This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Fish Biologist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:R6-12-548318-D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 21, 2011 to Friday, November 4, 2011

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0482-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Sioux Falls Yankton Areas, SD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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This is a fishery biologist trainee position at the Gavins Point NFH, Yankton, South Dakota.


DUAL CONSIDERATION: This position is also being announced for status candidates under vacancy announcement number R6-12-548412-M. Please see that vacancy announcement for specific details regarding how to apply if you are a status candidate.  Status candidates are current or former competitive service employees and people eligible under special hiring authorities. 

OTHER INFORMATION: 

*Promotion potential: YES
*Moving expenses authorized: NO
*Pre-appointment background investigation: YES
*Uniform required: YES

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • A background investigation may be required
  • May be required to complete a one-year probationary period

DUTIES:

Major duties for this position include:

 

  • Learns and applies standard methods and techniques of daily fish culture activities
  • Cultures and feeds fish
  • Monitors fish including examination and treatment of the fish
  • Operates and maintains hatchery equipment

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Qualification requirements may be viewed on the OPM qualifications website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.

Your application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position. You must meet ALL qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must meet the education requirements as described under "Basic Requirements".

 


This position requires completion of a specific course of study as reflected below. ALL CANDIDATES, including those who currently or have previously occupied a position in this job series, MUST submit a copy of their transcripts to document that they meet these educational requirements. If you have attended more than one university/college or have completed more than one degree, you must submit documentation from each university/college. (Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts online.) If the position being filled requires specific classes or a specific number of credits, candidates must ensure that the transcripts submitted show completion of those courses or credits.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

A. Successful completion of a full bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in biological science that included at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. Note: If courses in aquatic and the animal sciences are not clearly identified on transcript and knowledge of such subjects was obtained in other coursework, include a description of such courses, to include syllabus as provided in official college catalog.

 

OR

 

B. Combination of education and experience - - Courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours) from an accredited college or university, of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Note: If courses in aquatic and the animal sciences are not clearly identified on transcript and knowledge of such subjects was obtained in other coursework, include a description of such courses, to include syllabus as provided in official college catalog., plus appropriate experience or additional education.

NOTE: It is the candidates responsibility to show how he/she has satisfied all educational and coursework requirements.  Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) have been identified as required to satisfactorily perform the work of this position:

  • Knowledge of fish culture methods
  • Ability to Collect biological data
  • Skill in operating and maintaining hatchery equipment
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing


Please ensure that your responses to the questionnaire are FULLY supported in your resume.  Also, follow all instructions carefully as errors and omissions may affect your eligibility.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 

Failure to provide sufficient information to FULLY support your responses may affect the category in which you are placed when being considered for this position.  

If a determination is made that you inflated your responses to the questionnaire, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may lose consideration for this position.  Errors or omissions may affect your category rating.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures.  Category rating combines the applicant's total quality experience and/or education/training into a single quality category. If you meet the basic qualification requirements (including all selective placement factors) you will be placed in one of the following categories. 

1. Best Qualified

2. Well Qualified

3. Qualified 

Information for Veterans:  The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.


BENEFITS:


The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:   http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see:  http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.

VETERANS PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION:  If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you should submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you should also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter

Male applicants who were born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).

If a selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition.  However, promotion(s) will depend on the incumbent's satisfactory performance and are not guaranteed. 



HOW TO APPLY:

PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

1) Your Resume.  It is strongly suggested that you use the USAJOBS Resume Builder.  If you choose not to, please click here for a list of required information.  http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/pm/usajobs/requiredresumeinformation.pdf
2) A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
3) Other supporting documents:
-
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

All application material and supporting documentation must be submitted and received by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of the announcement in order for you to be considered for this vacancy.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers".

NOTE:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page:  https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 548318.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online: 
1.  Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203FX.pdf and
3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you cannot complete the application process using one of the options identified in the "How to Apply" section, please contact our office for alternate application procedures.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1) Your Resume.  It is strongly suggested that you use the USAJOBS Resume Builder.  If you choose not to, please click here for a list of required information.  http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/pm/usajobs/requiredresumeinformation.pdf
2) A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
3) Other supporting documents:
-
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sarah E. Holder
Phone: (303)236-4498
Fax: (478)757-3144
TDD: (303)236-0270
Email: SARAH_HOLDER@FWS.GOV
Agency Information:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Colorado
Human Resources
134 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO
80228 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the evaluation process is complete, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.


Control Number: 301165800
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