USAJobs can be a great resource for those looking to enter public service for the first time or career public servants interested in finding new job opportunities. To help promote interest in the site and the thousands of jobs it has listed, GovLoop will highlight some of the more interesting opportunities available in a blog post each week. Welcome to the latest edition of our exciting federal employment opportunities roundup!
1. Physicist (Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics)
Were you one of the millions of people who enjoyed learning about nuclear power in HBO’s recent “Chernobyl” miniseries? If you answered “yes,” then this Energy Department (DOE) opening in Germantown, Maryland may suit you. You’ll work in DOE’s Physics Research Division, which sponsors research in many experimental and theoretical fields of physics. The areas this role will study include heavy ion physics, medium energy nuclear physics, low energy nuclear physics and theoretical nuclear physics. Click here to view this job.
2. IT Specialist (Systems Administration)
Even research centers need IT specialists, and the Smithsonian Institution is no exception. Subsequently, the institution’s High Energy Division (HEAD) has a promising vacancy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Managing IT at the institution’s Astrophysical Observatory, you’ll perform all aspects of computer system management at the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) Unix workstation on HEAD’s network. Click here to view this job.
3. Statistician (Health) – Epidemiologist
Epidemiology is the study and analysis of disease and health conditions in defined populations. If that sounds intriguing, look at this Veterans Affairs Department (VA) position in Washington, D.C. Serving in VA’s Suicide Prevention Program (SSP), you’ll take part in the office’s Data and Surveillance Workstream. The analysis, research and data modeling you’ll do will play a part in understanding the impact of mental health conditions and suicide on military veterans. Click here to view this job.
4. Procurement Analyst
If you’re a detail-oriented individual, the State Department (DOS) has three vacancies in Washington, D.C. that might fit you well. You’ll be tasked to initiate contract actions, analyze and interpret data and manage high volume, high dollar contracts agencywide. Besides these responsibilities, you’ll also conduct market research. It’s a job with potentially major implications for DOS programs as your decisions will sometimes result in realigned funding. Click here to view this job.
5. Supervisory Fish Biologist
The Interior Department (DOI) is angling to hire someone for a gig in Dexter, New Mexico. The new hire will conduct fish health inspections of wild and cultured specimens. They’ll also handle standard parasitology, bacteriology, virology, histology, cell culture and molecular biology assays in the area’s fish. One of the main goals is to determine the disease status of the region’s fish populations. Although some of the fish reside at federal hatcheries, others are at state and privately-owned ones too. Click here to view this job.
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