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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Forest Service

Job Announcement Number:13-1110050033-0564DP-JS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,792.00 to $52,344.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 27, 2014 to Friday, January 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0401-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

9

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Juneau, AK View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

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. It is a forest of islands including the Alexander Archipelago, and the mainland. 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. The geography of the Alexander Archipelago presents a transportation challenge and most of the Tongass is isolated from the continental road system. You will find yourself boating or flying in a floatplane to most field locations. Visitors arrive by cruise ship, ferry or commercial airplane.

 

This position is with the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Juneau Ranger District, located at Juneau, Alaska.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact John Neary at (907) 789-6637 or jneary@fs.fed.us.

This position has a positive education requirement; therefore, a legible copy of your college transcripts is required. Transcripts must be attached to your application or faxed to 866-339-1808 prior to the closing date of the announcement; please include your name and the announcement number on all documents. Applicants who fail to submit their transcripts with their application will not be given credit for their education.

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 Juneau, AK.

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • A 1-year probationary period is required.
  • Transcripts are required.

DUTIES:

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The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Resource Specialist is part of a team of permanent, seasonal, and temporary employees managing the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and many aspects of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Duties include helping the director manage natural resources in the visitor center unit, working with partners and community groups to build support for projects, analyzing environmental effects of proposed actions, inspecting contracts for compliance, updating and creating site plans, recruiting, selecting and hiring for vacant permanent seasonal and temporary positions, supervising temporary positions, and responding to daily issues that arise regarding staff, visitors, and wildlife.

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is located on the Juneau Ranger District and within the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. The Visitor Center includes not only the Center but also improvements and facilities in the immediate area. This includes parking lots, a bus shelter, pavilion, information kiosk, restrooms, sidewalks, and the paved Photo Point Trail. Other trails in the vicinity include bear viewing along Steep Creek, historic resources along the Trail of Time, popular guided hiking on the East Glacier and Moraine Ecology trails, and the most popular and scenic Nugget Falls trail. Fees have been collected at the Visitor Center since 1999 and are proposed to be increased and restructured.

With 450,000 visitors a year primarily between May and September, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center unit is one of the most visited sites in Alaska, attracting a broad diversity of U.S. and world visitors. Skills in managing developed areas for visitor services, resource analysis and employee supervision are key for this position. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain partnerships with community groups, businesses and individuals who depend on the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area for their business or recreation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet the basic requirement, plus additional education and/or experience described below.

Basic Requirement:

1.Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

2.Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the basic requirement, applicants must meet the following:

GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level,one year of graduate-level education with courses related to the positionm OR superior academic achievement.

GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level, 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree related to this position.

Specialized experience is defined as:

GS-07: Monitoring a visitor center’s expenditures; providing input to higher level visitor center staff who develop interpretive materials or techniques, cooperate with partners or resolve conflicts with customers; or gathering data to assist in monitoring visitors and recommend improvements to visitor services.

GS-09: Monitoring a visitor center’s expenditures and providing input to operating plans and budget; establishing priorities and assisting in developing the annual program of work for a visitor center; or assisting in developing programs, monitoring permit holders, and protecting quality of visitor experiences and resource conditions.

This position has a positive education requirement; therefore, a legible copy of your college transcripts is required to be attached to your application prior to the closing date of the announcement; applicants who fail to submit their transcripts will not be given credit for their education.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.

Concurrent experience in more than one position: For each period of your employment performing a mixture of duties, please indicate the dates and approximate percent of time you spent performing each different type of duty.

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education outside the U.S., you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign programs. There is normally a fee associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that are accredited to evaluate education, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. educational.


REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 18 years of age


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.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the “Apply Online” button to the right.


To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=165416eb-8ad4-4c52-a640-a2bf00f022c2


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:  http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/enrollment/new-federal-employee-enrollment/

OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.  


This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules.


If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.


Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

This position is not covered by the bargaining unit. 

Forest Service affiliated daycare facilities may be available.

Government hoursing may be available at a cost to you.

If selected for this position, your paycheck will be sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
The following instructions outline our application process.

  • You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. 
  • We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
  • This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this.

Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.

Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).

Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application” to continue.
NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Once in the Agency's staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit a complete Application Package, prior to 11:59, ET, on the closing date of this announcement.  The following documents must be submitted for your application package to be considered complete. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, system failure or downtime, etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications.
  • College Transcripts if education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or you are substituting education for specialized experience and/or if you are using education to meet the criteria for the quality category. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty.
  • DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) if claiming Veterans’ Preference. Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit a VA Letter and an SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference. Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days.
  • Other required documents may include:
    • CTAP/ICTAP Required Documentation Reduction-In-Force: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from. 
    • Worker's Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.
    • Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held. Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.
NOTE : If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRM Contact Center
Phone: 877-372-7248
Fax: 866-339-1808
Email: fsjobs@fs.fed.us
Agency Information:
USDA Forest Service
Do not send applications, see How to Apply tab for instructions
Albuquerque,
87109
United States
Fax: 866-339-1808

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an acknowledgement email that the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate

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Job Announcement Number:

13-1110050033-0564DP-JS

Control Number:

360147100