To qualify for this position, you meet one of the following requirements:
A. You must have at least one year of experience that demonstrates knowledge of wildlife biology and management principles and techniques; ability to use geographic information systems, aerial photography and survey techniques and global positioning systems; ability to use computer technology to maintain and retrieve information from automated systems. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-6 Federal grade level or equivalent pay systems. OR
B. A full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related wildlife biology AND meet one of the following requirements for Superior Academic Achievement: 1) Class standing - Graduated in the upper third of the class based on completed courses in the college, university or major subdivision; 2) Grade Point Average - 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 scale as recorded on official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; or 3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. (You must provide a copy of your transcript and documented proof of GPA or honor society membership). OR
C. Have at least one full year (18 semester hours or equivalent) of graduate education in a field that is directly related to the work of the position (wildlife biology/wildlife management).
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
ONLY EXPERIENCE OBTAINED BY THE CLOSING DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified.
Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.
Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:
· Technical knowledge of principles, practices and terminology related to wildlife biology and wildlife management and a familiarity with related disciplines.
· Knowledge of laws and regulations, and policies pertaining to the protection of wildlife and their habitat.
· Ability to use computer technology to maintain and retrieve information from automated data systems, develop spreadsheets, and use word processing and statistical software programs in order to develop reports.
· Familiarity with geographic information system, aerial photography and survey techniques, and global positioning systems.
· Ability to communicate orally in order to meet and deal effectively with people of different backgrounds including representative of state, Federal and private agencies and organizations.
· Ability to communicate in writing in order to assist in the preparation of wildlife management plans.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).