Minimum Education Requirements:
A bachelor's (or graduate) degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, from an accredited college or university OR a combination of experience and education which includes courses comparable to a major in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position, plus appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements indicated above, you must meet the additional experience and/or education requirement as described below:
To qualify for the GS-11 - You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level 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; assisting in developing and preparing comprehensive reports, analytical interpretations, conclusions, or recommendations, typically for publication; using a variety of laboratory instruments to perform immunological analyses (such as RNA/DNA/protein isolation from cell and tissues and quantitation, agarose and acrylamide gel electrophoresis, southern, western, and northern blotting, assays such as radioimmunoassay and ELISA, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry techniques, or immunoprecipitation); and developing modifications to protocols and procedures used in conducting studies.
Have successfully completed the requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or have completed at least 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field.
Have a combination of graduate level education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to 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. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees 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.
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 ET of the closing date, Friday, May 02, 2014, to be considered.