Biological Science Technician

Posted on Jan 19, 2021

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Strong City, KS  |  #science #government

 


The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is April- May, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.

Anticipated Entry on Duty: End of April 2021.

Open to the first 70 applicants or until 01/25/2021 whichever comes first.

All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-01/25/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience.

To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time).

If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.

To qualify for this position at the GS-04 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: Possess six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience.

General experience is six months of progressively responsible field, laboratory, clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Biological Science Technician.

General experience includes assisting in the preparation of reports, utilizing computer programs to store and retrieve data, and providing information to others.

Specialized experience is six months of experience equivalent to the GS-3 level that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Biological Science Technician.

Specialized experience includes one or more aspects of vegetation management such as: performing basic vegetation inventories, studies, and surveys; applying/performing a variety of manual, mechanical, chemical invasive plant management techniques; etc.

You must include hours per week worked.

-OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least two years of education above high school (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) with course work related to the biological sciences with major study that included at least 12 semester hours of course work in a related field of scientific study, such as in biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, mathematics, wildlife biology, natural resource management or other directly-related subject matter.

You must include transcripts.

-OR- Combination of Experience and Education: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described aboveThe total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

You must include transcripts.

Volunteer Experience: 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.


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