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.
Basic Requirements for this position:
Basic Entry Requirements for the GS-0480 series. You must meet A, B, or C below to qualify for the position.
A. A Bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. A combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. Four years of experience that demonstrated knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting one of the basic entry requirements listed above, you must have the appropriate specialized experience as described below.
GS-15: at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. Experience must include: directing policy and staff functions, developing short and long-range plans and formulating and implementing policies, standards and procedures for a regional or national program; supervising staff work on programmatic issues, and advising management concerning controversial and complex issues.
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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Time in grade restrictions apply to the qualification requirements for this position for Federal employees. Your application must clearly provide evidence that you have served (1) year at the next lower grade level by the closing date of this announcement.
The employee will be frequently required to travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside jurisdictional boundaries of the Region.
This is a supervisory position. Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a probationary period of one year.
The selectee will be required to file an OGE Form, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
PCS/moving benefits are authorized (discretionary benefits may apply, e.g., house-hunting trip and/or temporary quarters and/or contract for home sale).
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 managing a natural resource program of national significance.
2. Skill in developing/implementing policy which results in action in the field.
3. Ability to manage people.
4. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of fish and wildlife biology in order to direct
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.