Research Physicist, ZP-1310-4 (Direct Hire) Job in Boulder, Colorado – Department of Commerce



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Research Physicist, ZP-1310-4 (Direct Hire) – Boulder, Colorado
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Job ID: 246084
Start Date: 04/17/2020
End Date: 04/28/2020

Qualification Summary
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website located at:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. You MUST meet one of the following basic education requirements:
To qualify for the 1310 series:EDUCATION:
A. Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.
B. Combination of education and experience:courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Note: In either A or B above, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.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.To qualify for ZP-4 or GS-13 level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In additionto meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Performing research on atmospheric processes and their impact on air quality, ozone depletion, and climate;
Performing measurements and data analysis of atmospheric trace species;
Utilizing in situ and remote sensing instruments to perform wildfire measurements to assess the atmospheric effects of wildland and/or agricultural fires; and
Publishing research findings in reports and/or in peer-reviewed journals.

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