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.
Minimum qualifications for the GS-0404 Occupational Series at the GS-06 grade level:
A. Completion of at least 9 semester hours of graduate level education that is directly related to this position
B. Possession of at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include collecting biological data, sampling and monitoring water quality, and developing reports and other illustrations
C. An equivalent combination of graduate education as described in A above AND qualifying specialized experience at the GS-5 grade level as described in B above.
Minimum qualifications for the GS-0404 Occupational Series at the GS-07 grade level:
A. Completion of at least 18 semester hours of graduate level education that is directly related to this position.
B. Possession of at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include performing a variety of computations, collecting and assessing biological data, and assisting in the planning and implementation of wildlife and water quality studies.
C. An equivalent combination of graduate education as described in A above AND qualifying specialized experience at the GS-6 grade level as described in B above.
Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to document your educational accomplishments. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.
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The employee selected will be required to work a non-standard tour of duty that may include weekends, holidays, 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.
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.
This positions sensitivity level has been designated as non-critical sensitive. Accordingly, the selectee must undergo a limited background investigation prior to appointment.
No PCS/moving benefits are authorized.
Completion of a 1-year probationary period is required (if one has not yet been completed).
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):
1. Knowledge of water quality monitoring methods, practices and procedures in low nutrient wetlands.
2. Knowledge of the principles and practices related to environmental science and wildlife.
3. Ability to communicate orally.
4. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
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.