You must meet all qualification requirements outlined within this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement, Friday, February 14, 2014 .
In order to be qualified for this position:
In order to qualify for this position, you must possess one of the following:
A Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a major field of study (or at least 24 semester hours of study) in biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours must have been directly related to this position.
At least one year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-4 level or higher in the Federal service, performing the following duties: conducting surveys of wildlife; capturing, handling, and tagging a variety of wildlife; assisting with studies of wildlife or vegetation; and recording scientific data to prepare reports.
A combination of experience and education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. (Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours may be used in this calculation). To calculate your percentage of education, first determine the total number of semester hours that exceed 60 semester hours (or your school's definition of one year of study), then divide the total number of your excess semester hours by 30 (or your school's definition of one year of study). To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time or unpaid experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours spent per week in such employment. For more information please visit, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e2.asp
Status candidates must meet time in grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
Are You Using Education to Qualify? You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to document your educational accomplishments. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or have previously occupied the series of the position to which you are applying.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign education credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body. For more information please visit, http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
- You must be a United States Citizen to qualify for this position.
- All new employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay prior to appointment. New employees who are expected to travel on official business are required to apply for a Government travel charge card within 30 days of their appointment.
- A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
- Appointment to this position may require a one-year probationary period.
- A valid state driver's license is required.
- Wearing of the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform is required.
Government housing may be available
Work schedule may include weekends and holidays
Wearing of the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform is a requirement
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Candidates are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the following knowledges, skills, and abilities, errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
Knowledge of wildlife biology
- Knowledge of plant biology
- Ability to communicate in writing