For information on the qualification standards for this position please visit the group qualification standard at:
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-tech.asp and the individual occupational requirements at:
For consideration as a GS-4, you must have at least six months of specialized work experience (equivalent to the GS-3 level in the federal service) which provided sufficient knowledge of plant identification on range sites, ecological range conditions, forage production and wildlife habitats to assist with steps developing conservation plans. Experience assisting in planning fencing, water development, seeding, brush management and other supplemental grazing land treatment. AND have six months of general work experience.
Have two years above high school with courses related to range conservation technician duties. Courses that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soils science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.
Have a combination of work experience and education (as listed in B above) that totals at least 100 percent when combined to qualify at the GS-4 level (see websites listed above for more information)
If using education to qualify for this position you must include a copy of your transcripts along with any relevant course descriptions, and title of thesis work in order to have education considered. Foreign Education Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. For more information please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp
Credit will be given for appropriate qualifying unpaid experience or volunteer work. 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.
· May need to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions
· A Valid Driver's License
· Travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
You must be a US Citizen
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated 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 on-line occupational questionnaire that you will complete on-line will address the following knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for this position.
Knowledge and understanding of rangeland management methods and practices
Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate monitoring data;
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others and communicate orally and in writing.
To preview questions please View Assessment Questions.
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 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 meet 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 placed 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.