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HEALTH PHYSICIST

  • ... Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 160533 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on: Mar 17, 2024

HEALTH PHYSICIST   

JOB TITLE:

HEALTH PHYSICIST

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Kirtland AFB New Mexico United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

This position is being filled under the memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) \"Expansion of Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense,\" dated June 23, 2023.


As a HEALTH PHYSICIST at the GS-1306-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Serves as Health Physicist, subject matter expert (SME) in the area of nuclear and radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment, and advisor to the Supervisory Operations Officer and to the Commandant.
  • Makes sound technical, scientific, and policy decisions governing the use and control of radiological sources.
    And, implements the DTRA Radiation Safety Program to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and Services' laws and regulations.
  • Administers and assures compliance with the provisions of all NRC licenses and radioactive material authorizations held by DTRA.
    Signs for and maintains the radiological inventory.
    Oversees the transportation of radioactive materials.
  • Evaluates and inspects the planning, designing, and constructing of facilities for storage or use of radioactive material or radiation producing devices.
    Performs technical and administrative audits to ensure compliance with federal regulations and Department of Defense host installation requirements.
  • Conducts workplace inspections, audits and evaluations on a routine and non-routine basis in accordance with regulatory guidance and recommends and implements corrective actions as required.
    Serves as Radiation Safety Officer for radioactive material associated with the 91B permit.
  • This position has a direct impact on the health of DTRA, DOD, DOE, DOJ, DOS, EPA, and inter-agency personnel involved in DNWS radiological training, supported exercises, and/or NWIM tours.
  • Works closely with the Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), DTRA/RD Site Radiation Safety Officer, DTRA/NE-DS leadership, and the DTRA RSO.
    This position has a direct impact on DTRA's NRC license, which affects the entire Agency's capability to handle radiological materials and train our DOD and inter-agency students.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.
    S.
    citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: 10%; Overtime, compensatory time and/or emergency overtime may be required.
    May be recalled to duty 24-hrs a day during other than normal duty hours to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Tour of Duty: Other
  • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized if funds available and with authority approval
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible on a situational basis.
  • Must be able to acquire and retain Secret clearance eligibility.
    Position requires access to Restricted Data (RD)/Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information (CNWDI).
  • Required to don personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a current valid driver's license and passport.
  • Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 20% of duty time per year (CONUS/OCONUS).
  • Must maintain necessary training to preserve proficiency in job related qualifications.
  • Desired certificates: National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists, Part I Certification Health Physicist (CHP) by American Board of Health Physics, and able to complete Part II within 12 months of assignment.
  • Must be able to perform physical exertion, e.
    g.
    , long periods of standing, and walking over rough, uneven terrain and rocky surfaces.
    May carry moderately heavy items such as field gear, computer components and similar items.
  • Incumbent is required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form, OGE 450, w/in 30 days of entering the position, annually and upon termination of employment in accordance with DoD Directive 5500.
    7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, August 30, 1993.

Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service
  • Radiation safety experience under an NRC Byproduct Materials License;
  • Thorough knowledge of health physics (HP) and thorough knowledge of radiological hazards;
  • Thorough knowledge of HP principles for the protection of personnel/workplace from radiation hazards;
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health in relation to radiation programs;
  • Thorough knowledge of Radiation Safety Officer functions/operations and radiological/nuclear accident response;
  • Ability to implement radiation protection requirements to meet NRC and state standards;
  • Professionalism, contacts, and experience within the Health Physics field, including maintaining knowledge and skills based on current research and technology related to Radiation Safety and program management practices;
  • Development of training, safe handling practices, facilities, and acquisitions of radiation sources;
  • General experience in the management of NRC licenses and liaising with installation, inter-agency, and regulatory authorities, and;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • (Experience is clearly demonstrated in my resume).
You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service
  • Radiation safety experience under a NRC Byproduct Materials License;
  • Masterful knowledge of health physics (HP) and extensive knowledge of radiological hazards;
  • Mastery of HP principles for the protection of personnel/workplace from hazards associated with radiation;
  • Extensive knowledge of occupational health in relation to radiation programs;
  • Extensive knowledge in Radiation Safety Officer functions/operations and radiological/nuclear accident response;
  • Ability to implement radiation protection requirements to meet NRC and state standards;
  • Knowledge of Laser Safety Officer responsibilities IAW ANSI Z136.
    1 and Z136.
    6;
  • Extensive professionalism, contacts, and experience within the Health Physics field, including maintaining knowledge and skills based on current research and technology related to Radiation Safety and program management practices;
  • Development of cutting-edge training, safe handling practices, facilities, and acquisitions of radiation sources;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the management of NRC licenses and liaising with installation, inter-agency, and regulatory authorities, and;
  • Extensive interpersonal and communication skills.
  • (Experience is clearly demonstrated in my resume).
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.


