Applicants must have specialized experience or additional education as defined below:
GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service OR one year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent master's or graduate degree in a field directly related to the work of the position.
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-07: Field experience using a variety of water measuring devises to collect, compute, and process hydrologic data gathered from rivers, streams, wells etc., using software applications to compute and generate hydrologic data, charts and reports, and installing and maintaining water measurement instruments and devices to assure accuracy of data collection. These examples are not all inclusive.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, time-in-grade, and selective factor requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review resumes and transcripts to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined well-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
-Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
-Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
-Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of hydrologic methods, practices, instruments, and equipment to measure water deliveries and compute quantities of water released to water users.
2. Knowledge and skill to operate, test, repair and adjust field equipment and instruments to ensure accuracy of data and efficient operability of field equipment.
3. Ability to evaluate hydrologic data, and in using software applications to compile, calculate, and generate information in various technical and visual formats for reports, briefings and decision documents.
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to gain cooperation with landowners and water management operations.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.