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. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show the periods you worked.)
Degree in the biological sciences or related discipline appropriate to this position.
Have a combination of education and experience-courses related to a major in the biological sciences plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of this position.
To qualify for the GS-07, applicants must have:
At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-05 grade level or higher in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: provide technical support to a professional biologist/Program Coordinator in the development of all phases of an interagency cooperative multi-project biological field study program or mortality event response program to include: project planning, development of request for proposal; working with administrative staff to establish contracts, agreements or grants; logistical arrangements; field work; correlation and analysis of data, and completion of reports or other documents related to the project; working with a group of lower graded technicians in gathering field data in the area of avian biology. Responsible for assisting in preparation of final drafts of reports or sections of reports and applying a wide range of conventional, established approaches, methods, techniques and solutions to new situations.
Have one full year of graduate-level education in biological sciences with course work directly related to the work of this position such as avian ecology, ornithology, wildlife management (birds), etc.
Meet Superior Academic Achievement (SAA). SAA is defined as: 1) a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last 2 years of undergraduate study; 2) GPA 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years; 3) rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision; OR 4) membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies).
To qualify for the GS-09, applicants must have:
At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level or higher in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: provide technical support to a professional biologist/Program Coordinator in completing all phases of an interagency cooperative multi-project biological field study program or mortality event response program to include: project planning, development of request for proposals, working with administrative staff to establish contracts, agreements or grants, logistical arrangements, field work, correlation and analysis of data, and completion of reports or other documents related to the project, leading a group of lower graded technicians gathering field data. Responsible for independently preparing final drafts of reports or sections of reports and applying a wide range of conventional, established approaches, methods, techniques and solutions to new situations.
Career Ladder Position
This is a career ladder position. At the GS-07 and GS-09 level you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background and knowledge necessary to perform at the full performance GS-11 level. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor, and is contingent upon meeting regulatory and legal requirements for promotion, satisfactory performance and the availability of higher level work. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, and any selective placement factors that have been specified in the announcement by the closing date of this announcement.
All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation/security clearance.
Direct Deposit is required.
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. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. 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.
- Knowledge of avian biology and field logistics
- Knowledge of avian biology response team laws, regulations, procedures, and policies
- Ability to develop and track the administrative and financial aspects of an avian program
- Skill in building relationships and communicating with other programs and partners