You must possess one the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for all positions at the GS-5 grade level and above. GS-0401: Bachelor's Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
GS-1301: Bachelor's Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR combination of education and experience, education equivalent to one of the majors in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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 of the position.
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience are: Provided oversight and guidance on technical and procedural aspects of major issues concerning the administration and protection of the resources in the Forest jurisdiction; assisted with the planning and management of long-range resource planning, program direction, coordination and evaluation of individual land management plans and the integration of long-range functional resource plan; served as an expert consultant and advisor in all aspects of environmental assessment and NEPA compliance; exercised program responsibilities that included one or more of the following: watershed, fisheries, wildlife, minerals, soils, NEPA and GIS.
REQUIREMENTS: To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your resume, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.
Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.
Knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of forest management and interrelationships of biological and physical resources.
Knowledge of natural resource environments/ecology and associated policies and Forest Planning.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate other than in writing.
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. All Quality candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Non-Competitive and special hiring authority candidates need to meet minimum qualification requirements to be referred.
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