Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Opportunities

Company/Organization: 
Drug Enforcement Administration
Type: 
Full time
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Posted Date: 
10/3/18
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) currently has listings posted for forensic chemist positions located across the U.S., including positions at the North Central Laboratory located in Chicago, IL.  The positions advertised are applicable to undergraduate and graduate students with U.S. citizenship.  The direct link for the job posting along with the basic eligibility requirements are listed below. 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the North Central Laboratory (312) 353-3640 and ask to speak to the recruiter for chemistry positions.
 
 
 
 
Below are the listed requirements:
 
Basic Requirements:
Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. OR
 
Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
 
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education as shown below:
 
GS-05:  Successfully completed full four-year college course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
 
GS-07:  Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 Federal grade level in performing such duties as a chemist trainee assisting higher level chemists in preparing samples for analyses, setting the controls and making adjustments to instrumentation and automated equipment, and checking the laboratory equipment for readiness, and compiling, reducing and making routine interpretations of the field data; OR
one full year of graduate level education OR superior academic achievement (In the upper third of your graduating class; received a 3.0 or 3.5, or higher out of a possible 4.0; or a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies).   (Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirement of this provision.) OR
a combination of both, experience and education
 
GS-09:  Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 Federal grade level in performing duties as an advanced chemist trainee who selects appropriate test samples, performs chemical analyses, makes computations, applies corrections, generates reports and explains results;  OR
2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree OR
a combination of both, experience and education.
 
GS-11:  Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 Federal grade level in conducting chemical analyses of drug substances and samples, calibrating and operating analytical instrumentation, such as the gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer, and liquid chromatograph, with computerized equipment, etc; and writing reports of findings of evidence; OR
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
a combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to the major as shown in B above.