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.
Basic Requirements for Supervisory Toxicologist: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below.
Basic Requirements for Supervisory Chemist: 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: Experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of Supervisory Toxicologist or Supervisory Chemist at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service is defined as: Providing technical assistance and training regarding laboratory methodology, instrumentation and standard operating procedures; performing scientific assessments to make recommendations concerning corrective actions for identified weaknesses or deficiencies in drug detection programs, and/or testifying in court relating to forensic toxicology.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Interpersonal SkillsPlanning and EvaluatingResearchSafety and Health Training and Education