In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1306 series.


A.
Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.
(Must provide transcripts)
OR
B.
Combination of education and experience: courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.
(Must provide transcripts and experience clearly demonstrated in resume)

  • NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.



ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.


GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study.
Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis.
If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.


Foreign education may be qualifying if a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.
S.
education program or a U.
S.
accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.


Unofficial transcripts from U.
S.
Department of Education accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions listing your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned are acceptable for the application process.
If selected, official transcripts are required before a firm job offer is made.
A photocopy of your degree/diploma is not acceptable.


When relying on foreign education, submit transcripts and a copy of the equivalency evaluation results letter with a course-by-course listing.
Documents must be in English or include an English translation.
The hiring employer for this position does not evaluate degrees from foreign colleges or universities.
For further information, visit: Foreign Education

Additional information

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant.
The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: https://www.
esd.
whs.
mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.
25-V300.
pdf


All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs (ICTAP eligibility): This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed.
To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications.
and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility.
For more information:https://www.
opm.
gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference.
Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration.
To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.


Priority Placement Program (PPP) DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP): In order to receive this preference, you must choose to apply using the \"Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP)\" eligibility.
If you are claiming RGP and are determined to be Well Qualified (score of 85 or above) for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant.
Information and required documentation for claiming MSP may be found at the General Applicant Information and Definitions link below.
To be eligible as a RGP, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: a signed Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 (whs.
mil)); a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) effecting the placement in retained grade status; or a copy of the notification letter you received regarding the RIF or classification downgrade.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.
If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire.
If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Competencies:

  • Experience
  • Health Physicist Instruction
  • Technical Expertise


Military Spouse Preference : If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference.
Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.


Priority Placement Program (PPP) DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP) : In order to receive this preference, you must choose to apply using the \"Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP)\" eligibility.
If you are claiming RGP and are determined to be Well Qualified (score of 85 or above) for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant.
Information and required documentation for claiming MSP may be found at the General Applicant Information and Definitions link below.
To be eligible as a RGP, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: a signed Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 (whs.
mil)); a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) effecting the placement in retained grade status; or a copy of the notification letter you received regarding the RIF or classification downgrade.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.
    e.
    , applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.
    .
    .
    ).
    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.
    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.


    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1.
    Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted on any format.
      It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.
      e.
      , \"HRS per week and month/year to month/year\" or \"HRS per week and month/year to present\").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
    2.
    Transcripts:
    • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
    3.
    SF50
    • All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your MOST RECENT SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.
      e.
      , Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.
      e.
      , Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
    4.
    Veteran's Documents:
    • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents: DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
    https://www.
    dla.
    mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DODCustomersRequiredSupportingDocumentation.
    pdf
    If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package.
    These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service.
    Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.
    g.
    , DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable).
    Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.
    g.
    , LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.
    ), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
    Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application.
      Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents.
      You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
    • You will be taken to an online application.
      Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.
      usajobs.
      gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position.
      The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application.
      Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12291785.

    Agency contact information

    DTRA Servicing Team

    Phone

    614-692-0259

    Fax

    (215) 516-6068

    Email

    DHRC-DDTRAHR@dla.
    mil

    Address

    Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    8725 JOHN J KINGMAN ROAD
    MSC 6201
    FT BELVOIR, VA 22060-6201
    US

    Next steps

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.
    Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification.
    A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.
    A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official.
    All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.


    A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official.
    All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.


