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Physical Science Aid New


Department Of Agriculture


Fort Collins, United States

United States





Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThe position is located at the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), Fort Collins, Colorado. The NWRC is responsible for multi-disciplinary research related to wildlife management problems. The incumbent functions as a Physical Science Aid in the Chemistry Lab Unit.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.* The duties may include, but are not limited to:* Cleans laboratory glassware, plastics, utensils, and other common laboratory supplies according to procedures.* Visually inspects glassware, plastics, utensils, and other common laboratory supplies after cleaning.* Cleans, organizes, and labels storage areas (cabinets, drawers, shelves) and stores glassware, plastics, utensils, chemicals, and other laboratory supplies in appropriate areas.* Performs housekeeping duties, such as cleaning bench tops, cabinets, drawers, shelves, and hood areas.* Receives and stores laboratory supplies and routine-use chemicals, and maintains common stock area for these items.* Assist analysts with tasks that include labeling of vials and processing animal, environmental and formulation samples according to established procedures.Travel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential3* Job family (Series)1311 Physical Science Technician* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* 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.* 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* Successful completion of one-year trial period.QualificationsApplicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.Qualifying General Experience for GS-3: 6 months of general experience:* Knowledge of a microcomputer and skill in applying such knowledge in performing duties.* Knowledge of common chemistry laboratory terminology and skill in applying such knowledge in performing duties.* Knowledge of general laboratory equipment and applying such knowledge in performing duties.* Knowledge of the basic hazards and risks associated with handling chemicals.OR Successful completion of 1 year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of courses such as physical science, engineering, or any branch of mathematics, except financial and commercial mathematics.Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.TRANSCRIPTS are required if:* You are qualifying for the position based on education.* You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.* This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or universityCOMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-03 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.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.EducationPlease see above for education qualification requirement information.

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