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Biotechnologist (Science Fellow) – Riverdale, Maryland
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 91943Start Date: 05/07/2019End Date: 05/13/2019
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Designing and conducting research or development activities in the biological or agricultural sciences involving one or more of the following: molecular biology, molecular or population genetics, evolutionary ecology, entomology, wildlife ecology, gene drives, or mathematical modeling Working on analytical tasks and applying problem solving and analytic skills to support innovative solutions to unique and/or politically sensitive issues. Supporting communications to diverse groups, and keeping frequent personal contact with appropriate supervisory levels. Identifying key facts in a range of data and breaks down complex information into component parts. Understanding underlying principles, patterns, or themes in an array of related information from varied sources. Apply logic and complex layer of rules to analyze and categorize complicated information. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the fields of biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level. FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Leading research or development activities in the biological or agricultural sciences related to the construction and analysis of gene drive organisms and involving one or more of the following: molecular biology, molecular or population genetics, evolutionary ecology, entomology, wildlife ecology, or mathematical modeling. Working independently on moderately complex analytical tasks and applying problem solving and analytical skills to provide innovative solutions to unique or complex and/or politically sensitive issues. Supporting communications to diverse groups, keeping frequent personal contact with appropriate supervisory levels of the agency and with stakeholders or customers of various types, and tailoring communication to the appropriate group. Analyzing factual information to develop a conceptual understanding of the meaning of a range of information. Integrate diverse themes and lines of reasoning to create new insights for the issue at hand. Managing project scopes, assignments and schedules for multiple projects, facilitating cooperation among team members to accomplish group goals; and performing and managing or direct work in scientific setting. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. TRANSCRIPTS are required if: This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified. You are qualifying for the position based on education. You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Professional and Scientific Positions 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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