Job Overview

Summary

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Limited PCS/moving benefits are authorized (no temporary quarters, no house-hunting trip, no contract for home sale).

This is a full-time, permanent GS 0482-07/09 (full performance level 11) position located at the Warm Springs Fish Health Center, Warm Springs, Georgia.

NOTE: This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and is open to status candidates. To be considered under merit promotion procedures, you must submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy announcement number R4-14-1190395-AL-MP 

All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment: 

The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.  The work requires average agility and dexterity.  This position requires physical strength and stamina to work outdoors in all weather conditions.  It also requires the ability to lift containers weighing up to 50 pounds.

The work requires both office and outdoor work.  The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.  Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work.  The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which encountered.  The incumbent is required to travel by government automobile or commercial airline to attend meetings and workshops of the various agencies involved.

 

Duties

  o perform fish health diagnostic procedures used to detect, isolate, and identify fish pathogens.

  o perform fish disease sampling on wild stocks and threatened/endangered species to provide data for the National Wild Fish Health Survey.

  o conduct triploid grass carp certification inspections according to standard protocols.

  o assist with fish health inspections of Federal, State, and privately owned hatcheries and wild fish populations.

  o report findings of clinical tests and write summaries, reports, or papers communicating the results to the appropriate entities.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Limited PCS/moving benefits are authorized (no temporary quarters, no house-hunting trip, no contract for home sale).