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    • Salary: $43,798 (Step 01) to $56,939 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    As a PHYSCIAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN within the FLORENCE BASCOM GEOSCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Working with digital geologic information and other digital geospatial data in Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
    • Performing fieldwork for geologic studies.
    • Preparing and collecting samples for elemental and stable isotope analysis, radiometric dating, and determination of physical properties.
    • Operating and maintaining lab equipment.
    • Measuring samples for laboratory experiments using laboratory testing equipment.
    • Operating computers and peripheral data process equipment.
    • Preparing a variety of tables, base maps, and computer generated plots.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Laboratory work requires prolonged periods of standing and manual dexterity to operate equipment. Field work requires moderate to strenuous activities such as hiking digging, lifting and driving a vehicle. Work involves moderate risks and discomforts, exposure to conditions such as rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Laboratory work involves exposure to moderate risks or discomforts such as high levels of noise and vibration, dust, grease, exposed moving parts of machinery, or irritant fumes and chemicals. Work may require protective clothing, gear, and observance of safety precautions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Average of 2-5 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567087000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.