Biological Science Technician - Pathways Recent Graduates


Vacancy ID: 791780   Announcement Number: ARS-R13E-0065   USAJOBS Control Number: 335179400

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 791780
1. Title of Job

Biological Science Technician - Pathways Recent Graduates
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10. Lowest Grade

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Biological Science Technician - Pathways Recent Graduates

21. Geographic Availability

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Have you completed program requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctoral or technical/vocational degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the past two years? Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty; however, eligibility cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree (or certification) was completed.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Do you possess a valid motor vehicle license?

A. Yes
B. No

Your response(s) to the question(s) below will be used in the evaluation of your qualifications for the Biological Science Technician - Pathways Recent Graduates position. Your resume and application materials must support the level of experience and/or education you claim in this questionnaire. If, after a complete review of your application package, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications, you may be rated ineligible for this position.

3. Choose one answer that describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience for the GS-5 grade level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. Specialized experience is fulfilled by the following: Knowledge of the basic principles of horticulture or botany, knowledge of garden maintenance and development such as weeding, propagation, planting, watering and/or pest management, skill in the use of garden maintenance equipment such as a lawn mower, leaf blower, loppers, and pruners, and ability to collect and summarize data using a personal computer and software packages.

B. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in or at least 24 semester hours 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 be directly related to the position (e.g. microbiology, botany, pest management).
C. I have a combination of specialized experience and education as described in options A and B above, such that the percentage of required experience plus the percentage of required education equals 100%. (Note: only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours is creditable.) To calculate, first determine your total number of semester hours beyond the first 60, and divide that number by 60. Next, divide the total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify based on your combination of education and experience.

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.