Biological Science Technician

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture

Athens, GA  |  #science #government

 


This position is located with the Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, Southeast Area in Athens, GA Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled.

Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised.

The specialized experience requirements for this position are: At The GS-06:nQualifying experience for GS-06 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-05 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

For this position, specialized experience is experience collecting or evaluating poultry or livestock samples in a laboratory or field environment; recording or analyzing scientific data; and operating or maintaining standard scientific equipment or performing scientific techniques.

OR Education: Successful completion of one full year of study leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related.

Related degrees may include Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Poultry Science, Avian Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, Bioinformatics, Poultry (Avian) Biologist, or Genetics.

OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described above.

For example 6 months of specialized experience combined with 9 credit hours of relevant graduate level coursework.

At The GS-07:nQualifying experience for GS-07 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-06 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

For this position, specialized experience is experience participating in an experiment or research project related to poultry or livestock; collecting or evaluating samples related to poultry or livestock; recording or analyzing scientific data; and operating or maintaining scientific equipment or performing scientific techniques.

OR Education: Successful completion of one full year of study leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related.

Related degrees may include Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Poultry Science, Avian Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, Bioinformatics, Poultry (Avian) Biologist, or Genetics.

OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described above.

For example 6 months of specialized experience combined with 9 credit hours of relevant graduate level coursework.

At The GS-08:nQualifying experience for GS-08 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-07 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

For this position, specialized experience is experience conducting an experiment or research project related to poultry or livestock; collecting or evaluating samples related to poultry or livestock; recording or analyzing of scientific data; and operating and maintaining scientific equipment or performing scientific techniques.

OR Education: Successful completion of two full years of graduate level education or a Master's degree, if directly related to the position.

Related degrees may include Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Poultry Science, Avian Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, Bioinformatics, Poultry (Avian) Biologist, or Genetics.

OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education directly related to the work of the position as stated above.

For example 6 months of specialized experience combined with 18 credit hours of relevant graduate level coursework.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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