Qualifying experience must have been related to the work of the position for which application is made.
GS-03 applicants must have 6 months of general experience as described below.
GS-04 applicants must have 6 months of specialized experience and 6 months of general experience as described below.
GS-05 applicants must meet 1 year of specialized experience as described below. DEFINITION OF GENERAL EXPERIENCE: To meet general experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows: General Experience: (l) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.
DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows: Specialized Experience includes experience performing biological science tasks common to fish and wildlife resource management; supporting senior staff; collecting and organizing field data; recording data to include quality control; providing preliminary assessment and classification of the information; evaluating observed conditions and problems; and making preliminary determinations in the case of problems noted.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE
Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics.
For GS-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled.
For GS-5: Successful completion of 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 those shown above for GS-3. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled.
Selected aids and technicians will be required to complete Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Survey Protocol Training in New Mexico prior to conducting surveys for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Training will be provided cooperatively by Reclamation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Individuals operating government owned vehicles will be required to take a defensive driving course.
A valid driver's license is required and will need to be submitted by selection.
This 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. Non-submission, if substituting, will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 and 2) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of the basic or commonly used rules, procedures, or operations associated with aid types of duties to perform a few repetitive tasks while learning how to perform the full range of such tasks as are found in the work area.
2. Knowledge of operating equipment which requires some previous training or experience such as driving an automobile.
3. Ability to conduct and carry out biological technician tasks in remote locations which require considerable physical effort, including exposure to extreme temperatures and work within large bodies of water.
4. Ability to communicate effectively with crew leaders and other crew members.
Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.