INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIST

US Government, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

This position is in Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OCEA),National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC), Infrastructure and Project Support Branch.
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
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Job Grade: 13
Total Openings:

Duties:

You will: Serve as the Quality Assurance (QA) Manager for the entire Division of National Enforcement Investigation Center (NEIC), including providing technical expertise and leadership on the development, implementation, modification, innovation and alteration of standard practices.
Serve as the lead Agency expert for forensic QA systems, providing guidance and support of regional enforcement QA teams; train, develop, provide technical expertise to, and oversee quality management team staff in the development and implementation of QA policies and procedures.
Train, develop, and oversee quality management team staff in the conduct of the organization’s internal and extramural audits and in the performance of QA audits. You will spend less than 25%of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Qualifications:

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as providing coordination of assigned projects in support of objectives; working with researchers and scientists to resolve conflicts or issues; providing guidance to a variety of stakeholders pertaining to the identification and/or implementation of scientific alternatives and options to questions of environmental enforcement.
To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as providing leadership and coordination of assigned projects in support of objectives; working with researchers and scientists to resolve a variety of conflicts or issues; providing guidance to a variety of internal and external stakeholders pertaining to the identification and/or interpretation of scientific alternatives and options to questions of environmental enforcement; and using QA management theories, practices, methods, analysis, or evaluation techniques to identify areas for improvement and develop solutions.
Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Skill in applying the principles, theories, and practices of biology, physical science, or chemistry, sufficient for critical inquiry, problem solving, and environmental research.
Knowledge of national and international standards for quality management systems.
Knowledge of federal regulations governing or impacting quality assurance and quality control.
Knowledge of Quality Assurance (QA) management theories, practices, methods, analysis, and evaluation techniques.
Knowledge of analytical methods and associated QA/QC requirements used in environmental field and laboratory projects.
Skill in oral communication.
Knowledge of auditing procedures (e.g., quality system audits and technical system audits of field and laboratory activities), including the audit process, reporting procedures, and verification of resolution to proposed corrective actions.
Skill in written communication. 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). 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.
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Job Requirements:

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
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If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
Participation in the medical monitoring program is required.
This position requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
If you are selected, you may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
This position is designated as HighRisk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

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