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Open & closing dates – 08/05/2019 to 08/16/2019
Service – Excepted
Pay scale & grade – GS 09 – 11
Salary – $54,757 to $86,131 per year
Appointment type – Recent Graduates – This is a one-year developmental program which may lead to a term or permanent appointment.
Work schedule – Full-Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed – No
Telework eligible – Yes as determined by agency policy
Locations – 1 vacancy in the following location: Corvallis, OR
This job is open to – Recent graduates
Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
Clarification from the agency – Recent Graduates who have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or technical education program within the preceding two years of the announcement closing date (the two years begins on the date all course requirements are met). Preference eligible veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation may apply up to six years after degree or certification.
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
12
Duties
Summary
This position is located in the Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects
Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division, Ecological Effects Branch. For more information on this office,
visit their website: Office of Research and Development
(https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-research-and-development-ord)
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
Your salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty location of the position.
Responsibilities
At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Plan, execute, and analyze chemical and isotopic experiments as a member of one or more research teams
    within the larger framework of Office of Research and Development (ORD) research projects;
  • Develop, modify, validate, and apply methods to assess experimental endpoints;
  • Provide technical expertise, assistance, training and advice;
  • Develop, implement and adhere to Laboratory, health and safety, quality assurance and other system
    requirements;
  • Serve as Contracting Officer’s Representative, Project Officer, or similar as required for extramural contracts,
    cooperative agreements, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), or related vehicles
    in support of ORD research.
    When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be
    promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.
    Job family (Series)
    1320 Chemistry
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Search/?j=1320)
    Requirements
    Conditions Of Employment
    • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
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    • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
    • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
    • You must be a U.S. citizen.
    • If you are selected, a written participant agreement must be signed.
    • You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month.
    This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate
    background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a
    background investigation.
    If you are selected, the entire period served under the Recent Graduates program will be a trial period.
    This position requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
    You may have limited exposure to hazardous materials.
    You must meet all Recent Graduates program requirements by the closing date.
    Qualifications
    In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience
    related to this position as described below:
    To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-
    07 level defined as collecting laboratory and/or field samples; and preparing scientific reports – OR master’s or
    equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a
    degree in the academic discipline as described above.
    To qualify for the Research GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent
    to the GS-09 level defined as assisting laboratory research involving chemical analysis; analyzing experimental
    endpoints; and preparing scientific reports. – OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree in the academic
    discipline as described below.
    Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1)
    Knowledge of laboratory research principles, practices and procedures; 2) Ability to plan and implement
    research experiments; 3) Skill in written communication to prepare reports with findings, conclusions, and
    recommendations; 4) Ability to apply the latest developments in research techniques necessary to carry out
    high priority research; 5) Skill in oral communication; 6) Knowledge of quality assurance procedures sufficient to
    perform quality assurance checks and validate methods; 7) Skill in contract management.
    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.
    Education
    In addition to the eligibility requirements for the Recent Graduates program, this position has specific
    educational requirements in order to qualify as described below:
    Chemist/1320: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in
    one of the following: 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 a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one
    of the majors listed that included the described coursework.
    Additional information
    This is a Recent Graduates position in the Pathways program. This program provides individuals who have
    completed a qualifying associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical
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    How You Will Be Evaluated
    Background checks and security clearance
    degree or certificate with an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the
    Federal government after successfully completing the program. More information about the Recent Graduates
    program can be found at USAJOBS Information Sheet
    (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/)
    .
    This position is in the bargaining unit.
    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland
    Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating
    employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional
    information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures
    (https://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures/)
    .
    If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures
    (https://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures/)
    .
    Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step
    1) of the applicable grade range listed above.
    Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if
    approved by the supervisor/manager.
    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel,
    transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your
    responsibility.
    Upon completion of the developmental program, you may be noncompetitively converted to a term or
    permanent position without further competition.
    One or more positions may be filled.
    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.
    Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet
    basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online
    assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your
    background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating
    method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’, or
    ‘Bronze’ category.
    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment
    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. We will evaluate your qualifications
