Minimum Qualification Requirements:
A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For the GS-11 level:
In addition to the educational requirement, you must (1) demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: assisting in developing, planning, and implementing biomedical research; collecting, studying, developing, assembling, and analyzing research data; developing and preparing portions of reports, analytical interpretations, conclusions, or recommendations, typically for publication; using a variety of laboratory instruments to perform analyses; and modifying existing protocols and procedures to use in conducting studies;
Completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree;
Have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
For the GS-12 level:
In addition to the basic requirement, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: independently conducting experiments using specialized laboratory equipment and processes; developing, planning, and implementing biomedical research; calibrating and operating various laboratory instruments; performing analyses and developing new protocols and procedures for use in studies; and analyzing and interpreting scientific data and preparing detailed summaries of laboratory findings, typically for publication.
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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
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If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm of the closing date, Saturday, November 24, 2012, to be considered.