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Engineering Technician

at Agricultural Research Service in Stoneville, Mississippi, United States

Job Description

Summary This position is located within Agricultural Research Service, Southeast Area, Stoneville, MS. In this position you will, be involved in almost all phases of the scientist’s study, and has responsibility for selected phases or conducts test applications of scientific and technical theories when the methods, techniques, and procedures are clearly outlined. Responsibilities Develops revisions to standard work methods and procedures. Assembles and installs complex precision instruments and devices. Plans, installs and calibrates instrumentation for collecting research data. Assists the research scientist in making accurate research interpretations and drawing accurate conclusions. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. GS-7 Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-07 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-06 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience using instrumentation for collecting research data related to engineering; and utilizing computer software to assemble or analyze collected data for record keeping. OR One full year of graduate education or a master’s degree that is directly related to the work of the position. Related degrees may include Engineering, Agricultural engineering, Mechanical engineering, or Industrial engineering. OR A combination of education and experience. GS-8 Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-08 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-07 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is included experience maintaining and installing mechanical or electrical equipment; utilizing computer software to assemble and analyze collected engineering data; and troubleshooting equipment. OR Two full years of graduate education or a master’s degree that is directly related to the work of the position. Related degrees may include Engineering, Agricultural engineering, Mechanical engineering, or Industrial engineering. OR A combination of education and 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Please see above for education qualification requirement information. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. The final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at the time of job offer. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

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Job Posting: JC261379559

Posted On: Jun 16, 2024

Updated On: Jul 01, 2024

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