    and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for
    consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.
    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as
    Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these
    competencies.
    To preview questions please click here
    (https://jobs.monstergovt.com/epa/vacancy/previewVacancyQuestions.hms?orgId=1&jnum=64714)
    .
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    Security clearance
    Not Required
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/faq/job-announcement/security
    -clearances/)
    Drug test required
    No
    Required Documents
    Documents to be submitted online:
    — Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and
    Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We will not make
    assumptions regarding your experience.
    –Responses to the online assessment questionnaire (you must complete this online – it is not a document you
    need to upload).
    — College transcripts – required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s)
    attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester
    hours earned. Required to submit documentation from the school showing completion of degree within the
    preceding two years. NOTE: Official educational transcripts are not required at the time of application;
    however, if you are selected, you must provide official transcripts before you start work with EPA.
    — Veterans’ Preference Documents – DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA
    letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service
    members: submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected
    discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written
    document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty
    service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).
    Additional information can be found on our website: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures
    (https://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures/)
    .
    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
    (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/)
    .
    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.
    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.
    • Benefits for federal employees
    (https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees#item-36407)
    • Healthcare insurance
    (https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/)
    • Pay and leave
    (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/pay-and-leave/)
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    Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working
    for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave,
    holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To
    learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA
    (https://www.epa.gov/careers/)
    .
    https://www.epa.gov/careers/salaries-and-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 to Apply
    You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this
    position.
    To begin the application process, click the Apply button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to login/
    register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you
    must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day the announcement closes.
    All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature.
    If you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later
    than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete
    application materials by the day the announcement closes.
    For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to EPA
    Announcement Policies and Procedures
    (https://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures/)
    .
    Phone
    800-433-9633
    (tel:800-433-9633)
    Fax
    919-541-2186
    Email
    miller.jody@epa.gov
    (mailto:miller.jody@epa.gov)
    Address
    Environmental Protection Agency
    US Environmental Protection Agency
    Human Resources Management Division
    109 T.W. Alexander Drive, MD C639-02
    Research Triangle Pk, North Carolina 27711
    United States
    Agency contact information
    Jody Miller
    Learn more about this agency
    (#agency-modal-trigger)
    Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all
    Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work
    flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career–we share a common passion to
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    Next steps
    promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and
    protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA. Learn more about EPA at https://www.epa.gov
    (https://www.epa.gov/)
    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an
    acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your online
    occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of
    your application via your USAJOBS account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete
    application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of
    your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment
    consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses through
    reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be
    contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.
    Financial suitability
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/working-in-government/fairand-
    transparent/financial-suitability/)
    Social security number request
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/working-in-government/fairand-
    transparent/social-security-number/)
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy
    Legal and regulatory guidance
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex
    (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status,
    disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status,
    military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
    (http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/internal_eeo/index.cfm)
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the
    instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants
    should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
    made on a case-by-case basis.
    A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that
    provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of
    1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain
    access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as
    details, training, and office-sponsored events.
    • Disability Employment – Reasonable Accommodations
    (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/)
    • How to contact an agency
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/how-to/application/agency/contact/)
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    Privacy Act
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/working-in-government/fairand-
    transparent/privacy-act/)
    Signature & False statements
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/working-in-government/fairand-
    transparent/signature-false-statements/)
    Selective Service
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/working-in-government/fairand-
    transparent/selective-service/)
    New employee probationary period
    (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/working-in-government/fairand-
    transparent/probationary-period/)
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Initial Posting Date: 08/01/2019

