To be eligible for this position you must meet the specialized experience and the basic educational qualifications outlined below:
To qualify for the GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for GS-7 include: Evaluating habitats to identify resource concerns; develop strategies to remediate identified conditions; ensure that practices are in line with Federal, Agency, State and local policies.
To qualify for the GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for GS-11 include: working in a habitat evaluation program with responsibilities for assessing resource issues, developing strategies to overcome resource problems related to species production, habitat restoration, construction, and management and advising or training staff on wildlife resource conditions and formulating and recommending policies or practices on habitat restoration efforts.
To Qualify for the GS-12: Examples of qualifying specialized experience for GS-12 include: experience providing staff services and analysis on wildlife resource conditions and formulating and recommending policies or practices on habitat restoration efforts and reviewing policies as they pertain to the area and serving as the technical expert.
Credit will be given for appropriate qualifying unpaid experience or volunteer work such as community, cultural, social service, and professional association activities on the same basis as for unpaid experience. To receive proper credit for unpaid experience or volunteer work, fully describe your responsibilities and show the actual time (years, months, and hours per week) spent in such activities.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
You must possess the education as determined by OPM that fits this occupational series. Applicants must provide an unofficial copy of their college transcripts and include any other documentation that demonstrate how they meet the minimum educational requirement.
To be basically qualified for this job, you must have: a degree in A) biological science that included: at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate); and at least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant science
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Applicants must provide a copy of their college transcripts and include any other documentation that supports they meet the minimum educational requirement. It is the applicants responsibility to provide this information as part of the complete application package by the deadline listed in this announcement.
+ If you make a false statement in any part of your application or resume, you may not be hired, or you may be removed after being hired.
+ You will be contacted regarding the status of your application. Selections normally take approximately eight weeks after the closing date of the announcement.
+ May need to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions
+ You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Based on your responses to the on-line questions, specialized experience documented in your on-line resume, and college transcripts. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. All the information you provide may be verified by a review of your application, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for lowering your rating, not hiring you, or for removal after employment begins.
The questionnaire is based on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
+ Planning and applying conservation practices on privately owned lands;
+ Knowledge of Federal, State and Agency policies;
+ Preparation of technical guidance dealing with wildlife, recreation and wetland conservation;
+ Working with others to gain consensus on plans of action, mitigation processes, etc.
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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 identified 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.