Food Technologist - Natick, MA

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U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command


$50,769.00 to $66,000.00


09 to 11





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Department: Department Of The Army Agency: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Job Announcement Number:

Salary Range: 50,769.00 - 66,000.00 USD /year
Series & Grade:  GS-1382-09/11
Promotion Potential: FPL 11
Open Period:
Friday, August 07, 2009
to Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Position Information:
- This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time
Duty Locations:
1 vacancy - MA - Natick
Who May Be Considered:
Status Candidates
Job Summary:
Challenge Yourself - Be an Army Civilian - Go Army!
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position: About the Position: The Combat Feeding Directorate, 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.
Who May Apply: Click here for more information.

  Applicants eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)

  Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.
Key Requirements:


Major Duties:
Serves in an advanced trainee level capacity as a Food Technologist. Performs duties characteristic of the specific occupational series also shown above, accomplishing a variety of developmental duties in support of the overall work of the organization. Assignments are selected to broaden skills and provide practical experience for progressively more complex assignments, as prescribed in the Master Intern Training Plan. You will perform professional or technical duties such as: designs equipment, structures, or systems using established criteria or specifications; tests material, equipment, or systems for compliance with specifications or for evaluation in terms of operational use; reviews technical aspects of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, or other requirements and criteria.

  THIS POSITION HAS A MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT A) Degree: 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 B) Combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, including the course work specified, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Qualified candidates for this job must show in their resume that they possess one year of specialized experience that provided the knowledge of and skill in the characteristics, properties, processing methods, evaluation, test requirements, acceptable quality levels, and packaging requirements of food products and operational rations. This specialized experience should be equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level.

  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.

  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.

  Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).

  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

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

  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.

  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.

  One year trial/probationary period may be required.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
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.
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.
Other Information:
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  Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.

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

  Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

  Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest.
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.

  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.
Required Documents:

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

 If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
Contact Information:
Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: 410-306-0137
Or write:
Central Resume Processing Center
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5283
What To Expect Next:
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.

Control Number: 82716720


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