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.
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.
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
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.