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Bureau of Naval Personnel, Millington, Tennessee

Salary: $85,816.00 to $111,560.00 per year

Final Filing Date: January 12, 2017

The selectee for this position serves as a Toxicologist in the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program, Total Sailor Fitness Office of the Millington Twenty-First Century Sailor Office of Naval Support in Millington, TN.

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  • Knowledge of current science of forensic toxicology matters and related regulations, instructions, and laws; as well as contents of congressional hearings, various internal and external studies, demographic information and scientific evaluations of drug testing.
  • Technical application of a wide range of qualitative methods for the assessment, improvement, and effective management of complex drug testing techniques, programs and systems
  • Research and respond to queries about drug testing policies and programs, including Urinalysis Program to all levels of leadership
  • Conduct ad queries using relevant family service databases


  • A degree in 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.
  • AND
  • Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Planning and developing organization wide substance and abuse prevention and awareness programs; 2) Ensuring appropriate organization policies are implemented ; and 3) Maintaining contact with other agencies ensuring forensic understanding of methodologies in the science of forensic toxicology. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
    • You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
    • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
    • As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
  • Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
  • For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
  • Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:
  • Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is primarily sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee works in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment.

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Posted: January 5, 2017

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