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Employment Outreach Notice

Biological Science Technician GS-0404-05/06/07

USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Morgantown, WV

 

 

Position Expected to be opened early August 2022 (likely before Aug 15) for 5 days.  Announcement #: 22-RES-11591480-DP-BVB.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

This outreach is a second alert to inform interested and additional potential applicants that the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station (NRS) (www.nrs.fs.fed.us) will soon be advertising for 1 permanent, full-time GS-0404-05/06/07 Biological Science Technician position that will provide science support to the NRS. This position is a permanent appointment with a full-time tour of duty. We may hire at any of the three grade levels depending on applicant experience and education; promotion potential is to GS 07. The position will be part of the Ecology and Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems research unit Ecology and Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems – Northern Research Station – USDA Forest Service (fs.fed.us) in Morgantown, WV.  The Biological Science Technician may assist with research conducted by NRS research foresters, botanists, ecologists, and entomologists.

 

MAJOR DUTIES

Major duties for providing professional research assistance to NRS scientists include:

 

Applies basic knowledge of practical forest management methods and techniques and silvicultural and ecological practices applicable to the research being conducted.
Sets up and maintains field plots (sometimes in remote and rugged terrain) and equipment for making a variety of scientific measurements and observations from field sites and controlled (laboratory/greenhouse) studies.
Gathers plant and soil sample materials in the field and records field, greenhouse, and laboratory data and observations.
Locates study sites and study plots utilizing GPS navigation; develops maps of study sites with ARCGIS or similar mapping systems.
Keeps detailed records of experimental data and summarizes data into comprehensive reports.
Uses computers, specialized software, and other equipment to assist in compiling and summarizing preliminarily data from field and laboratory studies.
Searches for literature pertinent to area of research for new procedures or techniques to use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse.
Maintains, calibrates, and modifies specialized equipment and automated systems.
Proactively follows all safety regulations and guidance for safe field and laboratory practices.
CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the Outreach Notice Form below and send to:

Dr. Cynthia Huebner([email protected]). All respondents will be contacted by email with a link to the vacancy announcement number to apply through the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.com.

 

For information on the basic requirements to qualify for the various grade levels in the professional series, please visit:http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.

 

 

ABOUT THE LOCATION

 

Morgantown, WV (population 30,712) is 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, 208 miles northwest of Washington D.C., and 156 miles northeast of Charleston, WV. It is home to West Virginia University (WVU) with amenities of both a large city and a college town. There are 9 public elementary, 4 middle, and 2 high schools, and at least 6 private schools. The research laboratory is located on WVU Core Arboretum property with the NRS’ own greenhouse space and additional laboratory space on WVU’s campus in cooperation with WVU’s Plant and Soil Sciences Division.  The Fernow Experimental Forest, located within the extensive Monongahela National Forest (364,000 ha), is only about 1.5 hour south and Coopers Rock State Forest is about 30 minutes east of Morgantown with the WV Botanic Gardens within city limits.  The Morgantown research laboratory also houses one of the Eastern Region State and Private Forestry Field Offices

Vacancy Announcement
The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted in the near future on the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities atwww.usajobs.gov. All persons indicating an interest in applying for this position will be notified when the position is posted. Those who wish to be considered for this position must apply to the vacancy announcement and upload all required documentation, including transcripts and eligibility for special authority hiring, as appropriate.

 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the point of contact listed above.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

OUTREACH NOTICE FORM

USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Biological Science Technician

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete this form and email it to:[email protected] Please include “Biological Science Technician GS-0404-05/06/07” on the subject line of your message.

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

 

Name:

 

Address:

 

Phone No:

 

Email Address:

 

Are you currently a Forest Service Employee:                          YES __________      NO __________

 

If no, who is your current employer:

 

Current Series and Grade:

 

Current Position Title:

 

Current Location:

 

Current Classification:

 

(e.g., Career, Career-Conditional, Excepted-ANILCA, Excepted VRA, etc.)

 

 

Briefly describe why you will be a quality candidate for this position:

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in our vacancy!

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the point of contact listed above.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Cynthia D. Huebner, PhD
Research Botanist
Forest Service

Northern Research Station, Group 3
p: 304-285-1582
f: 304-285-1505
[email protected]
180 Canfield St.
Morgantown, WV 26505
www.fs.fed.us

Caring for the land and serving people
 

 

To apply for this job email your details to Cynthia.D.Huebner@usda.gov


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