Job Overview

Summary

Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

This position involves field plot research to evaluate brassica oilseeds for establishment and success in dryland cropping systems of the Central Great Plains region. Incumbent will assist an agronomic research team in field plot oilseed stress trials. The job involves careful data collection of various plant and crop phenotypic measurements of oilseeds planted in winter and spring trials established at the USDA-ARS Central Great Plains Research Station in Akron, Colorado.

Who May Apply: You may apply if you are a US Citizen or National, current or former career/career conditional Federal employee with competitive status, VEOA eligible, or are eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority (i.e. 30% or more Compensable Veterans, Schedule A, reinstatement eligible, interchange agreements, etc.). You may apply as an Open Competitive candidate if you are a US Citizen.

THIS IS A TERM POSITION NOT TO EXCEED 13 MONTHS WITH A POSSIBLE EXTENSION UP TO FOUR YEARS.

The successful candidate must be able to work for extended periods of time outside in dusty, hot, cold or windy conditions. Conditions in the spring can be cold and windy as well.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Duties

The incumbent will:

  • Assist in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment.
  • Keep detailed records of experimental data.
  • Perform routine and recurring methods of phenotypic data collection using a variety of specialized field equipment (LAI, NDVI measurement).
  • Utilize computers and software packages to tabulate, statistically analyze, and summarize data.
  • Collect, prepare, evaluate, and verify sample quality and supporting records.
  • Maintain sample records and locate and compile pertinent information from various sources to include in the records.
  • Maintain an inventory of chemicals for research and experiments.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No