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 qualifications for the 0401 Occupational Series:
Completion of a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree with a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
A combination of education and experience; courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level:
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. For example: experience planning and directing a broad variety of management operations in a natural resources setting; planning, directing, and evaluating all aspects of an ecological services program; ensure and encourage a landscape level conservation approach; review programs and activities to address budget and staffing limitations; supervising a staff of professional and nonprofessional personnel.
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.
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 moderate risk. Accordingly, the selectee must undergo a limited background investigation prior to appointment.
PCS/moving benefits are authorized (discretionary benefits may apply, e.g., house-hunting trip and/or temporary quarters and/or contract for home sale).
Completion of a 1-year probationary period is required (if one has not yet been completed).
Work schedule may be changed 90 days after hire at the request of management or the employee with management approval.
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. Mastery knowledge of, and skill in applying, advanced theories, concepts, and practices of fish and wildlife biology.
2. Knowledge of complex operations, policies and administrative procedures.
3. Extensive coordination and consensus building both internally and externally.
4. Ability to supervise and lead.
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.