This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug
Administration and is located in the Center for Tobacco Products
(CTP), Office of Science (OS), Division of Product Sciences (DPS),
located in Beltsville, Maryland.
Designs and develops projects and conducts reviews and research
on issues related to the biological effects from tobacco
Utilizes findings of scientific studies and investigations
which modified processes to resolve problems that affect the
Serves as a Technical advisor as it relates to tobacco
Conditions of Employment
Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be
considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated
Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary
payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a
financial institution of your choice.
Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a
security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be
grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject
to additional investigations at a later time.
FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the
I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to
determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you
must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning
eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and
verification. False representation may be grounds for
non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
Qualifications The position of Biologist falls under the
0401 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade
-13, you must meet the following:
NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts that
demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic
Degree: biological sciences, agriculture,
natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines
appropriate to the position.
Combination of education and
experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown
in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional
. Specialized experience is
experience that equipped the applicant with the particular
knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties
of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of
the position to be filled.
Have one year of specialized
experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal
Service or public which includes: designing and conducting research
on biological effects from tobacco products and other regulated
products, developing laboratory protocols for biological test to
ensure mission objectives are met, and manage the day-to-day
operation of research projects.