To qualify for this position based on work experience, education or a combination of work experience and education.
To qualify at the GS-05 grade level you need ONE of the following:
Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal Government. This experience must have included a knowledge of the processes, methods, and procedures associated with technician duties to apply a number of the technical methods and procedures applicable to duties common to biological science(s) supported with little discretion to deviate from the technical methods assigned for use. This experience required you to resolve exceptions and special problems or to make adaptations in the sequencing of the interrelated tasks associated with those tasks. This requires the ability to record instrument reading, collect a specified amount, quantity, and type of samples; or take measurements; but does not require the interpretation of the results.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (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 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.
To qualify at the GS-06 grade level you need ONE of the following:
Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Government. This experience includes resolving the full range of irregular or problem situations when performing a wide variety of either highly interrelated tasks or nonstandard assignments. A knowledge of the basic principles of a biological science is required to assess readings and measurements taken, tests executed, observations made, work completed, samples collected, etc., This requires the operation of complex equipment such as those with numerous components or parts which must be calibrated and synchronized to achieve desired results, e.g. those used in highly mechanized cartographic, hydrographic, or photogrammatic surveying; pressure chamber diving experiments; or sophisticated laboratory experiments on fluids.
Successful completion of at least six months of a course of study from an accredited college or university, above the bachelors degree leading to a masters 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 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.
Specialized experience is defined as experience in surveying, designing and laying out of conservation practices using the nine step conservation planning process.
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.
This position requires regular and recurring exertion related to conservation work such as walking on rough terrain, jumping ditches and furrows, or climbing steep banks. A pre-employment physical may be required if no physical is on file.
To perform the duties of this position, the incumbent must serve as an incidental motor vehicle operator. This will require the operation of a motor vehicle on both public and private roads during daylight hours and occasionally after dark. A valid state driver's license is required.
- Public Law 104-134 requires that all federal employees receive salary payments
via direct deposit.
- You must have the ability to use a computer.
- You must be able to lift and carry up to 45 lbs
- You must meet the positive education / specialized experience by the closing
date of this announcement.
- You may be required to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
You must submit a complete application package to be considered for this
- You will be required to do some travel.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 by Friday, May 31, 2013, your
application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may
not receive full consideration or be considered eligible. All the information
you provide may be verified by 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 removal
after employment begins.
The questionnaire may consist of multiple choices, yes/no responses as well as
narrative responses to questions developed for this position. Applicants must
choose the best answer that is supported by their resume, transcripts, and other
supporting documentation that have been requested.
To preview Assessment Questions only click on the following link: View Assessment Questions
To preview Occupational Questionnaire click on the following link: View Occupational Questionnairennaire
You may upload your resume and additional materials to submit your application. You will receive a notice via email confirming receipt of your on-line application.