Physical Science Technician


Vacancy ID: 841416   Announcement Number: GETT-13-61DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 337636100

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 841416
1. Title of Job

Physical Science Technician
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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

06

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

001 Physical Science Technician

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:


230300009 Bar Harbor, ME

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-06 Physical Science Technician.

A. I have one year of specialized work experience at the GS-05 or equivalent level that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of a Physical Science Technician which is directly related to the work as described in the vacancy announcement, OR

B. I have successfully completed six months of graduate education directly related to the work of a Physical Science Technician (e.g. physical science, engineering, or any branch of mathematics, except financial and commercial mathematics) OR

C. I have a combination of education and experience described above.

D. I do not have the education or experience described above.


2. I possess a current valid state driver's license in good standing. Upon tentative selection, you will be required to submit driver's license information.

A. Yes, I possess a valid state driver's license or will be able to obtain one prior to entering on duty.
B. No, I do not possess a valid state driver's license nor will I be able to obtain one prior to entering on duty

For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials.
It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeraion of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had experience, education, or training performing this task.
B- I have completed formal education or training performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
E- I am regarded as an expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

3. Conduct natural resource field examinations, surveys, and or inventories for established projects

4. Analyze chemical, hydrological, and/or biological data as part of a water quality program

5. Summarize a variety of information (e.g. literature reviews, preliminary data analysis, recommendations, etc.) for draft project reports

6. Draft statistical reports for inclusion in larger study reports or program plans

7. Generate digital maps for use in technical studies and presentations

8. Prepare graphs, charts, and illustrations for inclusion in scientific reports or presentations

9. Monitor air quality constituents (e.g. gaseous pollutants, fine particulates, atmospheric deposition, etc.) as part of an air quality study

10. Perform analysis on scientific data to identify trends, correlations, and interrelationships

11. Ensure established protocols are followed to prevent the loss or contamination of scientific samples

12. Calibrate or maintain sampling, monitoring, and/or laboratory equipment and instruments to ensure their continued operability

13. Collect field data using standardized data collection procedures and equipment

14. Utilize computer software to conduct data analysis for scientific/technical projects

15. Adapt or modify data collection techniques to account for changing circumstances or goals

16. Recommend management action for natural resource preservation based upon the results of a scientific study/survey

17. Resolve logistical or operational issues that occur in the course of a scientific study or survey

18. Provide advice and guidance field research assignments and techniques to students, volunteers, or assistants

19. As previously explained, your rating on this Occupational Questionnaire is subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure its accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.