Army seeking microbiologist in Utah

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The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command is seeking a microbiologist for the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

This position is available to civilian employees with either the Department of Defense (DOD) or the Department of the Army and those with eligibility through the Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP), the Priority Placement Program for military spouses and the Veteran’s Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

This position is responsible for developing and conducting tests for biological defense equipment and defense systems. Tasks within this scope of work include the preparation of testing standards, isolation and cultivating biological pathogens including viruses, bacteria and fungi. This person will also be charged with mentoring subordinate personnel.

For this position, candidates are required to have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 or GS-12 level of government work. Required experience includes microbiological skills, biomolecular analysis and knowledge of testing and evaluation in relation to biological defense.

A degree in biology, microbiology, chemistry or medical science is required with at least 20 semester hours focused in microbiology. Candidates will need U.S. citizenship and Selective Service registration. The selected candidate will also be enrolled in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program.

This application window closes on Thursday, Dec. 10.

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