By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below. This handbook can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.
Basic Requirements for the 0401 Occupational Series:
A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Minimum specialized experience qualifications:
GS-12 grade level:
Specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes, at a minimum: conduct studies or monitoring (e.g., capture, tagging, radio telemetry, population assessment and monitoring) on large terrestrial mammalian predators (e.g., pumas, wolves, grizzly bears); and providing technical guidance and advice on large terrestrial mammalian predator (e.g., pumas, wolves, grizzly bears) issues or projects.
GS-13 grade level:
Specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes, at a minimum: leading studies or monitoring (e.g., capture, tagging, radio telemetry, population assessment and monitoring) of large terrestrial mammalian predators (e.g., pumas, wolves, grizzly bears); providing technical guidance and advice on complex large terrestrial mammalian predator (e.g., pumas, wolves, grizzly bears) issues or projects; leading others involved in large terrestrial mammalian predator (e.g., pumas, wolves, grizzly bears) conservation issues or projects; and developing projects or assignments related to large terrestrial mammalian predator (e.g., pumas, wolves, grizzly bears) projects.
Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to document your educational accomplishments. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:View Occupational Questionnaire
The employee will be frequently required to travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside jurisdictional boundaries of the Region.
The incumbent will be required to obtain and wear an official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform.
Incumbent must be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required.
This positions sensitivity level has been designated as non-sensitive. Accordingly, the selectee must undergo a background investigation prior to appointment.
Payment of relocation expenses are authorized.
Completion of a 1-year probationary period is required (if one has not yet been completed).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of fish and or wildlife science disciplines.
2. Ability to communicate complex scientific issues in writing and orally.
3. Ability to integrate multi-disciplinary issues that cut across various fish and wildlife programs.
NOTE: You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verifications. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your application, or your application is incomplete, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience or you may be considered ineligible.