Basic Qualifications: You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for all positions at the GS-05 grade level and above. Transcripts must be provided with your application. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
- Degree: botany; or basic plant science that included at least 24 semester hours in botany.
- Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in botany or basic plant science that included at least 24 semester hours in botany, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For positions dealing with the study of fungi, or with basic mycological relationships, the course work in botany must have included at least 6 semester hours in mycology.
Evaluation of Education: Courses in basic botany, plant anatomy or morphology, cytology, histology, genetics, taxonomy or systematics, algology, mycology, ethnobotany, and those dealing with specific problems of a botanical nature or with specific groups of plants are qualifying. The courses required for mycologists are specific and must have been in mycology.
In addition to the basic requirements, the following additional education and/or experience are qualifying. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties ofthe position.
GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to the position being filled); one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level; and/or a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience are:
-Experience in providing technical expert assistance to the unit in matters dealing with threatened, endangered and sensitive plant species and plant community and vegetation management. Responsible for the identification, management and plant ecology.
-Experience in provides advice in the development of species management guides nd in maintenance of sensitive plant lists.
-Experience in preparing biological evaluations for the Endangered Species Act and for proposed endangered, threatened, and sensitive species.
-Experience in makes recommendations concerning which plants should be considered sensitive, conducting training in habitat analysis, plant identification, and documentation procedures for threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant species in accordance with management plans and objectives.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this 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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