To qualify, you must meet the requirements listed below.
Specialized Experience and/or Education: You must have certain higher level education or specialized experience to qualify for the GS-06 or GS-07 grade level of this position. This qualifying education and/or experience can be met through any of the following:
Specialized Experience for the GS-06: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in Federal service that is directly related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this position include the following types of duties: collecting field data for natural resource-based projects or studies; calibrating, programing, maintaining and troubleshooting hydrologic monitoring equipment such as water quality sondes; using computer software applications (including specialized hydrologic database software) to store, retrieve, organize and summarize data; communicating monitoring results, orally and in writing; and leading field crews to safely conduct hydrologic investigations in remote wilderness areas. OR;
Education: 9 semester hours of graduate level course work directly related to the position. OR;
An equivalent combination of education and experience: For example, 6 months of specialized experience (50% experience) and 4.5 semester hours (50% education) of graduate level education which is directly related to the position.
Specialized Experience for the GS-07: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in Federal service that is directly related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this position are the same as those listed above for the GS-06 position. Additional specialized experience needed to qualify for the GS-07 level of this position includes the following types of duties: conducting statistical analyses (e.g., regressions, ANOVAs) and using geographic information system (GIS) software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS). OR;
Education: One year (18 semester hours) of graduate level course work directly related to the position. OR;
An equivalent combination experience and graduate level education: For example, 6 months of specialized experience (50% experience) and 9 semester hours (50% education) of graduate level education which is directly related to the position.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by either 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. This evaluation must be provided with your resume by the closing date of the announcement. If it is not, your education will not be considered and you may not qualify for the position.
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Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, and any selective placement factors specified in the announcement by the closing date, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Unless previously served, you must complete a one year probationary period.
You will be expected to live in remote backcountry camps in the Parks for up to two weeks at a time.
You will work closely with team members on extended field trips; navigate to sampling points on large lake systems; and work long days under stressful conditions, often including swarming insects and persistent rain. Approximately 60% of the work will be strenuous outdoor activity. Heavy items (e.g., equipment up to 50 lbs) must be lifted or moved on a routine basis.
Frequent travel in boats and small airplanes will be required.
You must successfully complete and pass firearms, bear awareness, and small boat training.
You will be required to carry a firearm in performance of your duties. Per the Lautenberg Amendment to 18 U.S.C.922(g)(9), effective September 30, 1996, applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon.
THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION under the Department's Drug Free Workplace Program. Applicant who is tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative result prior to entering on duty. You will be subject to random drug testing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on your application package and the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position. A panel may be used to review and rank your application.
· Knowledge of the techniques of hydrologic data collection.
· Ability to use, repair and maintain hydrologic equipment.
· Knowledge of computer databases, software and techniques to prepare data for analysis.
· Ability to communicate monitoring results to a diverse audience.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
· Skill at performing statistical and spatial analyses. (GS-07 only)
The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers for a panel or subject specialist to score your application.
Basis for Rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Best Qualified - experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Well Qualified - experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Qualified - experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans' Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.