Meet the Community Coaches

Lynne Sebille-White

Lynne Sebille-White

Title/Position
Senior Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
Alicia Joens

Alicia Joens

Title/Position
Senior Specialist, New Student Partnerships
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself inquisitive, analytical, or insightful? 
  • Are you interested in learning about scientific issues or applying technical concepts to solve problems? 
  • Does it sound like fun to perform lab experiments or utilize a microscope to examine cells? 
  • Could you see yourself investigating scientific principles by collecting and analyzing data?

Careers in this community focus on designing and conducting research to improve products, processes, and ways of living.

Quality Control

  • Quality Assurance, Quality Lab Technician
  • Other terms: QC Analytical Chemist/Scientist/Engineer/Manager

Research & Development

  • Research Technician, Research Assistant
  • Other terms: Research Scientist, R&D Scientist/Chemist, Cosmetic Chemist

Benchwork

  • Lab Assistant, Lab Technician, Lab Analyst, Applications/Analytical Scientist
  • Other Terms: Chemical Operator, Samples Chemist, Pharmaceutical Testing Technician, Microbiology Technician, Physical Scientist

Clinical

  • Clinical Research Assistant, Clinical Lab Technologist, Clinical Trial Assistant/Specialist
  • Other terms: Medical Technologist, Toxicology Technologist

Manufacturing

  • Process Development Scientist, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Manufacturing Scientist

Food Science

  • Food Safety Supervisor, Food Safety Inspector, Food Processing & Packaging, Product/Ingredient Development  

Other Industries: Science Education, Pharmacology, Sales, Forensics, Field Science, Regulatory Affairs

   

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Want to put your interests to good use? Join other students who share them. Discover student organizations on campus which relate to science and research. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 

Some examples of organizations that may be of interest:

  • American Chemical Society Student Chapter
  • Biochemistry Majors Club
  • Microbiology Undergraduate Student Association
  • oSTEM@Iowa
  • Society of Physics Students
  • UI Bio
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Also consider volunteering as a way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

In addition, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

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MULTI-REG SAPS at California Air Resources Board

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Employer: California Air Resources Board Expires: 06/01/2024 This position can be located in Sacramento or Riverside County. This position is a 12-month Limited Term (LT) and may be extended up to 24 months or become permanent.If you have permanent status and have passed probation, you have mandatory reinstatement rights into your former position/classification at the end of this LT appointment. You will be separated from state service if you have not had prior permanent or probationary civil service status. During this 12-month limited-term assignment, you may be entitled to receive health, dental, and vision benefits. You will also earn State Service and accrue monthly leave credits. The Compliance Assistance and Outreach Branch (CAOB) is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Staff Air Pollution Specialist (SAPS) to develop coordinated outreach and messaging to support multiple heavy-duty regulations and incentive programs. The Board has many regulatory efforts and incentive programs that affect heavy-duty vehicle owners and fleets. We are looking for a lead to understand the various efforts and how they interact or conflict; how to message to the affected parties; and coordinate across the agency to leverage and synergize outreach opportunities.    Under the supervision of the Branch Chief, the SAPS is responsible for independently leading cross-agency teams in conducting analysis and developing supporting policies that will support successful implementation of multiple heavy-duty efforts. The SAPS must have strong communication skills, with an ability to speak and write effectively using direct, concise, and nontechnical language, and must be able to interact diplomatically with a wide range of interested internal and external parties and collaborators. The candidate should be comfortable making presentations and communicating to nontechnical persons. The candidate must also be adaptable, flexible, and committed to working closely with other CARB staff, government agencies including air districts, advocates, and other interested parties. The ideal SAPS must be organized and possess well-developed project management skills allowing them to complete both short and long-term tasks that will often involve completing critical assignments under tight and competing deadlines while consistently delivering high-quality work products. The position requires knowledge of climate and air quality policies; CARB's incentive portfolio; data analysis skills; excellent communication skills; and a passion for advancing equity goals.Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.PLEASE INCLUDE A ONE-PAGE COVER LETTERRESUMESUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement. Working Conditions The positions at the CARB may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, subject to the candidate meeting telework eligibility criteria set forth in the CalEPA telework policy and/or future program need. Employees not residing in California are not eligible for telework. Regardless of hybrid telework eligibility, all employees may be required to report to the position’s designated headquarters location at their own expense, as indicated on their duty statement.Position located in a high-rise buildingRequires being in a stationary position, consistent with office work, for extended periods. Standard office environment (for example, artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.) Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.Additional working condition(s): requires travel

Biological Science Technician (Fort Collins, CO) at USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Friday, May 24, 2024
Employer: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Expires: 06/01/2024 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT  OPEN DATE:   May 24, 2024CLOSING DATE:   May 31, 2024POSITION TITLE:    Biological Science Technician# OF VACANCIES:   1  TYPE OF POSITION:     Term Appointment with possibility for Benefits, Excepted Service;  Not to Exceed 13 months (may be extended up to 4 years)          WORK SCHEDULE:  Full-TimeANNOUNCEMENT #:  NWDP-6WS709SERIES/GRADE:  GS-0404-7FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL:  GS-404-7LOCATION:   Fort Collins, CO (Relocation expenses will not be paid)WORKSITE DESIGNATION:   Telework Eligible – SituationalSALARY:    $ 54,505-70,859 per year                                                               WHO MAY APPLY:Must be a U.S. CitizenMust be 18 years oldIf you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required).      Website: http://www.sss.gov. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:Resume (include days/months/years worked, work schedule, and grade level if federal)Transcripts if you are qualifying for the position based on education or a combination of experience and education.DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran             preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.  HOW TO APPLY: Additional materials not listed above (i.e. position descriptions, training certificates, etc.) may not be considered.  Applicants who do not submit the required items listed above may not be considered. Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted to the contact office and must be RECEIVED by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Interested individuals should send a resume, transcripts (if applicable), veteran documentation (if applicable) to the address listed here: CONTACT OFFICE: Sarah Bevins PhDAssistant CoordinatorUSDA·APHIS·WS National Wildlife Disease ProgramFort Collins, CO 80521sarah.n.bevins@usda.gov970-266-6211 SUMMARY:The position is with the National Wildlife Disease Program (NWDP), located in Fort Collins, CO. The National Wildlife Disease Program is responsible for conducting wildlife disease surveillance throughout the United States.  The program deals with zoonotic and agriculturally significant diseases. DUTIES: Development and implementation which includes data management, as well as providing logistical support to the field wildlife disease biologists.  Communicate with wildlife disease biologists, researchers, university partners, laboratory diagnosticians, and other state, federal, and non-government agencies. Sample shipping, receiving, and archiving as well as assisting wildlife disease biologists with various surveillance activities in the field.  Routinely and proficiently use computers to communicate; access, input and manipulate data; manipulate global information systems; generate, maintain and proof spreadsheets; run statistical programs; and assist with preparation of manuals, reports and scientific manuscripts.  With minimal supervision, organizes research data to facilitate statistical analyses. Performs descriptive and basic statistical analyses of data sets. Collaborates with station biologists in preparing charts, graphs, and summary tables for reports and publications. Manages an ongoing wildlife management project, ensuring timely and proper issuance of notification, adherence to rules, and confirms all permits are in place prior to study. Monitors activity to ensure that all regulations and contract specifications are adhered to and collects and organizes a variety of administrative and technical data useful to wildlife biologists in preparing annual reports and work plans.  Contributes to the overall planning of studies by conducting literature reviews and making suggestions for improvement of research methods and techniques. Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.  Help develop, maintain, and update a sample tracking system, as well as help manage other supply, equipment and reagent inventories.  MINIMUM ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, applicants MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement. For the GS-7 Grade Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-06 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:Knowledge of the technical methods and procedures regarding wildlife biology, ecology, and disease methodologies, management practices, and of the agency's policy and programs to lay out, schedule, organize, and execute the details of local, regional, and national wildlife disease monitoring and surveillance projects.  Knowledge of research processes, scientific method, laboratory methods, principals, techniques, and safety procedures resulting in quality analytical data, research findings, and reports.  Coordinate with others to resolve, e.g., technical problems requiring the use of specialized, complicated techniques.  Skill and ability to conduct literature searches related to specific research projects, to carefully record data, and to write drafts of assigned reports in technically correct format.  Skill in performing descriptive and statistical analyses of data sets. Knowledge of wildlife disease surveillance methods and procedures. Education Substitution at the GS-7 Grade Level:    1 full year of graduate education directly related to the position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.TRANSCRIPTS are required if:You are qualifying for the position based on education.You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university.HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATEDApplicants who meet basic minimum qualifications may be referred to the hiring manager for selection. Qualified candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will receive referral and selection priority over non-veterans. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: (if applicable to your position) Must obtain or have a valid state driver’s license. Operation of Government-owned or leased vehicles may be required. Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal paymentsmade by direct deposit to their financial institution.Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visithttps://www.e-verify.gov/.Testing Designated Position: Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.Legal and physical ability to possess and discharge firearms appropriately and safely is required. Incumbents must be able to comply with both Federal and State statutory requirements to possess and use firearms in the performance of their duties and must maintain state-mandated firearm use certification requirements.To fulfill field or laboratory requirements in this position, proof of specific vaccinations and boosters, may be required as a condition of employment to prevent contracting preventable diseases.Weekend and holiday hours may be required.The position requires vigorous activity involving lifting, carrying, pushing, and working outside in adverse conditions.Work is performed at the research station, in the office, and occasionally in the field and may involve abnormal working hours.Some research efforts may involve temporary duty assignments and travel.Must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and equipment. Emergency Response – APHIS is an emergency response agency.  This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS.  It is difficult to predict the frequency with which such emergency situations may occur – and could range from several emergencies in a year to none over the course of many years.  In the event that you are called upon to support an emergency program, this may require irregular working hours, including overtime, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description.  While some emergency program support assignments may be able to be performed at the employee’s current duty station, in other cases employees may be asked to go on-site to a temporary duty state location. In addition, it may be necessary for employees to participate in multiple rotations to an emergency program assignment.  Attempts will be made to keep disruption to the employee to a minimum.See this link: https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/signature-false-statements/ NOTE: APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON A NEGATIVE DRUG TEST RESULT. INCUMBENTS OF THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE ON AN ONGOING BASIS AFTER APPOINTMENT, AS DIRECTED. Carrying a firearm is a condition of employment – In the passing of the Lautenberg Amendment, Congress passed legislation which prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition. If selected you will be required to sign the form, “Inquiry for Positions Requiring Possession of Firearms,” certifying that you meet this criteria.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. Reasonable Accommodation Policy- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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. More than one position may be selected from this announcement.

