Supervisory Physical Scientist

Department Of Energy Idaho Falls , ID 83405

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

The Supervisory Physical Scientist will serve as the Senior Technical Manager for the United States Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program (DOELAP) ensuring that the dosimetry and radiobioassay in-vitro and in-vivo practices at Radiological & Environmental Sciences Laboratory (RESL) and the proficiency testing results meet all requirements and maintain accreditation of the program activities, and that appropriate measurement capabilities are maintained.

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Responsibilities

As Supervisory Physical Scientist, you will:

  • Assess radiation measurement systems and radiation irradiation systems and recommend maintenance, modification, and/or replacement based on independent analysis and judgement.

  • Establish DOE site assessment procedures, train assessors, schedules site visits, and make recommendations based on professional evaluation.

  • Set up Radiobioassay and Dosimetry Department Of Energy's Laboratory Accreditation Programs (DOELAP) parameters, evaluate program accomplishments, provide program status reports to Radiological & Environmental Sciences Laboratory (RESL) director and HQ Administrators, recommend changes to improve program quality and efficiency, provide technical assistance to the DOELAP Administrator, and present yearly updates of the DOELAP program to the RESL Director and DOE-HQ Administrators.

  • Identify needs and manage expenditures for both Dosimetry and Radiobioassay DOELAP including assessor travel and training, technical support, equipment, and supply expenses

  • Provide supervisory duties for the assigned division team by interviewing candidates, recommending appointment, overseeing work performance, recommending training, and evaluating performance

Travel Required
25% or less - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
14

  • Job family (Series)
    1301 General Physical Science

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.

  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.

You must meet all qualification requirements outlined on this vacancy announcement by the closing date.

You must submit an unofficial or official transcripts by the closing date of this vacancy announcement, the Series 1301 has a positive education requirement. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to entering on duty.

This position may require 1 year supervisory probation.

Appointment is contingent upon initial and continued compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as planning, coordinating, and administering an accreditation process for radiation monitoring programs; demonstrated experience with calibration and testing practices to make Radiobioassay and Dosimetry measurements; requesting maintenance, modification, refurbishment, and/or replacement of laboratory equipment; making site visits to review and evaluating performance; evaluating DOELAP assessors' findings to verify their creditability and make recommendations based on DOELAP Standards, reviewing program accomplishments and providing status reports; and providing radiological performance testing materials to ensure program requirements are met.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  • Knowledge of in-vitro and in-vivo Radiobioassay programs and equipment.

  • Ability to identify the need for, plan, and conduct research to solve unusual and complex technical problems, to develop proficient test materials and to improve analytical methods for characterizing those materials.

  • Skill in performing assessments of Dosimetry and Radiobioassay programs and making recommendation to the Oversight Boards and DOELAP Administrators.

  • Ability to evaluate program accomplishment, provide program status reports, recommend changes to improve program quality and efficiency, and provide technical assistance.

  • Skill in reporting scientific findings in professional journals, DOE reports and at professional and technical meetings, workshops and symposia.

  • Knowledge of budgeting and securing funding for travel, training, supplies, and equipment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

You must provide Transcripts for minimum basic qualifications

Basic Requirements:
Physical Scientist, 1301

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 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.

A complete copy of the 1301 Qualification Standard for Physical Scientists can be found at the following link: Physical Scientist


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