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DTRA Rad/Nuc Scientist Position Available

DTRA is advertising for a Rad/Nuc Scientist position in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
The job announcement is for a Government Civilian (GS-13) Physical Scientist. 
—->   It closes 08 November June 2021.

In accordance with guidance from the Agency Director that we see the maximum number of applicant resumes to ensure we are looking at a diverse field of candidates:  we have advertised using a Direct Hiring Authority.
In order to use this STEM Direct Hiring Authority, we were required to cut the Nuclear Engineer series (0840) from the announcement, BUT WE STILL ENCOURAGE Nuclear Engineers to apply, as the Nuclear Engineering discipline is very applicable.

Under this Direct Hiring Authority, there is only one announcement for each job. 
Please forward/share these announcements as you see fit.
THE LINK TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616531400

*NOTE:  The salaries for the positions in Germany appear to be “low”, but, the salary listed for these positions does not include benefits which are offered in Germany: a Cost of Living Allowance and housing (rent/utilities)–all of which are tax free.  I would encourage potential candidates to follow the links in the announcements for more information.
You might also look here:  https://aoprals.state.gov/Web920/location_action.asp?MenuHide=1&CountryCode=1089 (look for Kaiserslautern) and https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/faqlqa.cfm

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ADDITIONALLY, to improve our process, I am sharing this with all potential applicants:
1.  In the past we have had applicants who ‘select themselves out’ by not submitting a complete packet (document missing, signature missing,…)
  –> please check your submission for completeness AND, as much as allowed, follow up with the HR team that takes your application.

2.  I would ask those who apply to inform me directly, (Patrick.A.Lofy.civ@mail.mil) of their application — and, if comfortable, to share your resume directly with me.
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from the announcement:
“We are seeking a candidate with a preferred strong academic background in nuclear science or nuclear engineering, such as might be attained via a Ph.D. degree program, and past experience in radiological/nuclear (R/N) detection. The candidate should be able to analyze R/N threats and related detection problems in order to provide operational, scientific and policy solutions to the Contingency Operations Department and supported units. The candidate’s background in R/N detection development and detection theory should accompany the ability to effectively communicate and instruct both technical and non-technical audiences, from the individual to the senior official level, in conducting effective R/N search operations. The prospective candidate should have experience in the interpretation of both detection and spectroscopic R/N data, and the operational recommendations that would accompany data analysis and interpretation. The focus of this position is not research, but instead is the training, advising and assisting of tactical units while deployed into a wide variety of environments.”

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