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Staff Fellow - Physical Scientist, RG-1301-11/12

FDA, Center for Tobacco Products, Beltsville, Maryland

Position Description:

This position will be filled through Food and Drug Administration Title 42(g) Staff Fellows program, Office of Science, DNCS. This position is located at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), Division of Nonclinical Science (DNCS) located in Beltsville, Maryland.

Qualifications:

The position of Staff Fellow - Physical Scientist falls under 1301, occupational series. To qualify for this position, which is equivalent to the RG-1301-11 and RG-1301-12, grade level in the Federal service you must meet the requirements below by 11:59 pm EST on 09/06/2022

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

AND

  • Earned a doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, including: Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.M.D., Sc.D., or other research doctoral-degree widely recognized in U.S. academe as equivalent to a Ph.D.

NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts/foreign evaluation that demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic Requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Specialized Experience

  • Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

For RG-11

  • You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the RG-09 in the Federal Service which includes, assisting in reviewing, evaluating, and conducting, scientific studies and life cycle assessment related to environmental impact on tobacco and/or other regulated products; and reviewing and evaluating scientific information to determine validity and providing recommendation on scientific findings.

OR

  • Earned a doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, including: Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.M.D., Sc.D., or other research doctoral-degree widely recognized in U.S. academe as equivalent to a Ph.D.
    For RG-12
  • You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the RG-11 in the Federal Service which includes, performing in reviewing, evaluating and conducting scientific studies, preparing life cycle analysis on environmental impact on tobacco and/or other regulated products; and providing scientific analysis on study designs, recommending new and revised guidelines for regulated products.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Citizenship Requirement: Open to U.S. Citizens and non-citizens.
  • Public Filer financial disclosure statement required, see the Additional Information section for details!
  • Non-Citizens must have an appropriate work visa. Appointments and/or extensions of non-citizens may not exceed the duration of their visas.
  • This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42g. Applications will be accepted from qualified US Citizens or non-citizens with valid work visas. No previous Federal experience is required.
    Veterans Preference DOES NOT APPLY to positions advertised under Title 42-g hiring regulations.

Background Investigation Requirement:

  • All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action.
  • If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
  • FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.

Selective Service Registration:

  • All applicants born male, on (or after) 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption. Visit www.SSS.gov for more info.
  • Public Filer financial disclosure statement required, see the Additional Information section for details!
  • Prohibited financial interest restrictions apply.
  • Employees designated as public or confidential filers, and their spouse or minor children, may not hold financial interests in FDA significantly regulated organizations.

Direct Deposit:

  • You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.
  • You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

Only education and experience attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.

Certification of Accuracy:

  • All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
    Males born on, or after, December 31st 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an approved exemption. Visit www.SSS.gov for more info.

To Apply:

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/669325700