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Research Entomologist (IPM)

Agricultural Research Service, Manhattan, KS, United States
Employer Description
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table.
Job Description
This position is located in the Plains Area. The incumbent is a Research Entomologist assigned to the Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research Unit at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, Kansas. The incumbent is a member of a multidisciplinary team conducting fundamental and applied research on new approaches to integrated management of stored-product insect pests to solve national and international problems related to grain storage and processing industries.
Job Requirements
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Basic Requirements: For the 414 (Entomology) Series: Degree: entomology; or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences that included at least 16 semester hours in entomology. OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major that included course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Evaluation of Education: Applicants with major fields of study in biology, zoology, or invertebrate zoology may fully meet the basic educational requirements if their academic preparation included substantive instruction (including appropriate laboratory and field work) in basic general entomology, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, general and organic chemistry, general physics, and mathematics or statistics that provided some training in the analysis of variables. Additional Requirements: In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as stated below.

GS-12: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or possess an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience. Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-12 level of this position are: Producing publications as the primary author or contributor that fill in gaps in an existing theory or improve pest management practices; experience planning, conducting, and reporting research on entomology or integrated pest management; and being recognized through citation as a contributor to projects, or peer-reviewed publications in the identified fields of research.

GS-13: Applicants must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for the GS-13 level of this position are: Producing publications as the primary author that advance the field of entomology, including developing new integrated pest management tactics or strategies, and being invited to present information to professional societies in the area of specialization. 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.

To further support your qualifications, it is strongly recommended that you submit a one-page abstract of your MS thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation. Failure to do so could result in loss of your consideration/referral. Also, please submit a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons familiar with your stature, contributions, recognition; any honors or awards received; memberships in professional or honor societies; invitations to make presentations at scientific/technical meetings; scientific society office and committee assignments; presentations (other than invitation); and publications. Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/583720400

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
01 December 2020
CLOSES
04 December 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
76721 – 118603
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Entomology