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Supervisory Toxicologist

This position is located in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) which is responsible for FDA's regulation of food for human consumption and of cosmetics to ensure that foods are pure and wholesome, safe to eat and produced under sanitary conditions; that cosmetics are unadulterated and made from safe ingredients; and that the labeling of foods and cosmetics is truthful and informative.

The position of Supervisory Toxicologist falls under the 0415 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-15, you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements
Degree: toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
Minimum Qualifications

Specialized Experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
  • You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service that includes experience: analyzing and evaluating scientific data to support the development to safety policies, regulations or guidelines for cosmetic products; leading a team of scientists; and writing, reviewing and interpreting technical reports related to cosmetic activities.

You MUST submit a transcript which includes a list of courses, grades, completion dates, and quarter or semester hours earned by the closing date of the announcement.

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment if selected.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed at foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. If you have transferred educational credit from a foreign institution to one in the U.S., you must still show that your foreign education was evaluated by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, even if that foreign education was accepted as transfer credit by a domestic college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.

SUBMITTING YOUR TRANSCRIPTS: Positions which are scientific or technical in nature often have very specific educational requirements. A transcript is required to verify educational achievement. Pay careful attention to the Qualifications and Education sections to identify vacancies where a transcript is required. Even if you hold a similar position or are a current employee, you are not exempt from transcript requirements.

Electronic Transcript Caution: If you have obtained your transcripts electronically, the file might contain security measures that could prevent our application system from reading the file. Therefore, you should consider asking the institution to provide the file in a non-secured electronic format. Alternatively, you could scan or take a photo of the printed copy of the transcript. If your uploaded transcript cannot be read by our system, you may receive consideration and credit for the information we can access.

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