You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
For the GS-7 eligibility level: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. 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. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-06).
Examples of specialized experience that meet this requirement include: Assessed technical support studies of forestry data in order to prepare drafts and standard segments of reports for publication purposes; Collected data, inspected multiple sites, and modified procedures in performing timber-related assignments and projects; Performed a variety of reforestation assignments that required the application of a number of different, specific, established methods, procedures, and techniques; Conducted technical surveys of recently planted tracts using standard sampling methods and procedures to determine survival rates for a variety of tree species and seedlings.
Substitution of Education for Experience: At least one year of graduate level education (18 semester/27 quarter hours) with courses such as natural resources management, forest economics, forest ecology, forest resource management, forest biometry, and agroforestry systems. Transcripts (unofficial or official) are required at the time of application. Education cannot be credited without your transcripts.
Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Your experience must be detailed in your resume to receive full credit and transcripts are required. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Additional information on the qualification requirements for this position is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0462.htm
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. 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. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.
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