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.
Specialized Experience Requirements: Along with your enrollment or acceptance for enrollment in a degree or certificate program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis, you must meet the requirements described below:
To qualify at the GS-3 grade level
A. Successful completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study, that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemisty, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics.
B. Six months of general work experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of the position or experience that provided you familiarity with biological procedures.
General Experience: (l) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.
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.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire
Pathways Program Agreement Required
Government housing is 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.
Incumbent will be required to obtain a state pesticide license.
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:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and on the extent to which your application shows you possess the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. Your ranking is based on your responses to the occupational questions, the information you provide in your Resume, and supplemental materials. Please follow all instructions carefully. The occupational questions are based on the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
1. Knowledge of basic processes, methods, and procedures common to biological sciences and field work.
2. Ability to perform routine operation work.
3. Ability to compile data for reporting purposes.
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.