Applicants must have specialized experience or additional education as defined below:
GS-05: One year of specialized experience in difficultly and complexity equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service; or successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as civil engineering, agriculture, soil management or conservation, physical science, mathematics or range management or conservation.
GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficultly and complexity to the GS-5 grade level in the federal service or successful completion of a bachelors degree plus 6 months of graduate level studties (9 semester units) leading to a master's degree that is directly related to the work of the position (e.g., agriculture,hydrology, soil management or conservation where the field of study is related to water irrigation systems)
GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service; or one year (18 semester units) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree in a field directly related to the work of the position (e.g. agriculture, hydrology,soil management or conservation where the field of study is related to water irrigation systems).
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-5: Experience with operating water control systems and using water measurement equipment pertaining to the distribution, control and measurement of water released from dams, reservoirs, canals or similar water control/conveyance structures. Farming or ranching work that deomstrates experience in water conservation practices and irrigation procedures used for a large geographical area with muliple water users. Experience controlling, maintaining irrigation ditches, canals and equipment, or soil conservation or engnineer technician experience where the duties involved the applicaiton of water irrigation procedures and methods. These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-6: Experience operating water control and irrigation systems to deliver water to multiple water users in a large geogrphaical area; or field experience measuring water flows, recording and reporting on the quantity of irrigation water released to water users and installing and calibrating water meter devises used to measure water for water irrigation purposes.These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-7: Experience operating, controlling and releasing water in a irrigation system with a network of canals and/or distribution systems for a large agricultural area or large rural community; or field experience covering a large agricultural or rural community monitoring water release stations, recording data from water meters, installing, repairing water measurement devises, and analyzing, computing and reporting on quantities of water delivered to water uses. These examples are not all inclusive.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, time-in-grade, and selective factor requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review resumes and transcripts to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined well-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of water control operations, water measurement and water delivery methods used to monitor, measure and determine water schedules and qualities of water for release to water uses.
2. Ability to operate, maintain and use water measurement devises and hydrologic instruments to collect and analyze data output, prepare reports, and make operational decisions to meet water use criteria.
3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to gain cooperation with landowners and water management operations.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
-Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
-Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
-Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.