Job Title:Fish Biologist (Subsistence)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Job Announcement Number:14-1110050031-1120DP-MM
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|$62,703.00 to $62,703.00 / Per Year|
|Friday, November 08, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Permanent|
|1 vacancy -
Sitka, AK View Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.|
The Tongass National Forest was established in 1902 and covers nearly 17 million acres in Southeast Alaska. It is the nation’s largest National Forest. The Tongass stretches nearly 500 miles from its boundary with the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in the north, to the Canadian boundary in the south. The unique forest landscapes of the Tongass vary dramatically in topographic relief and include a mosaic of forest, peat lands, steep rocky areas, glaciated mountains and other non-forested lands.
Alaska’s magnificent scenery, vast forests, and abundant natural resources match the size of the forest. The Tongass makes up ninety percent of Southeast Alaska and is a land of glaciers, mountains, waterways and thousands of islands separated by straits and channels. The islands and mainland create 11,000 miles of shoreline where regal mountains rise from the tidewater to overlook a mostly undeveloped and isolated landscape.
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-1110050031-1120L-MM. Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.
Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248.
This position is located in the Tongass National Forest / Sitka Ranger District in Sitka, Alaska.
This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. However, it is not a virtual position and the duty station will be in Sitka, Alaska.
Applications may be reviewed to verify qualifications and eligibility prior to issuing lists to a selecting official.
Salary may be adjusted to include a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). See the OPM website at: http://www.opm.gov/oca/cola/index.asp for additional information about the continuation of COLA after December 31, 2012.
The ability to obtain and maintain weapons certification is a condition of employment in this position as the incumbent will be required to carry a firearm. To maintain employment in this position the incumbent must receive a negative pre-certification drug test result, pass a minimum background investigation, pass firearm classroom training, pass the shooting proficiency test and be enrolled in the random drug testing pool while employed in this position.
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
- College transcripts are required.
- Background Investigation required.
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license.
- Firearm carrying position.
- Drug Testing Designated Position