Consumer Safety Inspector - $5K sign-on bonus (Petaluma, CA) at USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Friday, May 24, 2024
Employer: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Expires: 06/01/2024 Want to make a difference while having opportunities for career growth, excellent benefits, retirement, and opportunities for accelerated promotion and performance bonuses? Join the Food Safety and Inspection Service as a Consumer Safety Inspector in Petaluma, CA at USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The application period closes at midnight on 5/31/24. Apply now via announcement link in USAJobs! -  Click here. We offer excellent benefits for you and your family, both Federal and specific to FSIS. We offer opportunities for career path growth, a $5,000 sign-on bonus, accelerated promotion program, Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual (CSALA) incentive, referral bonus awards, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligible agency, and more!   Typical industry benefits represent 30% of your salary, but FSIS' benefits represent approximately 38% of your salary. View the Federal General Schedule pay scale for more information on step/pay increases (updated annually).FSIS is pleased to offer a $5,000 sign on bonus paid out in one lump sum payment. This recruitment incentive requires a signed two-year service agreement, as well as satisfactory performance and conduct. The service agreement details conditions of receipt and acceptance of the incentive and is provided to new employees prior to entrance on duty. Funds will be collected for any periods of uncompleted service.This position may be eligible for the Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) Accelerated Promotion Program. This program makes exceptions to the time-in-grade and qualification requirements to allow a single accelerated career ladder promotion to a GS-7 or a GS-8 in less than one year. A mandatory training plan must be successfully completed before an individual is eligible to be promoted under this program.Selectees may be eligible for Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual (CSALA) Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information please visit: PSLF Program.Recruitment incentives are offered based on agency staffing needs and budgetary availability; service agreements apply. For detailed incentive information see: Career Profiles | FSIS.Vacancy Information/Details:Schedule: Shifts and species will vary based on assignment. Employee may be detailed to any shift at any plant in the Alameda District.For additional information: Contact Sandy Cai at  suyin.cai@usda.gov or Tutu Sidhu at sukhdeep.sidhu@usda.govOpen & closing dates: 5/24/2024 to 5/31/2024Salary: $49,262 - $97,034 per year Pay scale & grade: GS 5 - 9Location: 1 vacancy in Petaluma, CARemote job: NoTelework eligible:  NoTravel Required: Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursed: NoAppointment type: PermanentWork schedule: Full-timeService: CompetitivePromotion potential: 9Job family (Series): 1862 Consumer Safety InspectionSupervisory status: NoSecurity clearance: OtherDrug test: NoPosition sensitivity and risk: Non-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination process: Suitability/FitnessAnnouncement number: FSIS-24-MCE-12428246-MSControl number: 792971200DutiesOur Consumer Safety Inspectors will/may:Ensure that regulated establishments produce a safe product by executing appropriate inspection methods, determining non-compliance with regulatory requirements, documenting noncompliance and initiating enforcement action, where warrantedVerify that meat and poultry slaughter and/or processing establishment's Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans meet regulatory requirementsExecute Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans effectively to prevent unsanitary conditions and adulteration of productReview records, observe plant operations and conduct hands-on verification to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and prepare detailed documentation (Non-Compliance Records) of non-compliance with regulatory requirementsDetermine when regulatory control action is necessary. You will assess whether the plant's corrective or preventative actions are acceptable and effective, if there are trends in non-compliance, or if enforcement action is warranted.Conduct regulatory oversight activities inside plants in matters relating to other consumer protections (e.g., economic adulteration and misbranding)Have contact with plant managers, owners and others to explain legal and regulatory requirements, discuss operation of the plant's SSOP, HACCP plan and other food safety programsCommunicate and defend determinations on non-compliance issues and discuss plans for addressing non-complianceWork with a variety of individuals to resolve problems, clarify differences of interpretation concerning HACCP and other food safety or consumer protection requirementsAdvise other Agency inspectors, supervisors and officers on inspection and enforcement matters for which you are involvedConduct various samplings, surveys and tests to obtain pertinent data on potential problem areas, industry trends, or other issues of current interest to the AgencyBe involved in performing health and safety verification sampling and tests for detection of specific microbes (e.g., salmonella, listeria, etc.), residues or contaminantsAssure that products approved for import are in full compliance with all applicable Federal regulations governing the importation of meat and poultry productsAuthorize entry of all meat or poultry products considered to comply with Federal regulations or refuse entry of any products which violate any of the requirements for admission into this countryCoordinate with other Federal agencies (e.g., the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on such matters as animal health restrictions and refused entry lots RequirementsConditions of EmploymentTraining as a condition of employment (TCOE) is required. You must begin the training within 90 days of the effective date of your selection, and you must successfully complete it within 12 months of the effective date of your selection.Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint checkSelectee may be subject to satisfactory completion of one-year probationary or trial periodU.S. Citizenship requiredSuccessful completion of a pre-employment medical examinationMale applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service RegistrationMust be at least 18 years of ageIf you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" systemMust pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/If you are selected, you may need to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigationFalse statements or responses on a resume or application can jeopardize employment and may be grounds for disciplinary action, including removal from Federal serviceDirect Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 every Federal employee is required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of that employee's choosingShould be able to read, speak, write, and effectively communicate in the English languageThis is a Bargaining Unit position covered by the National Joint Council (NJC) of Food Inspection LocalsThis announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies should any occur in the announced duty location(s)QualificationsThe duties of a Consumer Safety Inspector are performed in a hazardous working environment. For additional information, please click here. The below requirements are not an all-inclusive list. Failure to fully meet a functional requirement is not automatically disqualifying.Applicants must:Be physically and medically able to efficiently perform the essential job functions, without being a direct threat to themselves and othersHave full range of motion to perform rapid repetitive twisting and working with arms above shoulder levelBe able to stand and walk on slippery and uneven floors and catwalks, and climb stairs and laddersBe able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 30 pounds, with occasional lifting of up to 50 poundsHave manual dexterity of the upper body, including arms, hands, and fingers with a normal sense of touch in both handsHave good near and distance vision, be free of chronic eye disease and have correctable vision of at least 20/40 in one eyeHave the ability to distinguish shades of color. Any significant degree of color blindness (more than 25 percent error rate on approved color plate test) may be disqualifying.Individuals with some hearing loss and/or requiring hearing amplification will be assessed on a case-by-case basisYou must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the experience that would have been gained if working in this position or a similar, closely related position at the next lower level by the closing date of this announcement or the appropriate education substitution. See specialized experience definitions below.For all grade levels: This experience should encompass at least two of the following areas:Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and performing field tests and examinations,Skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or results orally,Skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety of individualsFor the GS-5 level: At least 52 weeks of qualifying experience gained under close supervision that provided you with knowledge of the properties and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances; such as: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as pharmaceuticals. This experience should include several or all of the following: Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and performing field tests and examinations, skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or results orally, and skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety of individuals. Such experience may have been acquired in work such as consumer safety inspector or inspection aid, food inspector, public health inspector, quality inspection specialist, or similar position with responsibility for sampling, quality control and sanitation in a food manufacturing or production environment, or similar environment for other ingestible items.For the GS-7 level: In addition to the qualifications above, incumbents are expected to perform standard and recurrent duties on an independent basis. Your resume should demonstrate at least 52 weeks of experience in independently carrying out routine, standard assignments on a regular and recurring basis that provided you with knowledge of the properties and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances; such as: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as pharmaceuticals.For the GS-8 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 level). In addition to the qualifications above, working with the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry and egg products; working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices in order to verify plant HAACP and SSOP responsibilities; performing basic mathematics and elementary statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures; and experience in reaching and interpreting conclusions.For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-08 level). In addition to the qualifications above, incumbents are expected to have experience working at a more independent level than lower graded CSIs, such as recommending refusal of exports and providing temporary coverage at locations outside of the official duty station.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.Please view OPM's Qualifications Standards, Consumer Safety Inspector Series, GS-1862.EducationEducation may be used to qualify in lieu of specialized experience as described below.For the GS-5 level: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours/credits in any combination of coursework in the areas of: agricultural, biological, or physical sciences, food technology, epidemiology, home economics, pharmacy, engineering, or nutrition. Specialized government or military training may be creditable if it is related directly to this position.ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (with some related coursework, as described in number 2 above) is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement. For the GS-7 level: One full year of directly related graduate education is qualifying for GS-7ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only graduate education directly related to the work of the position is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement.For the GS-9 level: Two full years of directly related graduate education or a directly related master's degree is qualifying for GS-9ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours directly related to the work of the position is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement.Additional informationThis position requires a pre-employment physical: Position RequirementsAssignment Restrictions: FSIS Directive 4735.9, Office of Field Operations Assignment Restrictions and Rules on Gifts from Regulated Industry FSIS Directive 4735.9 Revision 2 (usda.gov), sets out the Agency's specific procedures regarding ethical employee conduct, specifically related to employee assignment restrictions and gifts from regulated establishments. Please click on this link and read directive prior to applying.The position advertised in this vacancy announcement offers a referral bonus award of $1,000. More than one award may be given subject to criteria being met. Current FSIS employees may be eligible for this award if they refer an applicant who later enters on duty and works at least 90 days with successful performance and conduct. The referred employee will have an opportunity to list the referring employee during the application process. There are some required restrictions on this award. Ineligible employees include: 1. Employees whose regular, recurring jobs include the recruitment of new employees. 2. Employees who are otherwise excluded from receiving Achievement Awards; 3. Selecting officials or other persons associated with the selection process of the referred employee; and 4. Any of the following relatives of the referred employee: Spouse, or parents thereof; Children, including stepchildren and adopted children, and spouses thereof; Parents, including stepparents; Siblings, including stepsiblings, and spouses thereof; Any individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of two categories: Best Qualified or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Category placement will be determined based on the applicant's quality of experience and the extent the possess the following competencies:Attention to DetailDecision MakingDependabilityFlexibilityInterpersonal SkillsResilienceSelf ManagementYour application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.**REMINDER** Applicants - Be sure that experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficiently detailed information to clearly demonstrate that you have the listed competencies. All information used to evaluate your application must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Once the position is closed, no additional information will be accepted.If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service.Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployed Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applications must receive a rating of at least 80 out of a possible 100.Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, click here. Required DocumentsThe following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. If you need assistance in creating a federal resume, click here.Your application may be disqualified if you include any of the information listed here: What should I leave out of my resume?If using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application as long as it includes: student name, school name, and enough information to validate qualifications (course names, prefixes, grades, semester or quarter credit hours, date degree was awarded, etc.). If selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. Verify accreditation here: Dept of Education Accredited Schools. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit evidence that the institute was accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is equivalent to U.S. education standards. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit NACES. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. 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. If claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit a DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, showing dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty, you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions (no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted). Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Veterans' Preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive Veterans' Preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) you submitted.If claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must provide the DD-214 or certification requirements (see above), plus the proof of entitlement for this preference as listed on the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference). The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For information on Veterans' Preference see: FedsHireVets. For more information regarding Veterans: Click hereSurplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP must provide: Proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application (per 5 CFR 330).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 ApplyPlease read the entire announcement and the instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. The following instructions outline our application process.Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement to be entered into the system prior to its closing.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.To begin, click "Apply" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.Step 2: In your USAJOBS account, you will have the opportunity to select your stored USAJOBS resume, create a new resume or upload a resume, and upload other relevant documents. All uploaded documents must be less than 3MB and in one of the following formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). See "Required Documents" for details. Select the document you want to submit.Step 3: Click "Apply Online," answer all required questions, verify the documents you selected from USAJobs transferred into the Agency's staffing system, and attach any additional documents that may not have transferred or be required. If qualifying based on education, you must submit a legible copy of your college transcript(s), with your application package, showing your conferred degree (if any), as proof that you qualify based on education. If you have not yet graduated, submit your current transcript.NOTE: It is an applicant's responsibility to submit updated information. You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Simply log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.NOTE: Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 5MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, TXT or Word (DOC or DOCX). Do not upload Adobe Portfolio documents because they are not viewable.If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment office, or another establishment that provides internet service to complete the online application and the assessment questionnaire. If this is not an option, refer to the Alternative Methods for Applying section below for specific instructions.Alternative Methods for Applying: If you are unable to apply using the internet, please fax your request for an application package along with your name and mailing address to: HR (Branch 1) 1-833-840-9220.Agency contact informationMerri StellburgPhone: 612-852-7655Email: merri.stellburg@usda.govAddress:Food Safety and Inspection Service1400 Independence Ave SWWashington, DC 20250USLearn more about this agency Next stepsYour application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log into your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. See more information at: CHCO Council. 

