NIH Internship (Biological Science Laboratory Aid/Technician) - GRU - Pathways


Vacancy ID: 842329   Announcement Number: NIH-GRU-13-842329   USAJOBS Control Number: 338459200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the NIH Internship (Biological Science Laboratory Tech), (GS-499-3/4/5/6/7) position at our Agency.
We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Biological Science Laboratory Tech) (GS-499-3) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-3 level because I have completed 1 academic year above high school.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-3 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-02 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing laboratory tests (under close supervision); operating standard laboratory equipment; and performing basic laboratory procedures such as weighing, measuring liquids, cleaning glassware, sterilization of culture rooms, transfer hoods, glassware instruments, media or similar procedures.
C. My experience does not match the choice above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Biological Science Laboratory Tech) (GS-499-4) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-4 level because I have completed 2 years above high school or have my associate's degree.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-4 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-03 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: preparing and maintaining detailed and precise records of experiments; maintaining laboratory areas fit for purpose and following established safety procedures; and operating standard laboratory equipment such as autoclave, automatic pipetting machine, centrifuge, homogenizers, pH meters analytical balance, incubator, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, laminar hood flow, or similar instruments; prepares routine slides of tissues.
C. My experience does not match the choice above.

3. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Biological Science Laboratory Tech) (GS-499-5) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-5 level because I have completed a bachelor's degree or have 4 years of education above high school.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-5 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: assisting in setting up the laboratory for scheduled experiments; scheduling equipment maintenance or repair; knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and practices; assisting in the maintenance of laboratory facilities by checking current inventory of supplies in the laboratory.
C. My experience does not match the choice above.

4. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Biological Science Laboratory Tech) (GS-499-6) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-6 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: setting up the laboratory for scheduled experiments; recording measurements and data from experiments; scheduling and managing equipment maintenance or repair; performing specific procedures and techniques in the biological sciences as directed by senior staff within a laboratory; assisting in the ordering of appropriate required laboratory materials.
B. My experience does not match the choice above.

5. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a (Biological Science Laboratory Tech) (GS-499-7) as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-7 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing laboratory assistance to one or more senior investigators by assisting in routine laboratory experiments in support of biomedical research programs and projects; preparing detailed data reports for experiments; ensuring laboratory equipment is calibrated and in working order; reviewing data obtained from similar, prior experiments to ensure accuracy.
B. My experience does not match the choice above.


Thank you for your interest in the Internship Pathways Program at our Agency. This section will determine if you meet the Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts to verify your eligibility. Failure to answer the following questions WILL eliminate you from consideration. For more information on qualifying educational programs, please visit The Office of Personnel Management's page.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

A. I am a current student who is enrolled in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year college/university, community college, or junior college); professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying accredited education institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate AND am attending on at least a half-time basis.
B. I have been accepted for spring 2013 enrollment, at least on a half-time basis, in an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate program from a qualifying accredited educational institution.
C. None of the previous responses applies to me.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.
Are you least 16 years old?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Grade Point Average Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

A. I currently have a cumulative grade point average at or above 3.0 overall (out of a 4.0 scale).
B. I have recently been accepted for enrollment, at least on a half-time basis, in a an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate program from a qualifying accredited educational institution and therefore do not have cumulative grade point average calculated yet.
C. None of the previous responses applies to me.

4. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the citizenship Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire. NOTE: Noncitizens may be hired under the Pathways Programs provided they meet applicable immigration requirements. You must be a U.S. Citizen prior to conversion to a competitive service appointment.

A. I am a United States Citizen.
B. I am not a United States Citizen, but am a national or legal permanent resident, or citizen of a defense treaty allied country, AND meet applicable immigration requirements to work in the United States. For more information on defense treaty allied countries, please visit The Department of State's page.
C. None of the previous responses applies to me.

For the following questions, please provide a brief response to the information requested in the questions below.

Please indicate the degrees(s) or certificate(s) you are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to, the field(s) of study, and the level of degree or certification (e.g. high school, associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree certificate).

Please indicate your expected degree or certificate completion date.

Please indicate your work schedule availability (i.e. full-time, part-time, or both).

FACTOR/COMPETENCY: Certification of Information Accuracy

1. 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. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.