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.
Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the position and the Assessment Questionnaire in order to be rated qualified for consideration. To be qualified candidates must meet any screen out element(s) listed at an acceptable level, and must achieve an average rating of at least acceptable on all of the elements. Only education, training, or experience acquired before the closing date will be considered.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
· The work requires considerable physical exertion such as walking over wet, muddy, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting, seining, and netting.
· Items up to 20 pounds are routinely lifted and items weighing up to 75 pounds are lifted occasionally.
· The work is mainly performed outdoors.
· Temperatures and weather extremes are encountered in the performance of outdoor work.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:View Occupational Questionnaire
This is a temporary position. At management's discretion, this apppointment may be extended without further competition. TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS DO NOT CONFER COMPETITIVE STATUS AND DO NOT LEAD TO PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS.
The employee selected will be required to work a non-standard tour of duty that may include weekends and night shifts.
The employee will be frequently required to travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside jurisdictional boundaries of the Region.
Government housing may be available.
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.
Must be able to frequently lift and carry parts and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally over 70 pounds.
This positions sensitivity level has been designated as non-sensitive. Accordingly, the selectee must undergo a background investigation prior to appointment.
No PCS moving benefits are authorized.
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):
· Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (screen out)
· Ability to interpret instructions and specifications
· Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
· Dexterity and Safety
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.