Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 21, 2018
Closes
Nov 29, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • All applicants are subject to a comprehensive criminal background investigation, and required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Completion of a one-year probationary period is required, if not already completed.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic professional requirements, and specialized experience requirement below.

    To qualify at the GS-7 level: You must have one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties.

    Specialized experience is defined as experience providing quality assurance review of specimens, performing tests for drugs on biological specimens and reviewing immunoassay test results for accuracy and completeness.

    OR,

    Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one full year of graduate education.

    To qualify at the GS-8 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience related to the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as duties associated with performing quality assurance reviews, conducting immunoassay tests on specimens, reviewing immunoassay test results, performing and documenting required maintenance for immunoassay instruments and managing inventory.

    OR,

    Substitution of Education for Experience for the GS-8:Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related to the position.

    To qualify at the GS-9 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience related to the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as establishing protocols and laboratory policy, performing quality assurance review of all specimens, performs and documents all required maintenance and calibrations for immunoassay instruments.

    OR,

    Substitution of Education for Experience for the GS-9:Two full years of graduate level education or a Master's degree, if directly related to the position.


    You must submit college transcripts if you are qualifying for the position based on education.

    See Qualifications section.


    1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and meet the well-qualified level (mid-level) of the crediting plan for all factors. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice, SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, documenting separation, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated, an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated, OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. Section 833(h) or Section 8456.

    2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you should attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

    3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    4. Reasonable Accommodation, this agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.

    5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    6. Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pretrial Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other non-merit based factors.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your rating will be based on your responses to the job specific information provided in your resume. Your resume must clearly show how you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. Failure to demonstrate how you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities will result in a rating of "Qualified" by the rating panel.

    GS-07:

    1. Skill in laboratory testing of biological specimens in a science laboratory and in evaluating results.
    2. Knowledge of storage requirement for controlling specimens in a laboratory environment.
    3. Skill in operating laboratory instruments and/or chemistry analyzers to perform drug testing and maintaining laboratory supplies

    GS-08:
    1. Skill in laboratory testing of biological specimens in a science laboratory and in evaluating results.
    2. Ability to apply chain of custody requirements for control of samples in a laboratory environment.
    3. Skill in operating analytical instruments in conducting immunoassay analyses and in the use of automated systems to document testing data

    GS-09:
    1. Skill in laboratory testing of biological specimens in a science laboratory and in evaluating results.
    2. Ability to apply chain of custody requirements for control of specimens in a laboratory environment.
    3. Skill in operating analytical instruments in conducting immunoassay analyses and in the use of automated systems to document testing data

    Once the application process is completed, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the job requirements. You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training, job- related awards and supervisory appraisal of performance. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your resume will be forwarded to a panel for rating. Category Rating will be used to evaluate applicants using the following categories to further determine which applicants will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration.

    Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level on all evaluation criteria.

    Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level on evaluation criteria.

    Qualified: Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above.

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    Drug test required Yes


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