You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for all positions at the GS-5 grade level and above. Transcripts must be provided with your application. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
For the GS-5: Applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-04 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing; range research activities; work in the operation of a livestock ranch or in assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range or range or forest fire control, prevention, or suppression work.
For the GS-6: Applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-05 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include monitoring both short and long-range plans for compliance with range management goals and objectives,; assisting in planning a wide variety of range-related projects such as revegetation, fencing, spring developments, cattle guard placement, and erosion control procedures and making recommendations for amendments to range management plans
For the GS-7: Applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-06 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include gathering management data including location of existing and proposed range improvements, location of poisonous and noxious plant encroachments, etc., to be utilized in individual allotment plans; participating in development of plans and programs for range management by collecting data for grazing allotment plans and advising management as to logical division of allotments into units, what improvements are needed, and what management practices can be affected; checking for trespass by livestock and taking initial action when trespass occurs by securing and documenting evidence.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
For the GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.
For the GS-06, there is no substitution of education for experience for this position.
For the GS-7: The experience requirements for the GS-07 level may be met by completion of least one (1) year of graduate level education (18 semester/27 quarter hours) with courses directly related to the work of the position.
Combination of Education and Experience:
Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements shown above for only the GS-5 and GS-07 grade levels.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.
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