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Biological Science Laboratory Technician – Peoria, Illinois
Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 206649Start Date: 02/03/2020End Date: 02/17/2020
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 05:
Qualifying experience for GS-05 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-04 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 with plant research in a laboratory or greenhouse environment; recording or analyzing scientific data; and operating standard scientific equipment or systems. OR Education: Successful completion of a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours or the equivalent in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. Related courses may include Microbiology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, or Plant Pathology. OR A combination of education and specialized experience as described above At The GS 06: Qualifying 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 assisting in plant research in a laboratory or greenhouse environment; recording and analyzing scientific data; operating or maintaining standard scientific equipment or systems; and modifying or developing new research techniques. OR Education: One full year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related. Related degrees may include Microbiology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, or Plant Pathology. OR A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. 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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