Consumer Safety Inspector - $5,000 Dollar Sign On Bonus - El Rito, NM at USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Friday, May 24, 2024
Employer: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Expires: 05/31/2024 DutiesYOU WILL/MAY:Ensure that regulated establishments produce a safe product by executing appropriate inspection methods, determining non-compliance with regulatory requirements, documenting noncompliance and initiating enforcement action, where warranted.Verify that meat and poultry slaughter and/or processing establishment's Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans meet regulatory requirements.Execute Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans effectively to prevent unsanitary conditions and adulteration of product.Review records, observe plant operations and conduct hands-on verification to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and prepare detailed documentation (Non-Compliance Records) of non-compliance with regulatory requirements.Determine when regulatory control action is necessary. You will assess whether the plant's corrective or preventative actions are acceptable and effective, if there are trends in non-compliance, or if enforcement action is warranted.Conduct regulatory oversight activities inside plants in matters relating to other consumer protections (e.g., economic adulteration and misbranding).Have contact with plant managers, owners and others to explain legal and regulatory requirements, discuss operation of the plant's SSOP, HACCP plan and other food safety programs.Communicate and defend determinations on non-compliance issues and discuss plans for addressing non-compliance.Work with a variety of individuals to resolve problems, clarify differences of interpretation concerning HACCP and other food safety or consumer protection requirements.Advise other Agency inspectors, supervisors and officers on inspection and enforcement matters for which you are involved.Conduct various samplings, surveys and tests to obtain pertinent data on potential problem areas, industry trends, or other issues of current interest to the Agency.Be involved in performing health and safety verification sampling and tests for detection of specific microbes (e.g., salmonella, listeria, etc.), residues or contaminants.Assure that products approved for import are in full compliance with all applicable Federal regulations governing the importation of meat and poultry products.Authorize entry of all meat or poultry products considered to comply with Federal regulations or refuse entry of any products which violate any of the requirements for admission into this country.Coordinate with other Federal agencies (e.g., the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on such matters as animal health restrictions and refused entry lots.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust submit a resume documenting 52 weeks of specialized experience.Training as a condition of employment (TCOE) is required.You must begin the training within 90 days of the effective date of your selection, and you must successfully complete it within 12 months of the effective date of your selection.Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.If selected you may be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI).Selectee may be subject to satisfactory completion of one-year probationary or trial period.U.S. Citizenship required.Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination.Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.Must be at least 18 years of age.If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system.Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.If you are selected, you may need to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.False statements or responses on a resume or application can jeopardize employment and may be grounds for disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 every Federal employee is required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of that employee's choosing.QualificationsYou must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the experience that would have been gained if working in this position or a similar, closely related position at the next lower level by the closing date of this announcement or the appropriate education substitution.Education may be used to qualify in lieu of specialized experience. See Education section below.See specialized experience definitions below.Specialized experience:For all grade levels:This experience should encompass at least two of the following areas:Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and performing field tests and examinations,Skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or results orally,Skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety of individuals.For the GS-05 Level: At least 52 weeks of qualifying experience gained under close supervision that provided you with knowledge of the properties and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances; such as: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as pharmaceuticals. This experience should include several or all of the following: Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and performing field tests and examinations, skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or results orally, and skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety of individuals. Such experience may have been acquired in work such as consumer safety inspector or inspection aid, food inspector, public health inspector, quality inspection specialist, or similar position with responsibility for sampling, quality control and sanitation in a food manufacturing or production environment, or similar environment for other ingestible items.For the GS-07 Level: In addition to the qualifications above, incumbents are expected to perform standard and recurrent duties on an independent basis. Your resume should demonstrate at least 52 weeks of experience in independently carrying out routine, standard assignments on a regular and recurring basis that provided you with knowledge of the properties and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances; such as: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as pharmaceuticals.For the GS-08 Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 level). In addition to the qualifications above, working with the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry and egg products; working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices in order to verify plant HAACP and SSOP responsibilities; performing basic mathematics and elementary statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures; and experience in reaching and interpreting conclusions.For the GS-09 Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-08 level). In addition to the qualifications above, incumbents are expected to have experience working at a more independent level than lower graded CSIs, such as recommending refusal of exports and providing temporary coverage at locations outside of the official duty station.Such experience may have been acquired in work such as consumer safety inspector or inspection aide, food inspector, public health inspector, quality inspection specialist, or similar position with responsibility for sampling, quality control and sanitation in a food manufacturing or production environment, or similar environment for other ingestible items.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.Please view OPM's Qualifications Standards, Consumer Safety Inspector Series, GS-1862.The duties of a Consumer Safety Inspector are performed in a hazardous working environment. For additional information, please click here. The below requirements are not an all-inclusive list. Failure to fully meet a functional requirement is not automatically disqualifying.Applicants must:Be physically and medically able to efficiently perform the essential job functions, without being a direct threat to themselves and others.Have full range of motion to perform rapid repetitive twisting and working with arms above shoulder level.Be able to stand and walk on slippery and uneven floors and catwalks, and climbing stairs and ladders.Be able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 30 pounds, with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.Have manual dexterity of the upper body, including arms, hands, and fingers with a normal sense of touch in both hands.Have good near and distance vision, be free of chronic eye disease and have correctable vision of at least 20/40 in one eye.Have the ability to distinguish shades of color. Any significant degree of color blindness (more than 25 percent error rate on approved color plate test) may be disqualifying.Individuals with some hearing loss and/or requiring hearing amplification will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.EducationEducation may be used to qualify in lieu of specialized experience as described below.For the GS-05 level: Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours/credits in any combination of coursework in the areas of: agricultural, biological, or physical sciences, food technology, epidemiology, home economics, pharmacy, engineering, or nutrition. Specialized government or military training may be creditable if it is related directly to this position.ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (with some related coursework, as described in number 2 above) is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement.For the GS-07 Level: One full year of directly related graduate education is qualifying for GS-7.ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only graduate education directly related to the work of the position is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement.For the GS-09 Level: Two full years of directly related graduate education or a directly related master's degree is qualifying for GS-9.ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours directly related to the work of the position is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement. 

Consumer Safety Inspector - $5,000 Dollar Sign On Bonus - Farmerville, LA at USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Friday, May 24, 2024
Employer: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Expires: 05/31/2024  DutiesYOU WILL/MAY:Ensure that regulated establishments produce a safe product by executing appropriate inspection methods, determining non-compliance with regulatory requirements, documenting noncompliance and initiating enforcement action, where warranted.Verify that meat and poultry slaughter and/or processing establishment's Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans meet regulatory requirements.Execute Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans effectively to prevent unsanitary conditions and adulteration of product.Review records, observe plant operations and conduct hands-on verification to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and prepare detailed documentation (Non-Compliance Records) of non-compliance with regulatory requirements.Determine when regulatory control action is necessary. You will assess whether the plant's corrective or preventative actions are acceptable and effective, if there are trends in non-compliance, or if enforcement action is warranted.Conduct regulatory oversight activities inside plants in matters relating to other consumer protections (e.g., economic adulteration and misbranding).Have contact with plant managers, owners and others to explain legal and regulatory requirements, discuss operation of the plant's SSOP, HACCP plan and other food safety programs.Communicate and defend determinations on non-compliance issues and discuss plans for addressing non-compliance.Work with a variety of individuals to resolve problems, clarify differences of interpretation concerning HACCP and other food safety or consumer protection requirements.Advise other Agency inspectors, supervisors and officers on inspection and enforcement matters for which you are involved.Conduct various samplings, surveys and tests to obtain pertinent data on potential problem areas, industry trends, or other issues of current interest to the Agency.Be involved in performing health and safety verification sampling and tests for detection of specific microbes (e.g., salmonella, listeria, etc.), residues or contaminants.Assure that products approved for import are in full compliance with all applicable Federal regulations governing the importation of meat and poultry products.Authorize entry of all meat or poultry products considered to comply with Federal regulations or refuse entry of any products which violate any of the requirements for admission into this country.Coordinate with other Federal agencies (e.g., the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on such matters as animal health restrictions and refused entry lots.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust submit a resume documenting 52 weeks of specialized experience.Training as a condition of employment (TCOE) is required.You must begin the training within 90 days of the effective date of your selection, and you must successfully complete it within 12 months of the effective date of your selection.Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.If selected you may be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI).Selectee may be subject to satisfactory completion of one-year probationary or trial period.U.S. Citizenship required.Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination.Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.Must be at least 18 years of age.If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system.Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.If you are selected, you may need to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.False statements or responses on a resume or application can jeopardize employment and may be grounds for disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 every Federal employee is required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of that employee's choosing.QualificationsYou must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the experience that would have been gained if working in this position or a similar, closely related position at the next lower level by the closing date of this announcement or the appropriate education substitution.Education may be used to qualify in lieu of specialized experience. See Education section below.See specialized experience definitions below.Specialized experience:For all grade levels:This experience should encompass at least two of the following areas:Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and performing field tests and examinations,Skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or results orally,Skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety of individuals.For the GS-05 Level: At least 52 weeks of qualifying experience gained under close supervision that provided you with knowledge of the properties and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances; such as: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as pharmaceuticals. This experience should include several or all of the following: Skill in applying proper techniques for collecting samples and performing field tests and examinations, skill in developing written reports and reporting findings or results orally, and skill in maintaining effective personal contacts with a variety of individuals. Such experience may have been acquired in work such as consumer safety inspector or inspection aid, food inspector, public health inspector, quality inspection specialist, or similar position with responsibility for sampling, quality control and sanitation in a food manufacturing or production environment, or similar environment for other ingestible items.For the GS-07 Level: In addition to the qualifications above, incumbents are expected to perform standard and recurrent duties on an independent basis. Your resume should demonstrate at least 52 weeks of experience in independently carrying out routine, standard assignments on a regular and recurring basis that provided you with knowledge of the properties and characteristics of regulated food commodities and substances; such as: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or other food for human consumption, and other ingestible substances, such as pharmaceuticals.For the GS-08 Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 level). In addition to the qualifications above, working with the Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Acts in order to inspect meat, poultry and egg products; working with basic SSOP and HACCP principles and practices in order to verify plant HAACP and SSOP responsibilities; performing basic mathematics and elementary statistical concepts and methods to perform testing and sampling procedures; and experience in reaching and interpreting conclusions.For the GS-09 Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-08 level). In addition to the qualifications above, incumbents are expected to have experience working at a more independent level than lower graded CSIs, such as recommending refusal of exports and providing temporary coverage at locations outside of the official duty station.Such experience may have been acquired in work such as consumer safety inspector or inspection aide, food inspector, public health inspector, quality inspection specialist, or similar position with responsibility for sampling, quality control and sanitation in a food manufacturing or production environment, or similar environment for other ingestible items.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.Please view OPM's Qualifications Standards, Consumer Safety Inspector Series, GS-1862.The duties of a Consumer Safety Inspector are performed in a hazardous working environment. For additional information, please click here. The below requirements are not an all-inclusive list. Failure to fully meet a functional requirement is not automatically disqualifying.EducationEducation may be used to qualify in lieu of specialized experience as described below.For the GS-05 level: Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours/credits in any combination of coursework in the areas of: agricultural, biological, or physical sciences, food technology, epidemiology, home economics, pharmacy, engineering, or nutrition. Specialized government or military training may be creditable if it is related directly to this position.ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (with some related coursework, as described in number 2 above) is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement.For the GS-07 Level: One full year of directly related graduate education is qualifying for GS-7.ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only graduate education directly related to the work of the position is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement.For the GS-09 Level: Two full years of directly related graduate education or a directly related master's degree is qualifying for GS-9.ORA combination of education and specialized experience. In this instance, only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours directly related to the work of the position is creditable towards meeting the requirements, along with specialized work experience. The combination must equal 100% of the requirement. For example, if you have 33% of the education requirement, then you will need 67% of the specialized experience requirement.  

Supervisory Agriculturist (Lab Director) at USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Friday, May 24, 2024
Employer: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Expires: 06/01/2024 Directs S&T Miami laboratory located in Miami, Florida. This facility is a medium sized laboratory charged with advancing the safeguarding mission of APHIS, PPQ and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as supporting trade and AQI regulatory decision-making and operations by adapting and developing treatments, inspection technology, and survey methods. Primary activities of the laboratory are performed in the context of complex, multi-phased projects extending months/years.The duties may include, but are not limited to:Oversees the full scope of the primary proposed activities of the ST Treatment and Inspection Methods Laboratory, which includes methods development/applied research; technology transfer; development of scientific expertise.Evaluates laboratory resource needs, submits formal budget and staffing proposals to the ST Associate Deputy Administrator and is accountable for properly administering budget allocations.Manages the formal structure of the laboratory, with authority to design new and restructure existing positions.Assesses and optimizes laboratory work-processes and participates in initiatives to improve administrative processes of the organization.Designates project leaders and applies the organization's system of assigning work to staff.Provides linkage among the research community and implementation institutions to promote the use of pest management technologies.Responsible for the formulation and achievement of short- and long-range goals concerning laboratory operations with particular focus on maximizing the quality of research efforts.Develops supplemental measurements systems and ensures that project managers develop and effectively utilize measurement tools tailored to individual projects.Conditions of EmploymentYou must be a US Citizen or US NationalQualificationsApplicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:Knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, practices, standards, and methods of science related to plant health or agriculture.Experience coordinating and managing program activities leading to new methods, protocols, or practices used for plant pest rearing, detection, diagnosis, control, management, exclusion, or eradication.Experience managing staff in developing, monitoring, and executing projects.Experience communicating technical or scientific information orally and in writing to industry representatives, other state/federal government agencies and cooperators.Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:Experience in applying advanced theories, concepts, principles, practices, standards, and methods of science related to plant health or agriculture.Experience providing leadership, coordination, and direction, including strategic and operational planning, for a scientific or agricultural program.Experience directing, overseeing and evaluating the day-to-day activities of scientific and technical staff from diverse disciplines.Experience communicating technical and scientific information effectively and tactfully, orally and in writing, using a diversity of strategies, tactics and means, to a diverse audience, including senior level managers, policy and operational decision-makers, federal and industry partners, stakeholders, and/or customers regarding scientific issues.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any specialized experience and/or selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, your application is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.To preview the application questionnaire, please visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12386440 

Librarian II -Teen Services at City of San Antonio

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Employer: City of San Antonio - Library Expires: 05/31/2024 For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonio's employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx Job SummaryUnder general direction, is responsible for the provision of library services to teens 13 - 18; fostering and facilitating teen participation in the development and implementation of teen library programming; advising and instructing teens in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources; conducting outreach to teens in community venues including schools; advocating for teens in the library organization and community; providing reference and reader's reference and reader's advisory instruction and assistance.  Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. May directly supervise assigned staff and volunteers.Work Location Guerra Library; 7978 W. Military Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78227 or one of 27 branch library locationsWork Schedule Work schedule varies and is based on departmental needs; Monday-Saturday work week; weekends required.  Essential Job FunctionsCultivates strong participation and ownership of library services and programming by teens (aged 13 to 18).Provides direct public services to teens (aged 13 to 18) in the library setting, through school visits and off-site delivery of library service in community venues.Promotes library services for teens through engagement with parents, educators and other youth-serving community agencies.Acts as a lead in the Teen Services Librarian workgroup.Assumes the responsibilities of the branch in the manager’s absence.May serve as an Assistant Manager of a branch or Central Library unit.Serves as Assistant Manager or section head in their absence.Develops, implements and evaluates programs and services within the framework of SAPL’s teen services mission and with teen involvement whenever possible.Advocates for teens in the Library organization and Carver community.Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and technological advances and online platforms of interest to teens.Monitors use and oversees maintenance of branch young adult collection and other areas as assigned.Assumes the responsibilities of a branch or section head in his or her absence.Provides direct reference and readers’ advisory services to the general public.Trains staff in policies, procedures, and operation of various automated systems.Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.Job RequirementsMaster's Degree in Library Science, Library and Information Studies/Science or Information Studies/Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university.One (1) year of experience as a professional librarian or three (3) years of professional experience relevant to the appropriate age based group.No substitution for education allowed.Preferred Qualifications Passion for and desire to work with teens (aged 13 to 18 years) in a public library setting.Experience supervising daily operations of a facility and/or serving as a direct supervisor to assigned staff.Experience advising and instructing teens in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources.Experience providing reference and reader’s advisory instruction and assistance.Experience fostering and facilitating teen participation in the development and implementation of teen library programming.Experience conducting outreach to teens in community venues including schools; advocating for teens in the library organization and community.Applicant Information If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted. Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge of library principles, methods, materials, and practices.Familiarity with the developmental needs of teens (aged 13 to 18) in order to provide the most appropriate resources and services.Knowledge of literature for and by teens in traditional and emerging formats.Knowledge of cataloging principles and techniques.Knowledge of reference tools and services.Knowledge of professional library publications and the literature of librarianship.Skill in operating a personal computer, PC applications, and the use of electronic resources as used in libraries.Ability to maintain awareness of ongoing technological advances and how they can improve access to information and services for teens (aged 13 to 18).Ability to create an environment that embraces the flexible and changing nature of teens’ entertainment, technological and informational needsAbility to analyze training needs and make presentations.Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Ability to handle all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.    

Economist (Research Assistant Mentorship Program) at Federal Housing Finance Agency

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Employer: Federal Housing Finance Agency Expires: 06/01/2024 The Division of Research & Statistics is seeking ideal candidates for participation in its Research Assistant Mentorship Program (RAMP). Selected candidates will serve as Research Assistants (RAs) in a two-year developmental program that provides training in areas like research, policy evaluation, and data management. The program is well-suited for candidates hoping to pursue a PhD or master's degree program or an applied statistics career in economics, finance, data science, or public policy.Research Assistant Mentorship Program (RAMP)Selected candidates will serve as RAs in a two-year developmental program working closely with senior level economists providing economic research and critical support for data management and policy evaluation. Each RA will be assigned to a mentor Ph.D. economist, who will oversee their progress and offer regular feedback throughout the program. The first year involves training with data analysis, database management, computer systems, programming skills, statistics, and econometrics. Each RA will complete assigned projects that could include developing code, writing or presenting summaries of findings, and generating new ideas. The second year focuses on developing and conducting research with mentors. Potential research topics include housing programs, housing markets, house price indexes, financial institutions, secondary mortgage market operations, climate and natural disaster risk in housing markets, appraisal valuation, survey analysis and other related topics to identify significant and emerging risks such as market, interest rate, operational and credit risks. Opportunities may involve any or a combination of research, policy, or analysis.The Economist duties listed below are at the EL-09 level. Depending on the grade level selected, the incumbent will perform the following duties with varying levels of supervision and difficulty:Provides analytical support for the DRS. Projects may include research and the identification of emerging risks and trends in the housing market as well as monitoring programs, all developed by senior staff. These monitoring programs are designed to analyze the business practices of FHFA's regulated entities. The incumbent supports the development and operation of the monitoring programs by collecting, validating, transforming, and analyzing data from the regulated entities, using a variety of tools such as Microsoft Excel, SAS, Stata, R, Python and others to organize data and support technical conclusions. Database skills include experience in accessing databases via standardized and ad hoc query tools, assisting or participating in validating and correcting newly acquired and existing data, and monitoring data using programming, reporting, analysis and/or data visualization tools. This responsibility requires developing and maintaining familiarity with best practices and trends through continuous training inside and outside FHFA.Assists in drafting monitoring reports, which, on occasion, includes providing supporting information for recommendations. The input is reviewed and approved by other staff members.Participates in other economic or financial research or banking projects that are key to the DRS overall supervisory program. Works with teams consisting of other economists and financial analysts across the agency.Responds to inquiries from staff and approved non-FHFA sources for technical and analytical support.Supports the preparation of written policies, procedures, and manuals by documenting assumptions, methodologies, and procedures used for generating standardized reports.Performs other duties as assigned.This is a term appointment not to exceed 2 years. Term appointments are non-status, non-permanent appointments of limited duration of more than 1 year, but not more than 2 years, with the possibility to extend for no more than an additional two years subject to funding. Should the need warrant, term appointments may be extended without further competition up to a maximum year limitation, subject to funding. The appointment to a term position does not confer eligibility for permanent employment. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:A. Degree:economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.-OR-B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.In addition to meeting the above basic education or education and experience requirements, applicants must also meet the following minimum qualifications for their desired grade level:Minimum Qualification EL-07: Applicants must have 52 weeks (one-year) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and/or directly related education as described below. From the description below, if you choose options "B", "C" or "D" you must provide transcripts with your application.A. Experience: I qualify for the EL/GS-07 because I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the EL/GS-05 or equivalent demonstrating work experience with the following: Knowledge/application of economic theory, practices, methods and techniques and knowledge/application of statistical computation methods, data collection, and economic systems to analyze and research economic factors. -OR-B. Education:1 full year of graduate level education in applied economics, econometrics, financial economics, mathematics, data science, statistics, public policy or other fields related to the position. -OR-C. Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.): a bachelor's degree curriculum directly related to the work of the position. To qualify for superior academic achievement, you must have ONE of the following: (1) standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision at the time you apply; (2) grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or B+ (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed, either (a) at the time of application or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum; (3) election to membership in one of the national honorary scholastic societies that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Society. Note: Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. -OR-D. Combination of education and experience:as described above in options "A" and "B". Note: Less than one year of specialized experience may be combined with graduate education more than the amount required for the next lower grade level. One academic year of graduate education is the number of credits hours determined to represent one academic year of full-time study (i.e.,18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours).Minimum Qualification EL-09: Applicants must have 52 weeks (one-year) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and/or directly related education as described below. From the description below, if you choose options "B" or "C" you must provide transcripts with your application.A. Experience: I qualify for the EL/GS-09 because I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the EL/GS-07 or equivalent demonstrating work experience with three of the five listed below:(1) Demonstrated work experiences with supporting economic policy, analysis, evaluation or visualization of economic data, and reporting of market trends.(2) Demonstrated work experiences in data collection of economic information, validating or correcting acquired data, transforming and standardizing data, and monitoring updates through programming, reporting, software, or other analytic tools.(3) Demonstrated work experiences with drafting policies, procedures, or manuals that document assumptions, methodologies, and best practices used for generating standardized reports or data production activities.(4) Demonstrated work experiences conducting individual research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, implementation of econometric or financial methodologies, analysis and evaluation, and technical writing that conveys relevant findings or appropriate recommendationsfrom statistical results.(5) Experience communicating orally and in writing with diverse audiences, including but not limited to colleagues, senior management, and the general public on economic data or concepts. -OR-B. Education: Completion of two (2) academic years of graduate-level education, or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college of university directly related to the work of the position (i.e., applied economics, econometrics, financial economics, mathematics, data science, statistics, public policy or other fields related to the position). -OR-C. Combination of education and experience as described above in options "A" and "B". Note: Less than one year of specialized experience may be combined with graduate education more than the amount required for the next lower grade level. One academic year of graduate education is the number of credits hours determined to represent one academic year of full-time study (i.e., 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours).Demonstrated experience with data analysis and applied methods is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Restoration Steward at Stewards Individual Placement Program

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Employer: Stewards Individual Placement Program Expires: 05/31/2024 How to ApplyApply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions.  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.National Park Service – Channel Islands National ParkLength:Term of positions is 24 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wkLocation:Ventura, CALiving Allowance:$700.00 Weekly ($550.00 Living Stipend; $150.00 Housing Allowance)AmeriCorps Award:Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,447.50(pre-tax).Desired Start Date:7/8/2024Application Due Date:Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/31/2024Title of PositionRestoration Steward  Position DetailsStewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the National Park Service are seeking an intern who will co-lead restoration ecology projects with park staff and partner organizations and serve as a mentor for participating students from local high schools and colleges. Each year, approximately 400 local students visit the park to explore ways to get involved in restoration ecology. They engage in a combination of classroom visits, volunteer restoration projects, and guided walks that connect their coursework to real-world efforts to repair ecosystems and make them more resilient to climate change. These students meet fellow volunteers, interns, and professionals and consider how they might apply their unique perspectives to improve the health of their communities. Position Responsibilities will include:·        Conducting outreach to local teachers and professors to raise interest in participating in restoration ecology projects;·        Working jointly with educators to ensure each group's experience meets their specific needs;·        Delivering a pre-visit program to prepare students who will participate in restoration projects;·        Leading groups of students in restoration work when they visit the park;·        Developing and delivering a post-visit program designed to help students explore ways to stay engaged in restoration work; and·        Providing logistical support for educators, such as helping them to schedule classroom- and park visits, arrange transportation, and complete volunteer agreements. Minimum Requirements:·       Completion of a bachelor's degree in education, communication, or a natural science.·       Experience in public speaking or leading activities for secondary school students.·       Ability to communicate clearly in writing.·       Experience managing tasks that are part of a defined project workflow.·        Applicants must pass criminal background checks for DOI and AmeriCorps eligibility·        Valid US Drivers License with an insurable driving record of at least 3 years·        Must be 18 years or older·        Must be a US Citizen or Legal US Resident Preferred Qualifications·       Ability to speak Spanish·       Experience conducting outdoor horticulture Benefits:·       Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,447.50 (pre-tax).·       Living Allowance: $700.00 week (pre-tax, includes both $550.00 Living Stipend and $150.00 Housing Allowance)·       Training in theory and techniques for developing and presenting education/interpretive programs.·       Training in techniques for effective group management.·       Training in best practices for restoration ecology projects and tasks.·       Regular trips to park islands, including opportunities to explore hard-to-visit locations.  How to ApplyApply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions.  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. If you have questions about this position, please contact Emily Zivot Emily_Zivot@nps.gov or you can contact Emma Nehan-Springstead enehan@conservationlegacy.org, Stewards Program Coordinator. Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

Air Pollution Specialist at California Air Resources Board

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Employer: California Air Resources Board Expires: 05/31/2024 Applying electronically via CalCareers is highly recommended. If submitting hardcopy applications (mail/drop-off), please email Essam.Gad@arb.ca.gov to confirm submission.The Mobile Source Laboratory Division (MSLD) is recruiting for a qualified, self-motivated, and creative Air Pollution Specialist (APS) to join the Emission Laboratory Quality Assurance Section (ELQAS). ELQAS staff work with engineers and specialists to perform quality assurance processes on instruments and equipment utilized to conduct vehicle In-Use Compliance, certification, research, and vehicle emission testing programs at the Southern California Headquarters (SCHQ) located in Riverside.ELQAS mission is to certify, verify, and calibrate all automotive emission testing instruments and equipment in use at the SCHQ and at field locations. ELQAS provides quality assurance oversight to ensure all instruments and equipment meet regulatory requirements prior to being used for vehicle emission testing. The section is responsible for developing and maintaining quality assurance standard operating procedures, performing instrument/equipment verification and acceptance, gas naming compressed gas cylinders, managing calibration contracts and calibration certificates for quality assurance calibration equipment/instruments, reviewing outside laboratories for compliance with the U.S. EPA Code of Federal Regulations, and performing quality assurance data verification. ELQAS is tasked with ensuring quality assurance data is upheld to MSLD's standards and policies.Under the supervision of the ELQAS manager, the APS duties include: working with engineers and specialists staff in performing calibration, verification, and certification of exhaust and evaporative emission testing equipment; developing and evaluating quality assurance procedures; developing and maintaining contracts; developing specifications and purchasing equipment; maintaining and updating quality assurance procedures based on existing and upcoming Federal and State regulatory requirements; performing verification and data analysis of data generated; performing calculations using established quality assurance procedures; designing, programming, and modifying databases; generating monthly reports; performing inventory of supplies. And specialty gases; maintaining the calibration/certification of quality assurance specialty equipment for use in the daily quality assurance work; coordinating with testing staff when performing the quality assurance process.California Driver's License required. Duties require participation in the DMV Pull Notice Program.You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement. Working ConditionsRequires being in a stationary position, consistent with office work, for extended periods.Standard office environment (for example, artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.) Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.Requires repetitive movement of heavy objects. Must be able to move/transport equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Staff Air Pollution Specialist at California Air Resources Board

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Employer: California Air Resources Board Expires: 06/01/2024 Applying electronically via CalCareers is highly recommended. If submitting hardcopy applications (mail/drop-off), please email Essam.Gad@arb.ca.gov to confirm submission. This is a unique opportunity to join the Laboratory Support Section (LSS) as a Staff Air Pollution Specialist (SAPS) within the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Monitoring and Laboratory Division (MLD). This position will support the Northern Laboratory Branch's (NLB) Inorganic Laboratory Section (ILS) and Organics Laboratory Section (OLS) by leading the administering of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). NLB provides analytical laboratory services for federal and State criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, and consumer product enforcement programs. Responsibilities of the Branch include overall sample management, and the analysis of ambient network and special study samples, including the review, validation, approval, and reporting of analytical results to U.S. EPA, CARB Enforcement Division, and other clients while maintaining laboratory health and safety and hazardous waste disposal programs. To support these regulatory mandates, LSS provides analytical support to ILS, OLS, and the Special Analysis Section for sample control and management (sample shipping/receiving, log-in, tracking, storage, and disposition), quality assurance and quality control oversight, and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database administration. The SAPS position will lead a small team of Air Pollution Specialists (APS) performing LIMS administration duties in support of the Branch's laboratories. The LIMS Team programs LIMS to provide cradle-to-grave tools for various sample types from initial sample intake and data entry to the reporting of the approved sample results to end clients. The LIMS Team will also work with NLB management and staff in identifying desirable LIMS enhancements and developing plans to fulfill those requests. In addition, the Team responds to frequent, less complex requests for LIMS support within the Branch that require quick turn-round times. The LIMS Team will also be continuously exploring new technologies/software in order to modernize/improve efficiency within the laboratory operations. The SAPS will lead this effort in coordination with the Section Supervisor. The SAPS will also assist the Section in assessing various QA/QC questions/issues that occasionally arise in the Branch laboratories, including the review of updates to laboratory standard operation procedures, and offer appropriate responses based on good laboratory practices and policy manuals.You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement. Working Conditions This position may be eligible for hybrid in-office work and in-state telework. The amount of telework is at the agency's discretion and is based on the California Air Resource Boards' (CARB) current telework policy. While the CARB may support telework, some in-person attendance is also required. The positions at the CARB may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, subject to the candidate meeting telework eligibility criteria outlined in the CalEPA telework policy and/or future program need. Employees not residing in California are not eligible for telework. Regardless of hybrid telework eligibility, all employees may be required to report to the position’s designated headquarters location at their own expense, as indicated on their duty statement.Requires being stationary, consistent with office work, for extended periods.Standard office environment (artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.)  Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.Must be able to move/transport equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Biological Field Technician - (1552) at Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Employer: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. Expires: 05/31/2024 Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a temporary, full-time, Biological Field Technician.  WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Since its founding in 1990, the WEST team has shaped the foundation of what we do, and what we believe in through our core values and key principles. Our work matters to our clients, communities, and the environment. Join WEST and discover a company of passionate, committed, and highly motivated individuals. Please click here to see what benefits WEST offers! Key Details:Compensation: $22‒$27/hour, DOEStart date: ASAPEnd date:  At least six months, but up to two yearsLocation: Sacramento or San Fransisco, CaliforniaAdditional details: Vehicle will be provided, or mileage reimbursed. GPS units and other field equipment will be provided by WEST; however, field technicians must be equipped with suitable footwear (rugged hiking boots). Job Description:Primary duties involve:Conducting fatality monitoring at wind energy facilitiesFieldwork will require long days in hot conditions (often over 100° F) and wind speeds.Candidate must be comfortable with hazards typical of the environment (sharp vegetation, rattlesnakes, driving a four-wheel drive vehicle, dust, extreme heat and cold). Job duties require use of compass, rangefinder, tablet, and Global Positioning System devices.Training will be provided.An average workweek may include 40 hours, though it may require shorter or longer hours some weeks, depending on the project and seasonal workloads.  This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position. Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree preferred. Highly proficient in identification bird species and able to work independently and interact positively with project manager, field supervisor, and other coworkers.Candidates within an hour and half drive will be given preference.Employee must be able to appear for work on time (surveys often begin as early as sunrise) ; Maintain focus for long periods of time; Follow instructions from manager and team leader; Maintain positive attitude; And accept guidance and constructive criticism. Precise and thorough data collection is essential. Physical Requirements:Applicants must be in good physical condition, as surveys will require walking /hiking up to 8 miles each day over uneven terrain, and surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Surveyors may encounter snakes, insects, and other wildlife. After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company.  A valid driver’s license will be required. WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.  

Compliance Support Section Supervisor at California Air Resources Board

Monday, May 20, 2024
Employer: California Air Resources Board Expires: 06/01/2024 This position is a 12-month Limited Term (LT) and may be extended up to 24 months or become permanent.If you have permanent status and have passed probation, you have mandatory reinstatement rights into your former position/classification at the end of this LT appointment. You will be separated from state service if you have not had prior permanent or probationary civil service status. During this 12-month limited-term assignment, you may be entitled to receive health, dental, and vision benefits. You will also earn State Service and accrue monthly leave credits.The Mobile Source Control Division is seeking an Air Resources Supervisor I to lead the Compliance Support Section within the Transportation and Clean Technology Branch. Duties include supervising 9 staff in a fast paced environment to establish and implement world leading policies to reduce emissions from transpiration. The section is primarily responsible for implementation of regulations to reduce criteria pollutants, and greenhouse gas emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The primary focus of the section is to accelerate the introduction of zero-emission technology where feasible, and implementing new and existing regulations. The section is currently supporting implementation of Advanced Clean Fleets, Advanced Clean Trucks regulation and other legacy regulations.Periodically, the section will support new rule development and rule amendment efforts as needed. The manager of the section, must be organized, technologically proficient, knowledgeable about regulations, able to effectively implement policy decisions, and able to effectively coordinate tasks and manage a diverse group of scientists and engineers.Under supervision by the branch chief, the incumbent performs duties as follows:Oversee agency staff in providing expert support on medium and heavy-duty vehicle compliance, regulatory issues or process, funding requests, and collecting and summarizing data used for technical or economic analysis. Establish policy, develop and interpret regulatory language, and conduct analysis of proposed legislation. Be familiar with the regulatory process, and oversee development of technical documents, regulatory language and effectively coordinate with other sections, divisions and the Executive office to successfully implement regulations and adopt amendments.Oversee efforts to keep the public informed by updating web pages, and development and preparation of outreach materials and guidance documents. Review staff evaluations, calculations, and engineering analyses for accuracy, and test and edit online reporting systems as needed. Oversee efforts to ensure the section is able to effectively assist the public by researching and assessing reported fleet information for accuracy used to determine compliance with CARB’s rules and regulations on medium and heavy-duty vehicles and provide support in implementing adopted regulations consistent with legislation.Provide assistance as needed to support Branch or Division activities by working with agency staff in developing and preparing correspondence, briefing papers, speeches, presentations, spreadsheets, reports, and updating procedure documents. Be well versed on emission control strategies used to comply with medium and heavy-duty mobile source regulations. Assist with coordination, preparation, and conducting workshops, meetings, and other events. You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement. Working Conditions The positions at the CARB may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, subject to the candidate meeting telework eligibility criteria set forth in the CalEPA telework policy and/or future program need. Employees not residing in California are not eligible for telework. Regardless of hybrid telework eligibility, all employees may be required to report to the position’s designated headquarters location at their own expense, as indicated on their duty statement.Position located in a high-rise buildingRequires being in a stationary position, consistent with office work, for extended periods. Standard office environment (for example, artificial lighting, controlled temperature, etc.) Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone. 

CDC Reproductive Health Fellowship at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Monday, May 20, 2024
Employer: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expires: 05/31/2024 *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Surveillance and Research Team in the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. Research Project:  CDC provides leadership and support in public health practice and the application of science for maximal benefit and is the home of the National ART Surveillance System (NASS; www.cdc.gov/art/nass). Specifically, the selected participant will train under the supervision of management for this project on Monitoring Health Outcomes of ART among United States Veterans. The participant will securely receive indirectly identifiable data, conduct probabilistic data linkage to match potentially identifiable data from the Veterans Administration (VA) with data from community providers reported to NASS, and document findings in a scientific report. The participant will receive training on how to document health outcomes of ART among US Veterans in scientific publications and presentations. The participant will receive training regarding ART surveillance activities including data collection, data analysis, and data management. Additionally, the participant will receive training on how to use ART surveillance data for programmatic and quality assurance projects to improve maternal and infant health.Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Dmitry Kissin (dtk3@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).Anticipated Appointment Start Date: July 8, 2024. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for 11 months, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.Level of Participation: The appointment is full time.Participant Stipend: Stipend rates may vary based on numerous factors, including opportunity, location, education, and experience. If you are interviewed, you can inquire about the exact stipend rate at that time and if selected, your appointment offer will include the monthly stipend rate.Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) only.ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.Qualifications The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Public Health), or be currently pursuing one of the degrees to be received by June 30, 2024. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.Preferred skills:Interests and experience in epidemiological and statistical supportInterests in improving women’s health or maternal and child healthExcellent oral and written communication skills

NCHHSTP Office of Health Equity Research Fellowship at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Monday, May 20, 2024
Employer: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expires: 05/31/2024 *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is available within the Office of Health Equity of the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.Research Project: Fellows will collaborate with mentors to develop a list of diverse research activities that they will complete together over the two year training period (subject to funding). These activities will be based on the fellow’s area(s) of interest, training, and expertise and the mission of the NCHHSTP Office of Health Equity. Learning Objectives: The mission of NCHHSTP's Office of Health Equity is to promote health equity, the absence of systematic unfair disparities in health, and reduce health disparities among populations disproportionately affected by HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and other related conditions. The research fellow will receive training from NCHHSTP Office of Health Equity mentors in developing and implementing research projects that inform the development of effective strategies and activities to reduce disparities in HIV, other STDs, TB, and viral hepatitis. The activities listed below represent the minimum training opportunities that the fellow will complete: Design, conduct, and interpret analyses of public health data.Contributing to key reports, papers, and other technical documents.Conducting literature searches and systematic reviewsWrite and submit at least two scientific manuscripts for a peer-reviewed journal.Present an oral presentation or poster at at least one scientific meeting.Attend monthly scientific meetings on emerging health equity issues.Perform other duties as assigned.Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Mariel Marlow (klt8@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 1, 2024. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for two years, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.Level of Participation: The appointment is full time.Participant Stipend: Stipend rates may vary based on numerous factors, including opportunity, location, education, and experience. If you are interviewed, you can inquire about the exact stipend rate at that time and if selected, your appointment offer will include the monthly stipend rate.Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCHHSTP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.Qualifications The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields (public health, health equity, epidemiology, behavioral or social sciences, public health policy). Degree must have been received within the past five years.Preferred skills:Previous experience working in the field of health equity; HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, or TB; and/or working with disproportionately affected populations (e.g. people experiencing homelessness, people who are justice system-involved).Analytical skills including both quantitative and qualitative data analysis and experiencing using common analytical software (such as SAS, SUDAAN, SPSS, NVivo)Demonstrated evidence of oral and written communication skills (e.g., papers, manuscripts, presentations); applicants with recent publications in refereed journals on health equity; HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, or TB; and/or disproportionately affected populations (e.g. people experiencing homelessness, people who are justice system-involved) are preferred.Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration and feedback (e.g., conducting meetings, synthesizing and compiling information for reports or briefings)Applicants with documented training and skills in quantitative data analyses and evidence of research expertise or experience involving disproportionately affected populations in the United States are preferred.

Program Support Assistant at USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Monday, May 20, 2024
Employer: USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Expires: 05/31/2024 USDA Agricultural Research Service is currently recruiting for a Program Support Assistant (OA) at the United States Department Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Midwest Area, Agroecosystems Management Research Unit in Ames, IA. Duties:   Maintains tracking logs, action items, manages administrative suspense items and transaction records.Establishes, maintains, and revises the office filing system.Uses an electronic calendar, database, or spreadsheet software to document employee leave schedules, transmits and receives documents and messages electronically.Maintains action items, manages administrative suspense items, and transaction records.Performs various tasks using on-line systems in support of the research program.Uses a variety of graphical, spreadsheet, and database software packages (e.g., Excel) to obtain statistical data from published reports and manipulate data to produce tables and charts for program management and administrative use. Experience: GS-6Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-06 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-05 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience applying established guidelines involving program or administrative processes; assisting with office administration tasks; and using word processing programs to edit documents.Applicants must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.GS-7Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-07 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-06 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is reviewing and editing reports intended for public dissemination; providing administrative support to an office such as time keeping, files management or maintaining an office budget; and coordinating events such as conferences, seminars, or trainings.Applicants must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.EducationThis position does not have an education qualification requirement.  To apply for the position, go to USAJOBS.  For more information on available career or internship opportunities, email ARSTalentNetwork@usda.gov.   

Attorney III (JC-432499) 05/30/24 at State Water Resources Control Board

Friday, May 17, 2024
Employer: State Water Resources Control Board - California State Water Resources Control Board Expires: 05/31/2024 To be considered for this position, you must apply at CalCareers.ca.gov. To apply you must first create a CalCareers account. Once your account is created, you can search 432499 to locate the job posting and apply.Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 05/30/2024. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.Link: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=432499Are you a mid-career transactions or compliance attorney looking to protect water quality? Apply today and join our team. The State Water Resources Control Board’s Office of Chief Counsel has an opening for an Attorney III in the Financial Assistance Branch. The position is located at 1001 I Street, 22nd Floor, Sacramento, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.Duties:The Attorney III in the Financial Assistance Branch of the Office of Chief Counsel provides legal advice to the State Water Board and to its divisions and offices, primarily, but not exclusively, to the Division of Financial Assistance, the Division of Water Quality, the Office of Legislative Affairs, and the Office of Public Participation. Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.Please let us know how you heard about this position by taking this brief survey: https://forms.office.com/g/eR5w18jw3sYou will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.Job Type: Full-timeSalary: $10,536.00 - $13,526.00 per MonthThe Water Resources Control Board is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer.

Environmental Scientist (JC-432557) 5/31/24 at State Water Resources Control Board

Friday, May 17, 2024
Employer: State Water Resources Control Board - California State Water Resources Control Board Expires: 06/01/2024 To be considered for this position, you must apply at CalCareers.ca.gov. To apply you must first create a CalCareers account. Once your account is created, you can search 432557 to locate the job posting and apply.Note: This position will no longer be available on CalCareers after the job closes on 05/31/2024. No applications will be accepted after the job closing date.Positions at the Water Boards may be eligible for telework with in-person attendance based on the operational needs of the position.Link: https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=432557We are looking for a motivated Environmental Scientist to support our water resource policy and management work in the Division of Water Rights. The ideal candidate would blend their scientific, technical, critical thinking, and communication skills to inform state decision makers when making consequential water rights decisions that benefit the people and environment of California.The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights has an opening for one Environmental Scientist in the Drought Planning Unit in the Drought Planning, Hearings, and Special Projects Section. The position is located at 1001 I Street, right in the heart of downtown Sacramento next to light rail stations and other public transportation. Duties:This position offers a unique and challenging opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, geologists, and attorneys developing and implementing a variety of drought planning and management initiatives for the State Water Board’s Division of Water Rights. The Environmental Scientist in this position will:analyze data and interpret regulatory requirements to improve water rights management and planning for future droughts;use data visualization tools (e.g. GIS, PowerBI, and others) to visualize and interpret water rights data;occasionally participate and present in public meetings and have individual communication with the public about water rights regulations;may also be responsible for carrying out water right hearings and adjudicatory proceedings before the State Water Resources Control Board;may also work on a variety of special projects and assignments designed to support other high priority programs, initiatives, and efforts within the Division of Water Rights.   Please review the attached Duty Statement for description of roles and responsibilities.Additional information:Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.If the position requires driving, you must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Please Do Not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.Salary information – CalHR salary rules allow appointment at the entrance rate (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 599.673) of a classification. For classes with alternate ranges, placement is based on education/experience.Please let us know how you heard about this position by taking this brief survey: https://forms.office.com/g/eR5w18jw3sYou will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.Job Type: Full-timeSalary: $4,145 - $7,926 / monthThe Water Resources Control Board is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer.

Plan Review Officer at MN Department of Agriculture

Friday, May 17, 2024
Employer: MN Department of Agriculture Expires: 05/31/2024 This position is located in St. Paul and may have the ability to telework.This position will require travel statewide, occasionally requiring overnight stays and may require work on weekends.To coordinate the enforcement of State food laws. This advanced professional position exists to establish, coordinate, and carry out a detailed work plan that effectively ensures facility and equipment compliance with applicable statutes and regulations for food establishments under the Food and Feed Safety Division’s jurisdiction by, (1) evaluating a food establishment’s new construction, remodel, or conversion through the plan review process, (2) providing consultation to clientele and consumers on State food safety laws and regulations, and (3) providing support to State and local food inspection staff by answering questions and providing guidance on standards and enforcement options including on-site guidance in the field.Minimum QualificationsTo facilitate proper years of service crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.Two years of experience conducting food regulatory work in food establishments at retail such as inspection, investigation, HACCP, variance, plan review, or samplingORA Bachelor's degree in Biological or Physical Science, Food Science, Nutrition, Environmental Health, or closely related field PLUS two years of experience conducting food regulatory work in food establishments at retail such as inspection, investigation, HACCP, variance, plan review, or sampling.NOTE: A Master's degree in a/an biological, physical, animal or food science or environmental health degree may substitute for eighteen (18) months of experience.ANDDemonstrated knowledge of applicable Minnesota retail food safety laws and rules.Must currently possess and maintain an active/valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle record subject to review.Must currently possess and maintain certification as a Registered Sanitarian/Registered Environmental Health Specialist (RS/REHS) with the State of Minnesota and/or the National Environmental Health Association.The ability to celebrate diversity and a strong commitment to a respectful and inclusive work environment.Preferred QualificationsMore than three (3) years of advanced-level regulatory work (i.e., investigation, variance and HACCP, compliance, plan review) in food establishments at retail.An advanced degree such as a MPA, MBA, MS, MPH, or higher.Advanced retail specialized processing variance and HACCP knowledge and experience.Experience reviewing construction plans for food establishments or conducting on-site plan review inspections.Experience leading or coordinating projects.Demonstrated skill and experience collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Tax Examiner I at Maine Revenue Services State of Maine

Friday, May 17, 2024
Employer: Maine Revenue Services State of Maine Expires: 06/01/2024 Maine Revenue ServicesTax Examiner ISales, Fuel & Special Tax Division CODE:   0511                       PAY GRADE: 18: $64,272.00/Annually, which includes a 25% stipendOPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:  May 16, 2024CLOSES: May 31, 2024  JOB DESCRIPTION:This is entry-level administrative trainee work learning the examination, review, assessment, and collection of various State taxes. The Tax Examiner I will have the ability to establish facts, draw operational conclusions, and solve practical problems.  Work is performed under general supervision.This is a 2-year trainee position which, upon successful completion and demonstration of certain specified competencies after 12 months, results in an advancement to Tax Examiner II, and upon successful completion and demonstration of certain specified competencies after 24 months, results in an advancement to Tax Examiner III. TYPICAL DUTIES:Review tax returns, applications, and records for completeness and accuracy.Calculate the amount of sales, excise, and/or other taxes due to make assessments.Explains state tax laws, rules, and regulations to the public and professionals.Determines tax liability and filing requirements.Reviews information from various sources to identify potential non-filers.Contacts taxpayers in writing or by telephone for a variety of reasons including to clarify assessments imposed on them.Discusses and explains various tax forms, laws, and policies with taxpayers and their representatives.Respond to taxpayer questions and concerns. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution -OR- four (4) years of equivalent post-secondary education, training, and/or professional level experience in accounting, tax collection, finance, or directly related computer science that demonstrates the ability to use independent judgment, initiative, and discretion to make decisions on complex matters.  Please note:  All job candidates applying for Maine Revenue Services’ positions will be subject to a tax clearance check.   In order to be selected for a position, all returns must be filed and tax liabilities must be paid in full.  The results of the tax clearance check will be documented as part of the selection process.For all candidates not currently employed at Maine Revenue Services:  State law requires that applicants seeking initial employment with Maine Revenue Services undergo a fingerprint-based state and criminal history record check.Benefits of working for the State of Maine:No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:Work-Life Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State. Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).Retirement Plan – The State contributes the equivalent of 13.41% of the employee's pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS).  State employees are eligible for an extensive and highly competitive benefits package, covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness. Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment. There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.Thinking about applying?Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.Apply by: May 31, 2024

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