Job Title: Food Technologist Ė Natick, Ma


Department: Department Of The Army

Agency: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

Job Announcement Number: NEDB10263218D


$51,871.00 - $67,427.00 /year


Monday, June 28, 2010 to Wednesday, July 07, 2010




-Term Position Not to Exceed: 4 YEARS -- Full Time


FPL 11


1 vacancy - MA - Natick


US Citizens


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About the Position: The Food Engineering Services Team, Combat Feeding Directorate, US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), is a Customer-Driven, Customer-Focused organization. The NSRDEC is the Science Behind the Soldier. Through our research, development, engineering and technology transfer of products and systems (such as clothing and individual soldier equipment, rations and field feeding equipment, personnel and cargo airdrop systems, and shelters), the NSRDEC plays a vital role to maximize the effectiveness of America's military. Help shape our future to become the recognized center of choice for individual warrior-related technologies and warrior systems, and internationally known as a preeminent provider of research, development, engineering and integration services. Website is

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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.

All U. S. citizens.



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Additional Duty Location Info:


1 vacancy - MA - Natick


You will serve as a Food Technologist in the Food Engineering Services Team, Combat Feeding Directorate,with duties consisting of assignments of objectives, the relation of assignments to overall objectives of the team, and guidance on policy matters. Serve as a Food Technologist with responsibility in subsistence commodity area for the preparation and coordination of performance-based procurement documents and for processing Engineering Support to Procurement actions. Applies a professional knowledge of the characteristics, properties, processing methods, evaluation, and test requirements, acceptable quality levels, and packaging requirements of food products and operational rations. Work is evaluated for technical quality and timeliness of accomplishments.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


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General Schedule

Candidates must meet the Basic Requirement for this position.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree in food technology, or dairy technology, microbiology, biology, chemistry, physics, or a related discipline or field of biological or physical science. The course work must have been comprised of at least 30 semester hours in the basic biological and physical sciences, and included at least 20 semester hours in food technology and closely related subjects, or 20 semester hours in subjects that can be applied directly to food technology; OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, including the course work specified previously, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Qualified candidates for this position must show in their resume that they possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service that provided the knowledge of and skill in the characteristics, properties, processing methods, evaluation and test requirements, acceptable quality levels, and packaging requirements of food products and operational rations.

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masterís degree OR masterís or equivalent graduate degree in one of the areas of study described above.

Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.

One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using a numeric rating procedure. Qualified candidates will be assigned a raw score between 70 and 100 based on posession of job-related skills. Additional points for veterans' preference will be added to the raw score, as appropriate.

GS-09: Bachelor's degree directly related to this occupation and 1 year of experience directly related to this occupation equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

Other Requirements:
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Personnel security investigation required.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position.

This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level I in Acquisition Career Field Systems Planning, Research Development, and Engineering within 24 months of entrance on duty.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

You may claim Military Spouse Preference.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.



Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

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Benefits and Other Info


The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance

Competitive salaries

Generous retirement programs

Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules

Paid employment related training and education

Possible student loan repayment

Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable

Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on

This is a Career Program Position (CP). # 16

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at

This position is a TERM position. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of four years.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 10 percent.

Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

Other Advantages: The NSRDEC has an excellent benefits package, flexible work schedules, an emphasis on career development and growth, possible student loan repayment and tuition assistance, a dynamic work environment with the opportunity to collaborate with respected and internationally recognized scientists and engineers, and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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How To Apply


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Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement.

Self-nomination must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants wishing to withdraw from consideration may contact the Central Resume Processing Center at (410) 306- 0137 or

Resume must be on file in our centralized database.

Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.

You must have an ACTIVE resume with the Army Centralized Resumix database before you submit your Self-nomination. If you do not have an ACTIVE resume on file, please click here to use the Army Resume Builder to create or update your resume.


You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: 410-306-0137

Agency Information:
Central Resume Processing Center
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5283


Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using an automated system, (Resumix) which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. You can view the status of announcements that you applied for through our automated response system, ANSWER, accessed through our Civilian Personnel On-Line web page.

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Agency Information:

Central Resume Processing Center
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5283

Questions about this job:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: 410-306-0137

Job Announcement Number:

Control Number: 1952891


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