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Biological Science Technician Posted Oct 12
Department of the Interior , Willow Beach, AZ

RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

The Biological Science Technician is a full-time, TERM position (not-to-exceed 13 months), with Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery, located in Willow Beach, AZ. At management's discretion, this appointment may be extended up to the 4-year limit. This TERM position provides eligibility for the incumbent to earn leave and to receive Federal retirement coverage, health insurance, and life insurance. However, TERM appointments do not confer competitive status and do not lead to permanent employment.

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

The major duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

-Collect, measure, and record biological information
-Operate complex equipment systems such as gates, pumps, valves, etc.
-Collect, sort, spawn, and care for broadstock
-Monitor appearance and activity of fish for obvious signs of illness, disease, discomfort, etc.
-Operate and perform limited maintenance on a wide variety of fish trapping, sorting, counting, etc.
-Compute, compile, summarize, and assess data in tabular, graphic, or narrative form
-Administer preventative and curative disease treament

By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below.


Specialized Experience. Applicants must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: enter and analyze biological data using various computer programs; collect biological data including age, sex, species, and mass; operate a variety of equipment. OR

Education. Applicants must have completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree with a major field of study, or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. OR

Combining Experience and Education. Applicants must possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to one year of specialized experience.

Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to support your educational claims if you are qualifying for the position based on education. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.


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