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    General Information

    • Salary: $56,167 (Step 01) to $73,013 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    As a Physical Science Technician within the Geosciences & Environmental Chance Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Independently perform quantitative biogeochemical analyses of soils and other earth materials.
    • Organize and conduct field phase of environmental sample and data collection.
    • Operate computers, terminals, and peripheral data processing equipment to store, retrieve, edit, update, manipulate and analyze recorded data.
    • Compile geospatial datasets from a diversity of sources and merge data sources for regional scale geospatial analyses.
    • Operate government vehicle on a regular basis.

    Physical Demands

    The work required will be performed primarily in an office or laboratory. However, data collection occurs in the field under a variety of conditions that may require considerable walking, climbing, stooping, bending, and lifting. Agility is required to use hand tools and sampling equipment. Strength is required to lift weights of up to 40 pounds. At times, employee will be required work with hazardous chemicals and during those times they will be required to use all appropriate safety and protective equipment.

    Work Environment

    Work performed in the office occurs in moderate temperatures and well-lighted conditions, Fieldwork may occur year round, thus encountering and requiring work in a variety of weather conditions, including rain and snow. Field sites may include remote and/or otherwise difficult to access locations and may require hiking and camping overnight in back country conditions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531928900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.