Supv Interdisciplinary (Biologist, Chemical Engineer, Chemist, Geologist)

Department of Defense Concord, MA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position:

The Engineering Division is responsible for all study and design efforts, including related field data collection and oversight of laboratory testing contracts, supporting the District's civil works, military, environmental, and interagency/international support programs. The Division executes all aspects related to the design of (HTRW) projects in programs including Superfund, Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

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* Serve as Chief of the Chemistry/Risk Assessment section.

* Communicate Chemistry/Risk Assessment Section?s mission, plans, and objectives to subordinates and insures they are integrated into the section?s strategies, goals, and work plans.

* Provide work assignments, milestones, issues to consider, and deadlines.

* Assist subordinates in problem solving and implement subordinate training.

* Monitor work progress and review completed work for accuracy.

* Represent section in reporting on work accomplishments and findings.

* Report individual and section work accomplishments to supervisor.

* Exercise personnel performance management, set performance standards, appraise performance, and recognize and reward outstanding performance, utilizing full range of honorary and monetary awards.

* Resolve simple informal complaints of section and refer formal grievances and appeals to supervisor.

* Keep team informed of available employee benefits, services, and work related activities.

Travel Required

25% or less - Overnight business travel required at least 10% of the time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

0893 Chemical Engineering

1320 Chemistry

1350 Geology

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* This position requires the favorable completion of a basic background investigation before entering position.

* This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Valid State Driver's License within 30 days of employment.

* This position requires business travel away from the work site approximately 10%.

* This position requires the completion of an initial 40-hour Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) training course, annual 8-hour HTRW refresher course and enrollment in a HTRW medical surveillance program .

* This is an Army Acquisition and Technology Workforce position. Selectee must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in Acquisition Career Field Contracting within 24 months of entrance on duty.

* Moving expenses NOT authorized.

* Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be Authorized.

* See other requirements below.


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.

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* 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.

Education Requirements: All applicants must meet one of the following education requirements

Basic Requirement for the Biologist 0401 Series:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher 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, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Basic Requirement for the Chemical Engineering 0893 Series:

Please refer to the General Schedule Qualification Standards Basic Requirements for All Professional Engineering Positions Series for education requirements. (NOTE: Applicants MUST submit/upload a copy of the transcripts with the application package. For application purposes, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)

Basic Requirement for the Chemist 1320 Series:

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.


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.

Basic Requirement for the Geologist 1350 Series:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in geology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.


B. Combination of Education and Experience: Course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Note: Acceptable experience may have been gained through geological field or laboratory work that provided a means of obtaining professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of geology and closely related sciences, e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, or hydrology. Such work generally must have involved making close observations, taking samples, handling various types of instruments and equipment, assembling geologic data from source materials, and analyzing and reporting findings orally and in writing. In some situations, professional scientific experience in other fields may be accepted in part as professional geological experience. Such experience must have been preceded by appropriate education in geology or by professional geological experience, and must have contributed directly and significantly to the applicant's professional geological competence. To receive credit for geological experience obtained in positions that are not full-time professional geological positions, the applicant is responsible for indicating clearly the actual time or percentage of time devoted to geologic duties within such positions, and for giving adequate descriptions of the geologic functions.)

In addition to meeting one of the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience Requirements:

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as meeting all of the following: (1) Perform Hazardous, Toxic, and Radiologic Waste (HTRW) site investigation and remediation in compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, known also as Superfund); and (2) demonstrate a fundamental understanding of environmental chemistry, human health risk assessment, and environmental remediation technologies.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Administration and Management

* Environmental Law and Regulatory Compliance

* Leadership

* 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).


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: