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Textile Technologist (recent Graduate)

Company: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThis position is in the Division of Textile Flammability and Electrical Engineering (LSE) in the Directorate for Laboratory Sciences (LS) in the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Division is responsible for providing technical expertise, supporting hazard reduction projects, and conducting product safety assessments associated with textiles and materials flammability, electrical engineering, etc.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates06/10/2022 to 06/26/2022This job will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn moreSalary$50,643 - $80,532 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 07 - 09HelpLocationRockville, MDFEW vacanciesRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typeRecent Graduates - 2 year appointment with possible conversion to permanent positionWork scheduleFull-time - Full Time - Pathway Recent Graduate ProgramServiceExceptedPromotion potential13Job family (Series)1384 Textile TechnologySupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processCredentialingSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement number4210LSE-2022-0001Control number659302000HelpThis job is open toRecent graduatesIndividuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.Clarification from the agencyRecent graduates from a qualifying educational institution having completed an academic program within the preceding two years. Note: Veterans who were precluded by their military service obligation from applying for Pathways Recent Graduate jobs will have up to six years from date of graduation and two years from date of separation from the military to apply.HelpDutiesThe CPSC is seeking recent graduates under the Pathways Program.This position is provided for recent graduates with a desire to work in the consumer product safety field and/or public sector and assignments are designed to complement the graduates educational field while meeting the expressed needs of the agency and CPSC organizations. The selected candidate will serve as a professional and technical expert in the area of textile science and technology, textile and related materials flammability, and fire safety as it relates to the range of fire hazards and performance requirements of textile-based consumer products. The selectee will report to the Division Director and is responsible for applying technical expertise to organize and complete a variety of assignments in the specialized technical area.The selectee organizes, plans, and conducts product evaluations, compliance assessments, and scientific analyses.He/she will establish, standardized tests on a range of textile products and applies analytical methods to measure, record, and interpret the results.Assignments typically involve different and unrelated methodologies and procedures.The selectee will participate in product teams and provide technical expertise to support larger products and solve problems assigned to a specific team.He/she recognizes and identifies unusual technical issues and refers complex problems to the Division Director or appointed Senior Staff member. Selectee is responsible for applying applicable technical expertise and knowledge to all assigned duties.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust be a U.S Citizen.Must meet Pathways Recent Graduate program requirements.This is an appointment under the CPSC Recent Graduate program. You must have graduated within the past two years, from a qualifying educational institution or certificate program.The program duration is two years. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a permanent position in the competitive service. Appointee must sign a Participant Agreement. Recent Graduates will enter a formal training program with a mentor and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations. The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period. This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation.If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn. Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service. If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information. The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form. We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.The system confirms employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.QualificationsApplicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in this program: You must have a final cumulative Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0. Current Students may apply up to 90 days prior to their graduation date. Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply. May submit unofficial transcript(s). Official transcript(s) will be required, if applicant is selected for a position. In order to be creditable under the provision, superior academic achievement (SAA) must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.SAA is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years ofeducation, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or therequired courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies. EducationMandatory Education Requirement. All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify: GS-07: Applicants must have 1 full year of graduate level education or undergraduate superior academic achievement. The area of study for undergraduate or graduate education must be in textile technology or have taken courses equivalent to a major in textile technology that included at least 20 semester hours in textile technology and closely related subjects such as textile science, materials science, fire science, electrical engineering, fire protection engineering, etc. GS-09: Applicants must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D. The area of study for graduate education must be in textile technology or have taken courses equivalent to a major in textile technology that included at least 20 semester hours in textile technology and closely related subjects such as textile science, materials science, fire science, electrical engineering, fire protection engineering, etc. All applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts with the degree conferred date. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon appointment. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. All education claimed by applicants will be verified. Additional informationCPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process.Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. This vacancy announcement will close after the receipt of the first 150 applications. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the CPSC will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. The CPSC will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Due to COVID-19, the agency was previously in a maximum telework posture.As of May 2nd, this posture was lifted. New hires will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Please note, the agency is piloting a expanded telework program and workplace flexibilities may be available to employees in the future, subject to the final agency telework policy.Read moreHelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.CPSC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan). CPSC also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as, flexible work schedules, teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee assistance and wellness programs.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed.You will be placed in one of the three pre-defined categories. Your responses to the questionnaire will serve as the basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined categories: "best", "better", and "good". Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. Your resume must support your answers to the questionnaire, or your category may be changed. The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the selecting official and may be invited to an interview. CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a category rating of BETTER. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band. You may preview questions for this vacancy.HelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.CPSC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan). CPSC also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as, flexible work schedules, teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee assistance and wellness programs.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.In addition to your resume, the following documents are required for this position: If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility. If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form.You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference. Visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that hisor her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).You must submit your college transcripts (unofficial are acceptable). If you are graduating in the Spring of 2022, you must provide proof of graduation before appointment. All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents: 1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or2. Upload your file(s); or3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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