Experience:
1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/17/2018
Job Category:
Science
Research Biologist (Molecular)
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USAJOBS | Silver Spring, MD
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Job Description

Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

Other Requirements:

* Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
* You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
* Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
* Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
* Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
* This is a Career Program (CP) 16 position.
* Business travel is required 10% of the time.
* Must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

This Research Biologist (Molecular), DB-0401-03 position has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. To qualify for this position you must meet one of the basic requirements described below (You MUST submit copies of your transcripts supporting your education. Failure to submit required transcripts by the close of the announcement may result in an ineligible rating.):

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or other related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

One year of specialized experience which includes experience 1) conducting molecular assays for vector-borne pathogens, 2) developing research protocols via programs for entomological studies such as, the Military Infectious Diseases Research (MIDRP) Program and 3) writing articles for publication in peer reviewed journals. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (DB-II/GS/12).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Biology
* Research
* Writing

Education

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Additional information

* If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
* Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
* If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
* You may claim military spouse preference.
* Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

* Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
* Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
* Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Secret