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Biological Science Technician – Mandan, North Dakota
Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 9654Start Date: 10/19/2018End Date: 11/02/2018
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level. 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 positionare: At the GS-05: Qualifying experience for GS-5 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-4 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 helping conduct research projects related to rangeland science including collecting plant and dust samples; operating laboratory equipment and field instruments used for rangeland health assessments; and entering biological data into automated software.OREducation: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, botany, physics, agriculture, environmental science, range science, soils, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. Directly related coursework includes soils, range science, botany, ecology, and environmental science.ORAn appropriate combination of specialized experience and education as described above. At the GS-06: Qualifying experience for GS-6 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-5 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 assisting in research projects related to rangeland science including collecting and analyzing plant and dust samples; operating and maintaining laboratory equipment and field instruments used for rangeland health assessments; and maintaining records of biological data in automated software. OR Education: One full year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related. Related degrees include Biology, Ecology, Rangeland Science, Environmental Science, Soils, and Botany. OR An appropriate 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 9 credit hours of relevant graduate level coursework.
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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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