The qualifications for this position are described below and are published in the Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions which is as follows: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
This position requires the ability to use a personal computer, scanner, or other automated office equipment.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service that is in or related to the duties of this position. Examples of such experience may include: 1) Assisting in the installation, maintenance, and repair of hydro-meteorological sites, sensors and associated equipment such as that used at SNOwpack TELemetry (SNOTEL) and Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) sites; 2) Assisting in the collection of field snow measurements and validating data for use in snowpack indexing, data editing, and water supply forecasting; 3) Reading electronic wiring diagrams to trouble-shoot components used in hydro-meteorological measurement systems such as that used at SNOwpack TELemetry (SNOTEL) and Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) sites; 4) Operate four-wheel-drive vehicles, ATVs, and snowmobile under all weather and travel conditions.
Has completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree with (a) major study in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in subjects such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Education: If you are basing your qualifications on education, it is mandatory to submit college transcripts to document your education. Photocopies are acceptable for application; originals will later be required if you are selected for the position. Please submit course catalog descriptions for those courses that may not clearly be identified as qualifying. Your transcripts must be legible.
Credit will be given for appropriate qualifying unpaid experience or volunteer work. To receive proper credit for unpaid experience or volunteer, fully describe your responsibilities and show the actual time (years, months, and hours per week) spent in such activities.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
The incumbent must operate a government vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required.
The incumbent must have the ability and skill in ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and snowmobile operations.
This position requires extensive travel. Travel may be up to 20 nights per month.
The work requires rigorous physical labor and the incumbent must be able to handle awkward objects and be able to lift items weighing up to 85 pounds.
Management has the perogative to select at any grade level for which this position has been advertised. If you are placed in this position at a grade lower than the target grade (full performance level), you may be promoted to the traget grade without further competition. However, there is no commitment or obligation on the part of management to promote you. Your promotion will depend upon the continuing need for that level of work to be performed and your ability to perform the higher level duties.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questionnaire. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you are basically qualified for this position, we will evaluate your application package, using a panel of subject-matter experts or HR Specialist to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. We will then place you in one of the following categories and only those in the Best Qualified category will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
Best Qualified: Applicants possess all of the job related competencies identifies as important for successful job performance.
Well -Qualified: Applicants possesses a majority (i.e., more than half) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
Qualified: Applicants meets the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, but does not meet the definition of Well-Qualified or Best Qualified describe above.
Veterans preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Veterans preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements are place in the appropriate category and are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles. Veteran preference eligibles that have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher.