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US Department of Agriculture: Biological science technician

US Department Of Agriculture

This is a Contract position in Lake Campbell, SD posted May 26, 2020.

Job Description Duties Summary This position is located in the Integrated Cropping Systems Research Unit, Brookings, SD. Participating in experiments or research projects related to insect ecology; performing a variety of complex technical duties in a field, greenhouse, or laboratory environment, as it relates to entomology. Responsibilities Collect, prepare, evaluate and verify insect samples and supporting records pertaining to insect populations, insect health, and toxicological responses. Ability to classify and identify insects. Assist with tabulating and summarizing data using personal computers and software packages. Perform routine and recurring techniques and studies using a variety of specialized lab and field equipment. Adapt, modify, or develop new techniques or procedures to satisfy the needs of an insect based research project. Travel Required Occasional travel You may be expected to travel for this position. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US Citizen or US National Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served. Direct Deposit Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the