Job announcement

Wed Nov 16 15:13:55 CST 1994

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                     SMITHSONIAN CAREERS

24 HOUR DIAL-A-JOB: (202)287-3102

This is a Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining Joint

POSITION TITLE:  Research Entomologist
SERIES AND GRADE:  GS-414-12/13/14/15
SALARY:  $42,003/49,947/$59,022/$69,427 per annum
ORGANIZATION:  Department of Entomology
               National Museum of Natural History

Promotion Potential to GS-15, if selected at the lower grade

OPENING DATE:  October 28, 1994
CLOSING DATE:  January 15, 1995

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All Sources (Status and Non-
status) May Apply.

DUTIES:  Independently initiates, develops and conducts field
work and subsequent research relating to entomology;
collaborates with researchers of other institutions; participates in
activities, programs and organizations in the scientific
community; prepares for publication scholarly reports of
descriptive, analytical and theoretical nature based on personal
field work and research, studies of specimens in other
institutions and on existing scholarly publications; serves as
consultant and expert advisor on professional matters; lectures to
professional associations, civic groups, clubs and other
organizations; serves on committees; develops and maintains
collections of insects and directs an active exchange program
with other museums; develops museum exhibits and provides
consultation during exhibit construction.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The basic requirement is a Bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university in entomology
or a related discipline or field of science, that includes at least
16 semester hours in entomology, or a combination of education
and experience equivalent to the above.  In addition, one year of
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level is
required.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped
the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities
to perform successfully the duties of the position and which is
typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
At the GS-12 level only, Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
may be substituted for one year of specialized experience.

Selective Factor:
1. Knowledge of entomology, systematics and evolutionary
   biology of insects and related terrestrial arthropods.

Quality Ranking Factors:
1. Ability to conduct independent research in entomology,
   systematics and evolutionary biology of insects and related
   terrestrial arthropods.
2. Ability to devise innovative techniques for collection and
   analysis of novel sources of data (such as behavioral,
   ecological, molecular, etc.) in research.
3. Ability to plan, manage, and lead complex entomology
   research programs.
4. Ability to contribute to collection enhancement and care.
5. Ability to orally present scientific information to audiences of
   various backgrounds.


In addition to an Application for Federal Employment (SF-171),
applicants should submit a supplemental sheet giving specific
examples of experience and training which apply to each of the
selective and/or quality ranking factors.  This experience and
training must be also included in the SF-171.

Competitive examining authority has been delegated to the
Smithsonian Institution by the U.S. Office of Personnel
Management.  Non-status appplications will be forwarded to the
Delegated Examining Unit for rating, ranking, and referral.
Status candidates who whish to be rated under both merit
promotion and competitive procedures must submit two
complete applications.

Application must be submitted to one of the addresses below and
must be postmarked by the closing date.

Send your application to:

  Smithsonian Institution
  Office of Human Resources
  Branch 1
  P.O. Box 23762
  Washington, DC  20026-3762

OR bring your application to:

  955 L'Enfrant Plaza, SW
  Employment Office
  Suite 2100
  Washington, DC  20560

For further information please call (202) 287-2042 (voice) or
(202) 287-3498 (TTY).

For an application package call (202) 287-3102 and press 9.

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