Biological Science Technician (Plants) Job in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – Department of the Interior



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Biological Science Technician (Plants) – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 177966
Start Date: 12/16/2019
End Date: 12/30/2019

Qualification Summary
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-12/30/2019-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 of Biological Science Technician (Plants) at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE:
At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: Following instructions and procedures to collect and organize field data related to natural resource management; utilizing various techniques to gather biological samples; identifying, measuring, counting and testing organisms or environment; recording data; performing a variety of behavioral or measured data collection activities; utilizing resource management equipment (e.g. tools, traps, sampling, monitoring, photographic and laboratory equipment); and vegetation management techniques. (You must include hours per week worked.) -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least four years of education above high school (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) leading to a (full four year course of study) bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with coursework related to the biological sciences such as: biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, mathematics, etc. (You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts indicating the degree earned, credit hours, and course titles in order to qualify based on education). . You must include transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a COMBINATION of education and experience as described above. To combine education and the number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned towards a bachelor’s degree, in excess of 60 semester hours, and divide by 60 semester hours (or equivalent) Then take the number of months of full-time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must have at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as: biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, mathematics, etc. (You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts indicating the number of credit hours in order to qualify based on the combination option). 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. ****PLEASE NOTE: CREDITING EXPERIENCE INFORMATION:
You will not receive any credit for any experience that does not indicate hours per week or is listed as “varies”. Your description of experience, education and volunteer experience must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make any assumptions regarding your experience. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response. ELIGIBILITIES INFORMATION:
–You will not be considered for any eligibility that you do not select in the vacancy announcement pre-questionnaire. Please be sure to select all responses that apply to your eligibility. QUALIFICATIONS INFORMATION:
“A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated “ineligible”, “not qualified”, or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating”.

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