    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: https://www.
    dla.
    mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.
    pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.
e.
, applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.
.
.
).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.


The following documents are REQUIRED
1.
Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted on any format.
    It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.
    e.
    , \"HRS per week and month/year to month/year\" or \"HRS per week and month/year to present\").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2.
Transcripts:
  • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
3.
SF50
  • All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your MOST RECENT SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.
    e.
    , Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.
    e.
    , Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
4.
Veteran's Documents:
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents: DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.
dla.
mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DODCustomersRequiredSupportingDocumentation.
pdf
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package.
These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service.
Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.
g.
, DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable).
Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.
g.
, LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.
), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.

  • Military spouses

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

All U.
S.
Citizens and Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan) - ICTAP eligible and Military Spouses.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

160533 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707125853-3649cfc42fc669d8d289f095fd95faa0

LOCATION:

New Mexico United States

CITY:

Kirtland AFB

Job Origin:

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Duties

This position is being filled under the memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) \"Expansion of Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense,\" dated June 23, 2023.

As a HEALTH PHYSICIST at the GS-1306-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Serves as Health Physicist, subject matter expert (SME) in the area of nuclear and radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment, and advisor to the Supervisory Operations Officer and to the Commandant.
  • Makes sound technical, scientific, and policy decisions governing the use and control of radiological sources. And, implements the DTRA Radiation Safety Program to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and Services' laws and regulations.
  • Administers and assures compliance with the provisions of all NRC licenses and radioactive material authorizations held by DTRA. Signs for and maintains the radiological inventory. Oversees the transportation of radioactive materials.
  • Evaluates and inspects the planning, designing, and constructing of facilities for storage or use of radioactive material or radiation producing devices. Performs technical and administrative audits to ensure compliance with federal regulations and Department of Defense host installation requirements.
  • Conducts workplace inspections, audits and evaluations on a routine and non-routine basis in accordance with regulatory guidance and recommends and implements corrective actions as required. Serves as Radiation Safety Officer for radioactive material associated with the 91B permit.
  • This position has a direct impact on the health of DTRA, DOD, DOE, DOJ, DOS, EPA, and inter-agency personnel involved in DNWS radiological training, supported exercises, and/or NWIM tours.
  • Works closely with the Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), DTRA/RD Site Radiation Safety Officer, DTRA/NE-DS leadership, and the DTRA RSO. This position has a direct impact on DTRA's NRC license, which affects the entire Agency's capability to handle radiological materials and train our DOD and inter-agency students.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: 10%; Overtime, compensatory time and/or emergency overtime may be required. May be recalled to duty 24-hrs a day during other than normal duty hours to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Tour of Duty: Other
  • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized if funds available and with authority approval
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible on a situational basis.
  • Must be able to acquire and retain Secret clearance eligibility. Position requires access to Restricted Data (RD)/Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information (CNWDI).
  • Required to don personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a current valid driver's license and passport.
  • Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 20% of duty time per year (CONUS/OCONUS).
  • Must maintain necessary training to preserve proficiency in job related qualifications.
  • Desired certificates: National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists, Part I Certification Health Physicist (CHP) by American Board of Health Physics, and able to complete Part II within 12 months of assignment.
  • Must be able to perform physical exertion, e.g., long periods of standing, and walking over rough, uneven terrain and rocky surfaces. May carry moderately heavy items such as field gear, computer components and similar items.
  • Incumbent is required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form, OGE 450, w/in 30 days of entering the position, annually and upon termination of employment in accordance with DoD Directive 5500.7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, August 30, 1993.

Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service
  • Radiation safety experience under an NRC Byproduct Materials License;
  • Thorough knowledge of health physics (HP) and thorough knowledge of radiological hazards;
  • Thorough knowledge of HP principles for the protection of personnel/workplace from radiation hazards;
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health in relation to radiation programs;
  • Thorough knowledge of Radiation Safety Officer functions/operations and radiological/nuclear accident response;
  • Ability to implement radiation protection requirements to meet NRC and state standards;
  • Professionalism, contacts, and experience within the Health Physics field, including maintaining knowledge and skills based on current research and technology related to Radiation Safety and program management practices;
  • Development of training, safe handling practices, facilities, and acquisitions of radiation sources;
  • General experience in the management of NRC licenses and liaising with installation, inter-agency, and regulatory authorities, and;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • (Experience is clearly demonstrated in my resume).
You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service
  • Radiation safety experience under a NRC Byproduct Materials License;
  • Masterful knowledge of health physics (HP) and extensive knowledge of radiological hazards;
  • Mastery of HP principles for the protection of personnel/workplace from hazards associated with radiation;
  • Extensive knowledge of occupational health in relation to radiation programs;
  • Extensive knowledge in Radiation Safety Officer functions/operations and radiological/nuclear accident response;
  • Ability to implement radiation protection requirements to meet NRC and state standards;
  • Knowledge of Laser Safety Officer responsibilities IAW ANSI Z136.1 and Z136.6;
  • Extensive professionalism, contacts, and experience within the Health Physics field, including maintaining knowledge and skills based on current research and technology related to Radiation Safety and program management practices;
  • Development of cutting-edge training, safe handling practices, facilities, and acquisitions of radiation sources;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the management of NRC licenses and liaising with installation, inter-agency, and regulatory authorities, and;
  • Extensive interpersonal and communication skills.
  • (Experience is clearly demonstrated in my resume).
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.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1306 series.

A. Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus. (Must provide transcripts)
OR
B. Combination of education and experience: courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A. (Must provide transcripts and experience clearly demonstrated in resume)

  • NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

Foreign education may be qualifying if a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program or a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.

Unofficial transcripts from U.S. Department of Education accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions listing your name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned are acceptable for the application process. If selected, official transcripts are required before a firm job offer is made. A photocopy of your degree/diploma is not acceptable.

When relying on foreign education, submit transcripts and a copy of the equivalency evaluation results letter with a course-by-course listing. Documents must be in English or include an English translation. The hiring employer for this position does not evaluate degrees from foreign colleges or universities. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

Additional information

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs (ICTAP eligibility): This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.

Priority Placement Program (PPP) DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP): In order to receive this preference, you must choose to apply using the \"Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP)\" eligibility. If you are claiming RGP and are determined to be Well Qualified (score of 85 or above) for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant. Information and required documentation for claiming MSP may be found at the General Applicant Information and Definitions link below. To be eligible as a RGP, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: a signed Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 (whs.mil)); a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) effecting the placement in retained grade status; or a copy of the notification letter you received regarding the RIF or classification downgrade.


  • Benefits

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Competencies:

  • Experience
  • Health Physicist Instruction
  • Technical Expertise


Military Spouse Preference : If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.

Priority Placement Program (PPP) DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP) : In order to receive this preference, you must choose to apply using the \"Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference (RGP)\" eligibility. If you are claiming RGP and are determined to be Well Qualified (score of 85 or above) for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant. Information and required documentation for claiming MSP may be found at the General Applicant Information and Definitions link below. To be eligible as a RGP, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: a signed Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 (whs.mil)); a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) effecting the placement in retained grade status; or a copy of the notification letter you received regarding the RIF or classification downgrade.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc...). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted on any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., \"HRS per week and month/year to month/year\" or \"HRS per week and month/year to present\").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
    2. Transcripts:
    • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
    3. SF50
    • All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your MOST RECENT SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
    4. Veteran's Documents:
    • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents: DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
    https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DODCustomersRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf
    If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
    Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12291785.

    Agency contact information

    DTRA Servicing Team

    Phone

    614-692-0259

    Fax

    (215) 516-6068

    Email

    DHRC-DDTRAHR@dla.mil

    Address

    Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    8725 JOHN J KINGMAN ROAD
    MSC 6201
    FT BELVOIR, VA 22060-6201
    US

    Next steps

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc...). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted on any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., \"HRS per week and month/year to month/year\" or \"HRS per week and month/year to present\").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2. Transcripts:
  • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
3. SF50
  • All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your MOST RECENT SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
4. Veteran's Documents:
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents: DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DODCustomersRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.

  • Military spouses

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens and Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan) - ICTAP eligible and Military Spouses.

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