A pplicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
Your education and experience will be evaluated against all qualification requirements (basic and any additional requirements) listed below.
Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
GS-0414: Degree: in entomology or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences appropriate to the position that included at least 16 semester hours in entomology OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major that included course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Evaluation of Education: Applicants with major fields of study in biology or zoology may fully meet the basic educational requirements if their academic preparation included substantive instruction (including appropriate laboratory and field work) in basic general entomology, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, general and organic chemistry, general physics, and mathematics or statistics that provided some training in the analysis of variables.
GS-12: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or possess an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience. Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-12 level of this position are:
- Conducting and reporting research as a contributor in studies of honey bee biology; and
- Participating as a team member in a technical capacity studying the physiological or behavioral responses of honey bees to any biotic or abiotic agent.
GS-13: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized service for the GS 13 level of this position are:
- Participating individually or as a team leader in field and laboratory studies of the physiological or behavioral responses of honey bees to any of a variety of biotic or abiotic agents.
- Planning, conducting and reporting as the primary author studies of honey bee biology; and
- Participating individually or as a team leader in a program to select and breed honey bees.
Applicants must address the specialized experience requirements in their resume (or application documents). Applications that do not reflect the specialized experience requirements will not be deemed qualified.
Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made. Selections are typically made within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
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