U.S. Geological Survey Madison, WI, USA
Oct 14, 2019Full time
Open & closing dates: 10/14/2019 to 10/25/2019. This job will close when we have received 40 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? GS-07 Salary: $42,053 (Step 01) to $54,670 (Step 10); GS-08 Salary: $46,572 (Step 01) to $60,543 (Step 10) NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNICIAN within the NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER some of your specific duties will include: Performs technical work in a field or laboratory environment in support of professional or technical employees engaged in data collection activities or analysis of biological data collection activities or analysis of biological or environmental samples. Performs and oversees performance of gross and microscopic examination of wild animal carcasses or tissues to isolate and identify pathogens and parasites. Performs and oversees performance of gross examination of live-caught wildlife or wildlife carcasses or tissues to identify disease and isolate pathogens. Utilizes computer software (e.g. MS-Excel, MS Access, MS-Word) to record, summarize, and analyze laboratory data. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Laboratory and fieldwork require physical coordination and dexterity to conduct precise tasks utilizing delicate adjustments to determine exact measurements. Use of compound microscopes and binocular dissecting microscopes scope will be required for extended periods of time every day. Laboratory work is conducted under Biological Safety Level-3 conditions with mandatory use of appropriate personal protective equipment, including occasional use of a N-95 or PAPR respirator. Fieldwork may be physically demanding and include walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment/containers up to 35 lbs pounds, sometimes during adverse conditions such as rain or snow. Lifting of equipment/containers up to 35 lbs pounds may also be required in the laboratory. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Fieldwork involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special organism handling gear. The incumbent will be required to participate in the Center's Health Monitoring Program and will be required to receive appropriate immunizations. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !