US Government, Department of the Army

About the Position: The incumbent serves as Supervisor, Drug Chemistry Division, of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), an organization that provides forensic laboratory and technical investigative support to the criminal investigation and legal agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies worldwide.


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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: 1


Manages and supervises the administrative and technical activities of the Drug Chemistry Division, providing day-to-day planning, management, coordination, and direction for a staff of expert forensic drug chemists.

Reviews and evaluates operation of the division and develops and implements policies and procedures to accommodate workload demands and changes in analytical methods, allocated personnel, equipment, and supplies.

Conducts casework, administrative and technical reviews of completed work and ensures that the work has met assignment objectives.

Develops, implements, and manages quality assurance mechanisms including technical procedures, quality measures.

Serves as division resource manager overseeing asset accountability to include facilities, instrumentation, equipment, supplies, funds, and personnel.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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. Basic Requirement for Supervisory Chemist, GS-1320-14:A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in the 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 B. Combination of Education and Experience: Course work equivalent to a major in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering, 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes work in supporting complex forensic drug chemistry cases, providing expertise in criminal investigations of interest to the organization and overseeing case completion to meet court or investigative requirements. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
ForensicsHuman Resources ManagementPlanning and EvaluatingTeaching Others Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).

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