Physical Scientist (Environmental)

Air Mobility Command | Charleston AFB, SC

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Posted Date 4/29/2020
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve in a developmental capacity in Physical Science, performing management, execution, and operations for an assigned program element(s).


In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
  1. 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
  1. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, 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:

Any individual who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than 2 years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program;
OR
Any individual who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more
than 4 years and was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than 4 years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program.

Education:
GS-07: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement

GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree; 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: Have a combination of experience and education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Specialized Experience:
GS-07: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-5 level that equipped you with the professional knowledge of designing, inspecting, and reclamation of surface disturbed lands; writing environmental analyses of impacts of oil and gas development; and experience with word processing software, and spreadsheets or databases.

GS-09: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 level that equipped you with the professional knowledge of designing, inspecting, and reclamation of surface disturbed lands; writing environmental analyses of impacts of oil and gas development; participation on interdisciplinary teams; and experience word processing software, GIS, and spreadsheets or databases.

Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified in the table, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)

Federal time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for general schedule (GS) positions: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  1. Knowledge of professional environmental principles, practices, techniques, and procedures to effectively perform basic project development, execution, training, and minor advisory services in assigned projects.
  2. Knowledge to grasp troubleshooting techniques and methods to identify and solve routine environmental problems requiring straightforward investigation of unsanitary or questionable conditions in assigned projects or program(s).
  3. Ability to search technical reports, manufacturers' catalogs, and other guidelines and publications to obtain relevant information.
  4. Ability to use relevant software programs and use data bases to gather information and prepare reports and communicate critical information.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively as a team member in the accomplishment of environmental projects.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

YOUR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT COVERS:
· Orientation program
· Mentorship throughout the Program
· Individual Training & Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities
· Formal, interactive training each year of the Program
· Opportunity for career advancement

AFTER PROGRAM COMPLETION: You will be outplaced from the PAQ program after successful completion of your formal training program. Outplacement may be to a position in the local community area where you received your PAQ training or to an Air Force Installation in another geographic location within the Continental USA.
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