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PHYSICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN – Colorado Springs, Colorado
U.S. Air Force – Agency Wide, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 333644Start Date: 09/29/2020End Date: 10/05/2020
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Technical and Medical Support Positions. ***Salary Ranges includes local market supplement*** This is a GG-11 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-11 duties for the “Professional” work category are at the “Full Performance” work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-11 level. The selectee’s salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee’s qualifications in relation to the job. BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work in the fields of astronomy, physics, geophysics, chemistry, hydrology, health physics, engineering, electronics, geology, oceanography, and metallurgy. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as general or specialized experience when the work was performed in close association with physical scientists or other technical personnel and provided intensive knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, techniques, and precedents In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: and SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: knowledge of nuclear measurement principles, techniques, processes, procedures, and equipment to include alpha, beta, gamma radiation measurement equipment. Knowledge in data processing techniques and statistical interpretation of data results, and the ability to apply that knowledge to analyze data. Skill to rapidly assess situations and apply the knowledge immediately in cases where laboratory equipment does not function in the manner it is supposed to and troubleshooting of the equipment/instrumentation processes must occur. Work requires knowledge of cleanroom laboratory operations. Ability to organize, interpret and present information in a clear concise manner, the ability to analyze conflicting information from multiple sources, and the ability to work well in an operational environment. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experienced gained in another government agency. To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH 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. Detailed knowledge of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation measurement equipment and the principles, techniques, processes, procedures associated with the use of that equipment to include radioactive decay schemes, radioactivity decay corrections, and radiation detection systems.
2. Skilled in operations of nuclear instrumentation, analysis of the data produced, and in making informed inferences regarding the performance of the measurement systems and associated processes.
3. Detailed knowledge of quality assurance and quality control procedures/processes and ability to apply that knowledge in the work environment.
4. Knowledge of statistical methods commonly used in nuclear measurements and ability to apply that knowledge in the work environment.
5. Knowledge of scientific laboratory and cleanroom operations.
6. Skill in thinking critically and applying knowledge in a variety of laboratory operations situations to achieve data standards and meet prescribed timelines.
7. Ability to organize, interpret and present information in a clear concise manner. 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.
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