Physical Science Aid/Technician

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Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
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All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: May be required to work outdoors in conditions that include steep and rough terrain, dense vegetation, heavy rains, and insects. Field work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.
Salary: Salary shown is taken from the Rest of the U.S. pay table, step 1. You may view the OPM salary tables, with the various locality rates, at 2018 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables.
If selected from this or a similar competitive, seasonal announcement, your appointment may be creditable for consideration under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). The Act allows certain individuals, who have or had time-limited appointments at land management agencies, to compete for any permanent position in the competitive service under "internal" merit promotion procedures. For more information, see the section under Eligibility, which starts with Question #15 (Q15. Who is eligible for appointment under these provisions?).
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Assists with abandoned mine land (AML) site investigations (i.e. collect gps points, site form completion and take/catalog photographs, etc.), literature research activities, environmental sampling, mitigation/remediation of physical and environmental safety hazards, updating national database, interagency projects on and for AML sites on public and acquired lands.
Travel Required
76% or greater - Frequent travel will be required.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Who May Apply This job is open to? All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
1311 Physical Science Technician
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Direct Deposit Required
U.S. Citizenship is required
Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can
you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
GS-05: one year of specialized work experience equivalent to GS-04 level. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting in include work in the fields of astronomy, physics, geophysics, chemistry, hydrology, engineering, electronics, geology, oceanography, metallurgy and physical sciences. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as general or specialized experience when the work was performed in close association with physical scientists or other technical personnel and provided intensive knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, techniques, and precedents.; OR successful completion a full 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in geology or physical sciences, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as geology or physical. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable; OR a combination of experience and education to meet the total experience.
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, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the early consideration/closing date of the announcement.

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