Position open: Biological Science Technician USDA/ARS

Terry Kamps tkamps at spa.ars.usda.gov
Wed Jul 17 15:02:12 EST 2002


USDA
RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND ECONOMICS
Agricultural Research Service
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Title: Biological Science Technician
Series/Grade: GS-404-05/06/07
Promotion Potential: GS-09
Salary:   GS-5: $ 24,701 - 32,113
           GS-6: $ 27,534 - $35,796
           GS-7: $ 30,597 - $39,779
Type of Appointment: Permanent full-time
Location of Position: Woodward, Oklahoma
                       Rangeland and Pasture Research Unit
Announcement Number: ARS-X2S-2306
Opening Date: July 8, 2002
Closing Date:   July 29, 2002
Area of Consideration: All United States citizens

APPLICATIONS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED FROM USDA SURPLUS AND
FEDERAL DISPLACED EMPLOYEES IN THE COMMUTING AREA.

DUTIES: Incumbent works in laboratory, field, and greenhouse 
settings. The incumbent performs the following: Assists scientist(s) 
in one or more phases of the research process in support of a 
research program on developing new and improved research forage 
cultivars for livestock and natural resource conservation; incumbent 
participates in the planning and conducting of experiments concerned 
with biological and genetic studies; operates and maintains 
specialized equipment and automated systems; takes standard field 
measurements; assists in plant pollination and breeding; prepares 
solutions and reagents; prepares sterile growth media; collects 
plant, leaf, and root samples from field and greenhouse; 
microscopically examines plant tissues; prepares and evaluates 
samples for DNA analysis; conducts chromosome counts; performs 
computer assisted karyotyping; maintains records; prepares, 
maintains, and disposes of chemicals and pesticides; selects 
appropriate methods and procedures; uses computer software to 
tabulate, summarize, and statistically analyze data; and interprets 
and summarizes findings through charts, graphs, and reports. 
Occasionally drives government car, pick-up truck, etc.

For additional information, please see:
http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/vacancy/X2S-2306.htm

For information on applying, please see:
http://www.ars.usda.gov/careers/

Contact information on the application procedure:
Location contact: Sheila Steadman (580) 256-7449
<ssteadman at spa.ars.usda.gov>

Name and phone number of Servicing Specialist: Tina Blair (301) 504-1511

Submit applications to:
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Human Resources Division
ATTN: Tina Blair
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-5105

FAX applications to: 301-504-1535
E-MAIL applications to: scirecruit at ars.usda.gov

For further information about the position, contact:

Terry Kamps <tkamps at spa.ars.usda.gov>, 580-256-7449


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Terry L. Kamps
Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS
Southern Plains Range Research Station
2000 18th Street
Woodward, OK 73801-5400
telephone: 580-256-7449
fax:  580-256-1322

SPRRS Web Site <http://www.sprrs.usda.gov/>SPRRS







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