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Microbiologist

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Auburn
Posted on: December 23, 2018

Job Description:

* Videos * Duties HelpDuties Summary This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Aquatic Animal Health Research Unit, in Auburn, Alabama. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major Duties may include, but are not limited to: * Performing a wide range of duties designed to solve complex research problems in the area of fish health, utilizing methods in the disciplines of microbiology and molecular biology. * Independently selecting and carrying out measurements and analyses by applying established or modified methods by performing difficult nonstandard tests and assays. * Calibrating, maintaining, operating, and modifying complex microbiological instruments to independently perform measures, analyses, and interpretations. * Organizing experimental progress in a form suitable for oral presentation or posters for scientific meetings. * Maintaining official laboratory notebooks, recording methods and procedures used, any procedural modifications, observations, and results obtained. * Translating scientific documents, patent information and material transfer agreements from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. * Reviewing chemical hygiene plans. Developing a rapid response plan for chemical spills and safety related emergencies for the location. Managing and insuring that unit chemical inventories are accurately maintained by each user. Overseeing location master chemical inventory. * Serving as a member of the location safety, security and environmental management system committees (EMS). Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 * Job family (Series) 0403 Microbiology Similar jobs * Microbiologists * Requirements HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * You must be a US Citizen or US National Satisfactory completion of a one year probationary period Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below. Time in grade: Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade Basic Requirements: Degree: microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent. OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. AND In addition to the basic requirement above, all applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications: 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-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped the candidate with the competencies to perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes conducting microbiological or molecular biological research in the area of fish health; collecting and analyzing fish related samples for microbiological assays; summarizing experimental research results for use in scientific publications; and ensuring laboratory safety by conducting inspections and monitoring hazardous waste disposal. AND Selective Placement Factor(s): In addition to the specialized experience requirement listed above, this position has a selective placement factor(s): Applicant must be able to translate documentation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. If SPF experience is not documented in your resume, you will not receive further consideration under this announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards 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 If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.SDL2017

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