|Type of position||Government|
|Employer||USDA Agricultural Research Service|
|Description of Location||The Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit, Frederick, Maryland is seeking an energetic and motivated applicant for a Biological Science Laboratory Technician position. In this position, you will help discover and develop microbial-based biological control agents used to manage invasive weeds.|
|Salary||$42,870 – $62,122 per year|
|Benefits||A comprehensive benefits package is available.|
|Closing date of competition||3/31/23|
|Date position available||Immediately|
|Description of duties||
The incumbent will 1) Assist with research performed in a laboratory, field and greenhouse environment, 2) Collect, prepare and evaluate plant or microbial samples and supporting records, 3) Maintain an inventory of chemicals and safely dispose of waste material (both chemical and biological), 4) Calibrate and modify complex/specialized equipment and automated systems, 5) Work in a biocontainment facility escorting visitors and/or handling high-consequence pathogens.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
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.
|Contact for additional information||Juliana.Hensley@usda.gov|
|Submit what||Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
|Submit to||Vacancy announcement (ARS-S23Y-11876631-JH) and where to apply can be found at website www.usajobs.com.
Applying online is highly encouraged: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/713639900
|Additional Information||The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.|
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