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Job Title:Supervisory Interdisciplinary

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:SWGI12241454783026D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Wednesday, November 28, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Shelbyville, IL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Area:

Lake Shelbyville is an 11,000 acre lake located in rural South Cereal Illinois approximately 60 miles southeast of Springfield. The project office is located in the city of Shelbyville, poulation approximately 5000. The authorized project puposes are flood control, recreation, environmental stewardship and water supply. Lake Shelbyville is an island in a sea of corn and offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities including camping, fishing, water sports, hiking, and large and small game.


Who May Apply: US Citizens


  • Personnel security investigation is required.
  • Must comply with Drug Testing Program Requirements.
  • Must file annual financial statement.
  • Position requires employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing.
  • Must be a U.S Citizen.
  • PCS Will Be Authorized.


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Serves as the assistant to the Operations Manager of the 34,408 acres of Lake Shelbyville for administrative tasks to include exercising day-to-day technical work direction and for performing personnel management and supervisory responsible for all employees; direct work activities; exercises general direction and control of the budget, manpower, and administrative matters; prepares annual work plans; prepares for submission of a variety of reports concerned with budget, manpower, and related administrative functions, and exercises small purchase authority. Acts in the capacity as Operations Manager in his/her absence. Applies a professional knowledge of all phases of Natural Resources Management, Recreation Management, Contract Administration, Operation and Maintenance, and administrative functions. Programs include, but are not limited to , forest management, fish and wildlife management, protection of endangered flora and fauna (i.e. Bald Eagle), soil conservation, lakeshore management, law enforcement, sanitation and pollution control, security, fire protection, safety and interpretation (natural, historical, archaeological and cultural), boundary surveillance and enforcement of Title 36. Supervises subordinate GS and WG staff in the capacity of a first line supervisor. Collaborates in the preparation and/ or planning of recreation facilities and programs including 723 campsites, 154 picnic sites, 17 launching ramps, 5 beaches, visitor center, 158 structures plus 42 hunter/fisherman parking lots. Exercises comprehensive knowledge in the natural resource management field to activate and acquire funding on long range programs and projects. Reviews status of expenditures, obligations, and recommends and/or direct necessary changes in funds to implement project programs. In addition to developing a budget, the incumbent plans, programs, administers, and manages a large number and variety of contracts for supplies, services, rehabilitation, maintenance, and construction. Programs and prepares annual funding requirements of lake for submission to the District. 



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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  To qualify, applicants must meet one of the following Basic Education Requirements (does not apply to the 0025 Park Ranger series) and provide supporting documentation for verification:
Natural Resource Specialist, GS-0401:

A. Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.  

B. Combination of education and experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

*Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to; park guide or tour leader, law enforcement or investigative work, archeological or historical preservation research work. Forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area. Management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations.
Forester (Administration), GS-0460:

A.  Degree in forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas; Management of Renewable Resources, Forest Biology, Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory.
B.  Combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 hours were in forestry, The requirements for diversification of the 12 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education


Soil Scientist, GS-0470:

A. Degree in soil science or a closely related discipline that included 30 semester hours or equivalent in biological, physical, or earth science, with a minimum of 15 semester hours in such subjects as soil genesis, pedology, soil chemistry, soil physics, and soil fertility.
B. Combination of education and experience, courses equivalent to a major in soil science or a related discipline that included at least 30 semester hours in the biological, physical, or earth sciences. At least 15 hours must have been in the areas specified above plus appropriate experience or additional education.


Fish and Wildlife Specialist, GS-0480:

A. Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Combination or education and experience, courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses, as shown above, plus appropriate or additional education.
C. Four years of experience that demonstrated that the applicant acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study as described above.


Wildlife Biologist (Mgmt), GS-0486:

A. Biological science that included the following:
* At least 9 semesters hours in such wildlife subjects s mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and
* At least 12 semesters in zoology in such subject as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology, may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.);and
* At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences.


Combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting one of the Basic Education Requirements above, you must meet the Specialized experience (applies to all occupational series) as follows:


In addition to the basic educational requirements for the disciplines identified above, applicants must also meet the one year of specialized experience for the position. Specialized experience is defined as: (1)Knowlege of the complex issues involved in the management of lake projects, large outdoor parks, water resources, and recreation resources (2) Management of a Natural Resource Management program (3) Experience with the development, and  execution of budgets. Do you have the one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level, as described above?


Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).


Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and


Other Requirements:
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  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Personnel security investigation is required.
  • Must comply with Drug Testing Program.
  • Posisiont requires employee to wear uniform and/pr protective clothing.
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) is 10%
  • Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).  Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
  • One year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.



Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at



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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID783026.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.


    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.


    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Army Applicant Helpdesk
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    DA SWR USACE St Louis
    314 Johnson St
    APG, MD


    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

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