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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with examination of organic and inorganic materials using chromatography techniques, such as thin layer, gas, and high pressure liquid chromatography; experience with physics/light theory and examining materials using infrared spectroscopy, raman spectroscopy, chemical imaging, infrared luminescence and other similar tests; experience using microscopic techniques that could be applied to the examination of paper, inks, and other evidence submitted to the forensic laboratory; experience applying the rules of evidence in legal procedures and/or usual court practices involving forensic evidence; experience in the operation of scientific instruments and apparatus designed in the field of microscopy that can be applied to the field of questioned document examination; experience with research techniques including the scientific method, in order to plan, direct, and conduct research projects independently.
1 Does your experience include: performing examinations on organic or inorganic materials using chromatography techniques such as thin layer, gas, and high pressure liquid chromatography? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Does your experience include: examining materials using infrared spectroscopy, raman spectroscopy, chemical imaging, infrared luminescence and other similar tests? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Does your experience include: using microscopic techniques that could be applied to the examination of paper, inks, and other evidence submitted to the forensic laboratory? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

Does your experience include: applying the rules of evidence in legal procedures and/or usual court practices involving forensic evidence?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Does your experience include: the operation of scientific instruments and apparatus designed in the field of microscopy that can be applied to the field of questioned document examination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Does your experience include: mechanical printing devices, their output and the principles by which comparisons are conducted? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Does your experience include: research techniques including the scientific method, in order to plan, direct, and conduct research projects independently? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
To be basically qualified for a Physical Scientist position, you must meet the basic requirement (positive education requirement) below:
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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
A combination of education and experience which is includes one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
1 Based on the Basic Requirements above, please select the level of education and/or experience that you fully possess: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelors degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics as described above.
  • I have a combination of education and experience, which includes education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I have none of the above choices.
2 Regarding the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies; how did you first hear about this job? Answer to this question is required
  • Automated USAJOBS saved search notification
  • Posting on a job board or search agent other than USAJOBS (Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkUp, etc.)
    2.1 Please indicate the name of the job board or search agent other than USAJOBS you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social Media posting (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, on-line job fairs, etc.)
    2.1 Please indicate the name of the Social Media platform you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Career Website
  • Referred by an IRS employee
  • Attended a recruitment event (Job/Career Fair, Open House, Meet & Greet, Meetup, etc.)
    2.1 Please indicate the name and state of the recruiting event. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Veterans Program Office (VPO)
  • School/University announcement/career counselor
    2.1 Please indicate the name of the school/university of the announcement where you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Organizational third party referral (diversity or community organization, church, unemployment office, etc.)
    2.1 Please indicate the name of the Organizational third party referral. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper (print/online)
    2.1 Please indicate the name of the newspaper and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Radio
    2.1 Please indicate the name of the radio station and state you heard the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Transit/Bus Advertisement
    2.1 Please indicate the city and state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Major News Websites
    2.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Movie Theater Websites
    2.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Post Card Mailing
  • Classified Advertisement Website (Craigslist, Angie‚Äôs List, etc.)
    2.1 Please indicate the name of the website, city and state. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I prefer not to answer
3 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No