You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-05 (1) one year of specialized experience at the GS-04 level. Examples of specialized experience: performing crew based forestry related support work such as recreation trail or recreation facility construction and/or maintenance projects. I conducted routine procedural tasks using work methods and techniques that were well established.-OR
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 such as those shown or GS-4 any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science.. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.
A Combination of Education and experience listed above.
GS-06 position, in addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-05: Examples of specialized work experience include: Planned and implemented the logistics required for completion of recreation area projects, such as site maintenance and reconstruction projects; inspected recreation area clean-up operations and performed safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas; patrolled recreation sites to ensure that areas were operated, used, and maintained in accordance with recreation operation and maintenance plans; performed site maintenance, including cleanup and naturalizing at widely dispersed sites; gathered, compiled, and reported recreation program data for use in monitoring and assessment activities and summarized data for use in recreation data management systems; followed maintenance schedules and conducted inventories; provided training to crews on recreation tools and site maintenance according to forestry recreation operations, regulations and procedures related to wilderness management.
For the GS-06 there is no substitution of education for this position.
Are you qualifying using education? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp. NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html "
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days 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 in accordance with 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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