SALARY: $18.06
HOURS: 40hrs/wk
OPENS: 02/06/2023
CLOSES: 02/17/2023
JOB#: SRFS-23-009 IMPORTANT – -BE SURE TO READ THE APPLICATION PACKAGE INSTRUCTIONS.* Application packages missing required information or documents will not be considered.

The position will be focused on the collection of eDNA samples for Franklin’s bumble bee this field season

To qualify for a GG-5 you need 9 months of field experience OR 3 years of subprofessional work experience OR 3 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 90 semester/135 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience.

Will have some experience working with bees, pollinators, or insects.

As a Biological Science Technician Field Assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Under the oversight of a crew lead, technician will survey bees using nets and other equipment;
  • Identifying and recording information about flowering plants;
  • Collecting flower samplers for eDNA analysis.

Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, standing, and lifting of equipment up to 45 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.

The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work 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 handling gear. If selected, you will be required to either have current First Aid/CPR certifications or be willing to become certified prior to employment.

A background investigation will be required for this position.

Continued employment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. —

Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possession of a valid State driver’s license, and (2) possess a safe driving record.

If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record.

The position *requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination* at Federal expense.

If selected you may be asked to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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