Specimen Controller (Forensic)

US Government, Department of the Army

About the Position: Serves as a Specimen Controller assigned to the Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, an organization providing support for the overall substance abuse program for the United States Army and Department of Defense.


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Job Grade: 6
Total Openings: Many


Performs mutual quality control checks on the work of fellow Specimen Controllers on a daily basis.

Incumbent is responsible for performance of technical and administrative support functions necessary for successful unit mission accomplishment.

The incumbent performs a wide variety of detail-oriented technical and administrative duties in a narrow specialty area of a scientific field.

Uses a computer, in support of the specimen accessioning and handling.

Functions include, but are not limited to specimen handling and storing, laboratory operations, administrative and logistical support.


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the 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. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes handling biological, clinical and/or laboratory specimens; update an electronic tracking database; communicate with customers. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). Separated Military Members: Resumes will be accepted from members of the Armed Forces who indicate in their applications that they are available for appointment within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. Military members may be appointed while on terminal/transitional leave, before the effective date of their military retirement/separation. Military Retirees: Within the DoD (Department of Defense), including non-appropriated fund positions, the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following the retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326 or 5 U.S.C. 5305. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
ChemistryCommunicationsTechnical Competence

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