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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-15

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Job Location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
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Work Schedule:
Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to advance scientific through research development and evaluation to enhance the administration of justice and public safety? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences (OIFS) is seeking a high performing individual to serve as a Supervisory Physical Scientist. OIFS serves as the national focal point for basic and applied forensic science research as well as for public crime laboratory enhancement efforts. The incumbent leads OIFS.


  • This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days if the closing date.

    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) a list with all your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. If selected you must provide an official/seal transcript.

    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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

    All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement


  • Provides advice and guidance when interpretation, opinion, or decisions are solicited. Consultations involve assessment of conditions, phenomena, or anomalies in a physical science area.
  • Supports agency-wide activities within the physical science area by reviewing and analyzing data; developing strategies, analytical models, and methodologies; and providing assistance and advice on sectoral issues.
  • Accomplishes work related to the conceptualization, design, documentation, and management of physical science programs or projects. Designs, documents, and evaluates mission-specific and/or centralized physical science programs or projects.
  • Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

    Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Contact Information:

Ludonlar M. Calahan
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