Biologist-0401-9


Vacancy ID: 819469   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-13-819469   USAJOBS Control Number: 335004100

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Biologist-0401-9
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 09.


09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Biologist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


052045069 Jefferson, AR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, choose one answer that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the Biologist, GS 401-9 position.

A. I have successfully completed at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience. The educational courses must be equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position from an accredited college or university plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not have the education as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for the Biologist 401-9.

A. 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. (Degree has to be relevant to the position).
B. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or higher in the Federal service performing tasks such as sample preparation of biological samples for electron microscopy analysis, electron microscopy analysis of biological samples using transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and other specialized electron microscopy techniques.
C. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

In this section, you are asked to evaluate yourself on task items using the scale provided. When marking your ratings, please do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. Do not give yourself credit for having performed tasks you have not performed. Additional steps in the selection process are designed to verify your stated level of experience
and capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from employment with the organization.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Performs a variety of experiments in support of research programs and projects in electron microscopy.

4. Provides orientation and training to professional staff and others on the methods and procedures used in an electron microscopy laboratory.

5. Maintains awareness of current research and new methodological developments in the field of electron microscopy.

6. Collects, organizes and arranges data to prepare tables, charts, graphs, summaries, and other materials for effective presentation of experimental results and/or for inclusion in publications.

7. Collects, stabilizes and processes/extracts sensitive biological samples from whole animal and cell culture studies.

8. Handles biological samples safely to assure accurate transfer of materials and to avoid contamination.

9. Organizing and maintaining an electron microscopy laboratory and equipment.

10. Calibrate, operate and maintain laboratory equipment commonly used on assigned research projects.

11. Orders and maintains laboratory supplies

12. Maintains complete, detailed records of all experiments performed and prepares written instructions of standard laboratory procedures.

13. Discusses the scope and objectives of the research project with research scientist and recommends methods of analysis in the design of the experiment.

14. Assembles data to assist the investigator in the interpretation of the data and preparation of the data in a final form for publications in scientific journals.

15. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.

A. Yes.
B. No