In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must show that you have one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in wildlife management related work. Example: position where you performed the majority of the following duties: analyzing wildlife resource conditions; formulating or recommending policies and procedures; studying wildlife populations and making recommendations about continued existence; reporting on status as candidates for listing as endangered or threatened species; developing recovery plans; developing annual plan of work for assigned area of wildlife program or project.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Basic Qualification Requirement: In addition to having specialized experience, this position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in wildlife biology or a related field that included 9 semester hours in mammology, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management or wildlife research courses AND 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as vertebrate/invertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, AND 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences - OR - a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological science (at least 30 semester hours) with the course work as described above, PLUS appropriate experience or additional education.
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/ graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.
The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
1. Knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of wildlife biology to relate the knowledge to other professional bodies of knowledge, such as zoology, animal ecology and other related fields.
2. Skilled at interpreting and providing advice on complex guidance that may come from many different sources.
3. Knowledge of animal ecology and population dynamics and major policy guidance such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Threatened and Endangered Species Act, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act.
4. Knowledge of the budget processes, including skill in writing and consolidating budget submissions for the annual work plan, midyear reviews, end of year reports and other major budget exercises.
5. Skilled in collaborating with individuals or groups to gain support for the desired outcome. To preview questions please click here.