You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (ET); 08:59 pm PACIFIC TIME on Friday, March 09, 2012. Applicable regulatory requirements, such as time-in-grade, must also be met by the closing date.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Education (entry level minimum) - applicants must meet one of the following:
A. Successful completion of all requirements for a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline closely related to fish and wildlife biology;
B. An appropriate combination of education and experience. Education must include successful completion of course work equivalent to a major (at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours, or the school equivalent) in an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline closely related to fish and wildlife biology; PLUS experience directly related to the position being filled and/or additional related education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position to be filled and equal 100% of the requirement when combined.
Positive Education Requirement - Because the basic (minimum) qualification requirements for this position include higher education with specific course work, you MUST provide transcripts with your application to verify education accomplishments. Transcript information must include the name of the school, program major, credit hours and grades earned, and grade point average or class ranking. Note: If individual courses are not easily identifiable as satisfying the required courses shown to meet the minimum standard, you must submit written individual course descriptions for those classes that are VERIFIED BY THE SCHOOL, i.e. from the school catalog, official course syllabus, or official letters from the Departments (your own descriptions are not acceptable documentation). Current and former Federal employees are also required to submit transcripts with their application whether or not they have held the same series/grade. Unofficial transcripts or copies are acceptable with application packages; however, if selected, complete official, original transcripts from the college or university are required to be on file before starting work.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT Specialized Experience (minimum) - in addition to meeting at least one of the Basic Qualification Requirements above, all applicants must possess at least: At least one year of equivalent full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal service (GS-12). Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position to be filled having equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge's, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Further defined for this position, experience must have involved such activities as: leading, directing, supervising, planning and conducting comprehensive fish and wildlife ecosystem management and restoration activities for a large organization that included identification, development, and implementing investigative projects and field biological studies and investigations; evaluated or assisted with development of habitat protection and enhancement planning documents and biological reports and recommendations to avoid or minimize adverse effects on listed species; applied a thorough understanding of the Endangered Species Act including Sections 4, 7, 9, 10, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and other pertinent laws, statutes, policies, and authorities; modified and adapted standard biological techniques, processes, and procedures; served as a technical advisor on biological natural resources issues and restoration, protection and wise use of fish and wildlife resources; delivered briefing statements and presentations; and, prepared reports, correspondence, etc. The work must also have included coordinating the efforts of multiple personnel involved in habitat or conservation and recovery for a variety of ecosystems; provided technical expertise on biological natural resources issues and restoration, protection and wise use of fish and wildlife resources; carried out assignments independently, provided leadership on projects and policy; adapted methods and procedures to new situations; resolved conflicts that arose and solved problems in terms of established objectives; and, developed and maintained effective working relationships and liaisons outside the organization, such as with congressional offices and the general public.
This is not a trainee level position. To fully meet the qualifications requirements for this position, you must have performed the required specialized work functions to a measurable extent at the defined level of complexity and responsibility and for the minimum length of time as stated in this vacancy, evidenced in your work history. If you have not held this occupational series/grade before in the federal government, it is recommended you include in your job history on your resume the percentages of time you spent performing specialized duties for each work period.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not adequately describe the specific function(s) that support some/all of your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for that experience.
All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: You can receive credit for education earned outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution, or that full credit has been given by an accredited institution in the United States. For more information, see http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
It is your responsibility to provide evidence that educational provisions are met when applying.
OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS (conditions of employment):
Supervisory training will be required.
Direct deposit of salary payment.
Must apply for Government travel charge card if expected to travel on official business.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. The experience you describe in your resume must be sufficiently detailed to support your responses to the tasks in the Questionnaire or your score may be lowered, you may be rated not eligible, or found not qualified.
The Questionnaire collects information on your education, training, and experience related to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job, which are:
- Skill in supervision.
- Skill to communicate orally.
- Skill to communicate in writing.
- Knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, policies and permit processes affecting fish and wildlife management, particularly the ESA, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Policy Act.
- Knowledge of biology and management of threatened and endangered species that includes forests and fuels practices.
- Knowledge of anadromous fish species and habitat restoration techniques.
Please make sure that your responses to the questionnaire are supported in your resume. Also, follow all instructions carefully as errors and omissions may affect your score. Assessment Questions preview: View Assessment Questions