You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position at the GS-5 level and above. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Bachelor's Degree: range management; or a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:
Range Management -- At least 18 semester hours of course work in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning.
Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences -- At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable.
Related Resource Management Studies -- At least 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management.
Or, Combination of education and experience -- at least 42 semester hours of course work in the combination of plant, animal, and soil sciences and natural resources management shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; one full year of graduate level education; an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; or Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience are:
Analyzed data to develop recommendations for the resolution of rangeland management issues.
Performed duties as part of studies or investigations of rangeland management issues.
Performed rangeland management tasks and functions.
Communicated with individuals and/or groups to plan, coordinate, and/or advise rangeland management activities, projects, and/or programs.
Performed communication functions in work, academic, or volunteer settings.
Conducted studies and/or investigations of a rangeland ecosystem.
Learned and applied various data analyzation work principles.
Experience in communicating in both formal and informal settings with co-workers, customers, and/or other individuals and/or groups representing federal, state, local governments, private institutions, and/or tribal governments, members of the public, and/or special users.
Analyzed scientific/technical data to develop recommendations for a rangeland management program.
Applied scientific and technical analysis to rangeland management issues and concerns to identify, consider, and resolve a variety of rangeland-related problems.
Developed written products related to a rangeland management program.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
REQUIREMENTS: May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your resume, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Ability to provide scientific and technical analysis of rangeland management issues and problems.
Ability to perform rangeland program management and oversight functions.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Ability to conduct range management studies.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to interpret and apply guidelines, policies, and procedures.
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