Application Deadline:08/15/2019

Agency:Department of Consumer & Business Services

Salary Range:$3,664 – $5,339

Position Type:Employee

Position Title:Laboratory Technician (Chemist 1)

Job Description:

Our mission…

To protect and serve Oregon’s consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon’s consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA). Oregon OSHA is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions for Oregon workers through promulgation and enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, and by providing education and consultation to employees and employers.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment.
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
  • Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package

Here’s what you will do:

The successful candidate will perform basic analytical testing; prepare and supply field occupational health specialists with sampling media needed to perform exposure sampling; assist chemists and an electronics technician in more complex tests; receive and log in samples; purchase lab supplies; maintain clean glassware supply; and manage the lab’s chemical inventory and hazardous waste.

Here’s what you need to qualify:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience performing chemical tests and procedures;

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.

Note:  If you are using your Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry to qualify, please attach a copy of your transcript for degree verification.  Transcripts must be from an accredited institution within the US and must include your name, coursework completed with a passing grade, degree and date received, and institution name.

Requested Skills:

  • Training in basic laboratory techniques, routine testing methods and reagent preparation
  • Knowledge of chemistry and basic safety rules for working with hazardous chemicals
  • Skill in office procedures and handling of laboratory apparatus, chemicals and instruments
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

You must clearly demonstrate in your application and application materials that you meet the qualifications listed. Failure to provide this information may result in not being considered further.

How To Apply:

  • To apply for this position, click on the “Apply” button to fill out the online application and complete the questionnaire.
  • A cover letter is required for this job postingPlease attach it in the “My Experience” section under Resume/CV in the application.
  • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered. 

After you apply:

  • Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
  • Make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes.
  • Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment. 

Additional Information:

  • As part of the application selection process, you may be asked to complete a skills assessment or submit a writing sample.
  • Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources.  You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.  NOTE: If claiming veterans preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.
  • The Department of Consumer and Business Services does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Helpful Links And Contact Information:

Learn more about DCBS

Understanding the State Application Process

Help & Support webpage

Learn more about Oregon

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at DCBS.Recruiting@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-378-3200.

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

The Diversity STEMposium will be held on Friday, September 6th at the University of Oregon, and participation is open to Oregon State University as well. This event features three excellent researchers who study a variety of systems – including ion channels, host-microbe interactions, and viral infections – and are outspoken about the importance of highlighting the diverse backgrounds and journeys of scientists. Each invited speaker will deliver two talks: one on their scientific work and another on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to the seminars, the symposium will include a panel discussion and poster session. All students and postdocs are encouraged to register to present a poster.

There is no cost to attend this event. If you intend to present a poster, please register by no later than Friday, August 30th. Please visit the website below to learn more information, as well as to register and submit panel discussion topic suggestions:


The invited speakers are:

Sharona Gordon, University of Washington
Research Talk: “No gain, no pain: tuning the sensitivity of TRPV1 ion channels to noxious stimuli”
Diversity Talk: “If I’m not safe, no body is: science, power, and activism in the age of #MeToo”

Kat Milligan-Myhre, University of Alaska Anchorage
Research Talk: “Host-microbe interactions in a genetically diverse host: Diversity matters”
Diversity Talk: “Representation matters: An Inupiaq journey from Qikiktagruq to academia”

Efra Rivera-Serrano, University of California, Davis
Research Talk: “Through the Looking Glass: Illuminating the Micro-World to Understand Viral Infections”
Diversity Talk: “A Logic of Diversity: Applying Virological Concepts to Solve Social Problems”

For further information, contact Amber Rolland (arolland@uoregon.edu).

This year Microsoft is expanding its funding support for academic research by creating the new Microsoft Investigator Fellowship. Submissions are now being accepted, and full-time faculty members must submit their proposals by August 16, 2019

The new Microsoft Investigator Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for full-time faculty at degree-granting colleges in the United States who are currently conducting research, advising graduate students, teaching in a classroom, and use or plan to use Microsoft Azure in research and/or teaching. The award is a $100,000 annual stipend awarded annually for two years starting in Fall of 2019.

We hope you will help us spread the word about this program! We encourage you to share this announcement directly with your faculty colleagues and department chair office, on social media, and/or via topically relevant email lists. You may also consider sharing the news on LinkedIn.

For questions, please contact me Microsoft Investigator Fellowship ProgramInvestigatorFellow@microsoft.com.

Want to know how to create instructional media for your on-campus courses and to learn best practices of hybrid/flipped/blended design and teaching? CTL and Academic Technology invite you to explore the new Faculty Media Center to learn how to make audio, video and other media while beginning to plan an upcoming course. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., Kidder 100. Bring a laptop and your imagination.  Register. Info: Faculty Media Center.

Every year on University Day the OSU president awards the Beaver Champion to an individual (or individuals) for outstanding effort, the achievement of excellence, extra effort beyond that requested, and performance of the highest quality that has yielded university-wide impact. The president’s office invites nominations for the 2019 Beaver Champion Award, which will be awarded on Sept. 10. Please send your letter of nomination to President Edward Ray, Office of the President, 600 Kerr Administration Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.