Basic Requirements for the GS-0401:
Have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines. NOTE: You must include copies of your unofficial or official transcripts. If your transcripts do not obviously show the required credits, please provide a listing of the courses and a short synopsis of that course.
Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. NOTE: You must include copies of your unofficial or official transcripts. If your transcripts do not obviously show the required credits, please provide a listing of the courses and a short synopsis of that course.
Qualifications for the GS-13:
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show the periods you worked.)
To qualify for the GS-13, you must: have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: perform a supervisory role for an interdisciplinary scientific team formulating and implementing policies, standards and procedures regarding a variety of biological and/or natural resource issues; responsible for managing a budget, provide suggestions and comments for developing short and long-range biological plans; plan, organize, and direct the work of others; co-lead and participate in interagency and inter-organization efforts to identify science needs and develop action plans; negotiate biological management decisions to sustain wildlife populations; serve as a technical expert on biological natural resource issues and restoration, protection and wise use of fish and wildlife resources; review and facilitate wildlife and subsistence management actions to include working with the State, Tribes, and other partners; devise strategies to overcome resource problems and/or protect and enhance habitat for any of the following: various mammals, migratory birds, non-migratory birds, or threatened and endangered species. Assist in making decisions affecting policy and administration of frequently changing issues. Involvement in regional and national work teams such as a regional workforce planning team.
Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, and any selective placement factors that have been specified in the announcement by the closing date of this announcement.
All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation/security clearance.
Direct Deposit is required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
- Skill to lead and supervise others to achieve fish and wildlife conservation and management goals.
- Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of fish and wildlife biology, ecology, and natural resource management to lead a fish and wildlife conservation program.
- Ability to adminster a large and varied conservation effort through priority-setting and policy development.
- Skill to communicate orally on fish and wildlife management policies.
- Knowledge of methods to effectively communicate in writing.
- Ability to analyze complex resource issues and develop Service positions for conservation and management.