Biological Science Laboratory Technician Job in Indianapolis, Indiana – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Biological Science Laboratory Technician in Indianapolis, Indiana Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Biological Science Laboratory Technician – Indianapolis, Indiana
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 489358
Start Date: 07/30/2021
End Date: 08/19/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this Biological Science Laboratory Technician GS-7 position, applicant(s) must meet the Selective Placement Factor (SPF) PLUS at least one of the additional experience and/or education qualification requirements. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SCREEN-OUT) – A Selective Placement Factor (SPF) has been identified for this position. Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for the position. Applicants who do not meet the SPF are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Experience working in a Medical Research environment with animal research conducting microRNA studies, including designing Vivo Morpholinos, performing immunoblotting, and cell isolation. In addition to the SPF, applicant(s) must meet at least one of the following qualification requirements. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade (GS-6) in the Federal service that is directly related to the work of the position. The specialized experience required for some positions in this series is normally work performed in a controlled environment. Qualifying specialized experience include: Research activity or control program work; Nursery work that required the growing and maintenance of plants in a controlled environment; Work comparable to that with a large dairy farm where production records, animal environment, and sanitary conditions were kept in accordance with modern dairy practice. Farming experience that was not performed in a controlled environment, or experience as a laborer who was not responsible for planning and scheduling his/her own work, but only performed assigned tasks, would not qualify as specialized experience. In addition to the above experience described for entry level positions, specialized experience specific to this GS-7 position includes: conducting a variety of biological science laboratory techniques, animal husbandry, colony management (includes knockout colonies and breeding management); evaluating and analyzing data generated investigations/studies and applying sound statistical procedures; and communicating orally and in-writing, to explain recommendations, provide guidance, respond to inquiries, and prepare reports, spreadsheets, and presentations using various Microsoft software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint (or other graphics software). Responses provided to the online questionnaire must be clearly supported in resume(s) to be creditable. We will not make assumptions regarding experience. -OR-
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successful completion of Six months of graduate-level education, or internship may be used to meet the specialized experience required. Only education directly related to the work of the position is creditable. -OR-
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience are also qualifying. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Animal HusbandryBiologyCommunication IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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