Department Of The Interior Jamestown , ND 58402
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Salary: $50,598 (Step 01) to $65,778 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
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Perform research on biological, hydrological, and chemical processes and functions of wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of the U.S.A.
Perform research on greenhouse gas fluxes from wetland catchments in the Prairie Pothole Region of the U.S.A.
Set-up, operate, and trouble-shoot, gas chromatograph, and analyze chromatography data.
Perform research on dissolved gases from wetland waters using pumping-induced ebullition methods.
Perform research on wetland plant communities and associated abiotic factors.
Field work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, lifting of equipment up to 50 pounds and driving ATVs and trucks over rough terrain, sometimes during adverse conditions.
Work is performed indoors & outdoors. It involves moderate to extreme exposure to discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, biting insects, & walking on wetlands with soft sediments. You may be required to wear: helmet, life jacket, & waders/hip boots.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 2 nights per month may be required.
Job family (Series)
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year trial period.
More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.
Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
This position requires completion of a medical examination at Federal expense.
Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following: http://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/0401.html.
In addition to the basic education requirements, if you are qualifying based on specialized experience you must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-07 level work may include: 1) assisting with planning, organizing, and implementing scientific investigations; 2) performing data analyses on portions of larger scientific investigations; 3) and receiving training in gathering, organizing, and interpreting biological, ecological, pathological, public use, or other information pertinent to scientific studies and/or scientific investigations. For examples 1-3, the work involved following established methods and procedures, or detailed instructions; using some judgment in applying basic principles and procedures; solving minor problems and making routine decisions.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the 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 completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html.