be filled at the single grade level requested.Research position: NoSupervisory position: No. BASIC QUALS:Applicants must have a degree: 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 have a combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors 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.MINIMUM QUALS:GS-07: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at/or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service to include experience participating in the development, calibration and operation of research instrumentation for laboratory experiments and field tests. OR have completed one year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement in a field of study directly related to the work of this position. OR have a combination of experience and education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements.GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at/or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service to include experience preparing samples, devises and running experiments and tests to include assisting in the interpretation of the results.OR have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.), if related. OR have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at/or equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience designing and development of experimental equipment, instrumentation and prototype systems to monitor, measure and evaluate hazards. OR have a Ph.D, or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree or LL.M. from an accredited college or university directly related to the work of the position to be filled. OR have a combination of graduate level education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.GS-12: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service to include experience performing scientific studies to evaluate chemical, radiological and/or biological hazards and to assess the performance of protective equipment.Education Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: Additional informationThis position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.Vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit: selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.Former and Present Peace Corps personnel may be considered to fill vacancies. If you have completed no less than 36 months of continuous service without a break in service of 3 days or more under section 7(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2506) which pertains to the appointment of Peace Corps staff (not volunteers); or within 3 years after separation from qualifying service with the Peace Corps. A copy of your SF-50 is required to support your request.Peace Corps Volunteers may be considered to fill vacancies. Executive Order 11103-Provides eligibility for appointment in the competitive service any person who is certified by the Director of the Peace Corps as having served satisfactorily as a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader under the Peace Corps Act and who passes such examination as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe.To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above."Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS."Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).Customer ServiceData Analysis and InterpretationData CollectionIntegrityLaboratory ManagementPractitioner Occupational Safety and HealthResearch (2)Read moreBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No This job is open to The public U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Locationsfew vacancies in the following locations:Anchorage, AK Anchorage, AK Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA San Diego, CA San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Show more locations (27)Denver, CO Denver, CO Fort Collins, CO Fort Collins, CO Washington, DC Washington, DC Miami, FL Miami, FL Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA Honolulu, HI Honolulu, HI Chicago, IL Chicago, IL New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA Boston, MA Boston, MA Hyattsville, MD Hyattsville, MD Detroit, MI Detroit, MI Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN Durham, NC Durham, NC Newark, NJ Newark, NJ New York, NY New York, NY Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, OH Bruceton, PA Bruceton, PA Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA San Juan, PR San Juan, PR Dallas, TX Dallas, TX El Paso, TX El Paso, TX Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth, TX Houston, TX Houston, TX Houston, TX Houston, TX Houston, TX Houston, TX Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Morgantown, WV Morgantown, WV Relocation expenses reimbursed YesYou may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy Overview Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/20/2020 to 05/18/2020 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 7 - 12 Salary $52,905 to $121,668 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time

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