INTERDISCIPLINARY (RESEARCH)

US Government, Department of the Army

About the Position: This position is with the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), within the Office of Quality Initiatives and Training (OQIT), Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) in Ft. Gillem, GA. You will serve as the Research Scientist/Project Manager/Forensic Advisor responsible for applying chemical, biological, and other compatible research experience and knowledge to forensic science problems. This position is interdisciplinary; selection from either 0401, 1301, or 1320 series.

 

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Job Grade: 13
Total Openings: 1

Duties:

Formulating and conducting systematic research investigations on new and unusual problems within forensic science.

Develop comprehensive research approach directed at the attainment of project objectives and establishes manpower, equipment, and funding requirements.

Develop new methods and techniques to advance current forensic science capabilities.

Presents findings at professional and scientific meetings on topics within a broad specialty.

Also serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and advisor on assigned areas of responsibility.

Qualifications:

Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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. 0401 Biologist: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 1301 Physical Scientist: 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. 1320 Chemist: Degree: 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. OR Combination of education and experience — course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, 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. Experience required: 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. GS-13:To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, such as: formulating and conducting systematic research investigations on new and unusual problems within forensic science to include the understanding of the complexities and difficulties that may be encountered during examination, processing, and analysis of evidence. Since this position will involve DNA-related forensic research, additional experience is required such as, the ability to analyze human DNA, serving as a technical expert in human forensic DNA analysis, and the ability to operate DNA analysis related instruments and software.

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