Biological Science Aid

Department Of Agriculture Escalante , UT 84726

Posted 3 months ago

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This position is located within a National Forest. The position is a general technical assistant performing routine tasks under a higher graded technician or professional.

Due to technical difficulties affecting appicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional 5 days.

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Responsibilities

Assists technical or professional personnel in performing various routine field and/or laboratory tests employing standard biological techniques.Independently does routine repetitive tasks on experiments or tests.

Receives training and performs a variety of simple and routine tasks.

Receives training and assists in experiments that are more complex or field work.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
03

  • Job family (Series)
    0404 Biological Science Technician

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

No Additional Requirements

Qualifications

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

GS-03: 6 (six) months of general experience.

General experience is defined as: Farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities. OR work in a greenhouse, nursery or landscape business tending plants and performing general labor tasks. OR work as an animal caretaker in a laboratory, zoo or pet store. OR other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. OR

Successful completion of 1 year above high school that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics.-OR

Completion of an intensive, specialized course of study of less than 1 year may meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3. Courses of this type normally require completion of up to 40 hours per week of instruction rather than the usual 20 hours per week, and are usually of at least 3 months duration. Such courses may have been obtained through a variety of programs such as those offered by business or technical schools, and through military training programs. To be creditable, such a course must have been designed specifically as career preparation for the work of the position being filled, and must have provided the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work.-OR

A combination of education and experience listed above.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

See Qualifications above for Education Requirements.


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Biological Science Aid

Department Of Agriculture