All qualification requirements must
be met by the closing date. Federal employees
must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements for promotion by the closing date.
NOTE: All applicants
(including current and former employees) who are using education or a combination
of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of transcripts which
include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class
ranking. Even if you are in or have previously held a position in the series,
you must submit the required documents to be considered for this position.
any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts,
you must submit written course descriptions from the school (e.g.,
from the school catalog, official course syllabus, or course description
verified by the school) for those classes to be credited.
REQUIREMENT - All applicants must meet one of the following:
Have a Bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university in
biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or
related disciplines appropriate to the position.
a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, or at
least 30 semester hours in courses in biological sciences, agriculture, natural
resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the
position, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
four years experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of one or
more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or
related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through
completion of a 4-year course of study in biological sciences, agriculture,
natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to
IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess one full year specialized experience equivalent
to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service applying knowledge of
natural resource conservation principles and practices to implement a
comprehensive natural resource conservation program. Specialized experience is
defined as planning and directing comprehensive fish and wildlife ecosystem
management and restoration activities that included designing landscape-scale
conservation actions; reviewing and evaluating habitat conservation plans in
light of climate change issues; leading and participating in interagency and
inter-organization efforts to identify science needs and develop action plans;
negotiating resource management decisions to sustain fish and wildlife
populations; and serving as a technical expert on biological natural resources
issues and restoration, protection and wise use of fish and wildlife
All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: You can receive credit for education earned outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution, or that full credit has been given by an accredited institution in the United States. For more information, see http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
It is your responsibility to provide evidence that educational provisions are met when applying.
OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS (conditions of employment)
Must serve one-year initial probationary period, if not already served.
Direct deposit of salary payment.
Must apply for Government travel charge card if expected to travel on official business.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. The experience you describe in your resume must be sufficiently detailed to support your responses to the tasks in the Questionnaire or your score may be lowered, you may be rated not eligible, or found not qualified.
The Questionnaire collects information on your education, training, and experience related to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job.
- Knowledge of natural resource management and ecological principles associated with biological diversity to comprehend the ramifications of climate change and integrate its effects into planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive natural resource conservation program.
- Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of resource management and landscape conservation cooperatives.
- Ability to persuade others and build consensus to gain cooperation from others to accomplish the organizational goals relating to science applications and climate change.
- Ability to supervise and develop others.
To preview the Questionnaire, click View Assessment Questions.