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Job opening: Physical Science Technician

Salary: $42 022 - 60 703 per year
City: Peoria
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Midwest Area (MWA), at the Plant Polymer Research Unit, in Peoria, IL. In this position, you will conduct research to identify and develop enabling technologies to expand markets for agricultural commodities.

Duties

Performs routine and recurring techniques and studies using a variety of specialized equipment. Collects, prepares, evaluates, and verifies samples and supporting records. Keeps detailed records of experimental data. Maintains inventory of chemicals.

Requirements

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. GS-06 Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-06 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-05 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience assisting in collecting or preparing biological or chemistry samples in a laboratory environment; recording scientific data; and operating basic scientific equipment. OR Education: One full year of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related to the position. Related degrees may include chemistry, biochemistry, physics, physical science, or biology. OR A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. GS-07 Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-07 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-06 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience collecting, preparing, or analyzing soil or plant samples in a laboratory environment; participating in a research project related to agriculture; and operating basic scientific equipment. OR Education: One full year of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related to the position. Related degrees may include chemistry, biochemistry, physics, physical science, or biology. OR A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Contacts

  • Address Agricultural Research Service 5601 Sunnyside Ave Beltsville, MD 20705 US
  • Name: Juliana Hensley
  • Phone: (571) 669-3483
  • Email: [email protected]

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