By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below.
For the GS-499:
OPM's Qualification standard: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/final-groupcoveragequalificationstandardforpathwaysprogramschedule-20d.pdf)
To Qualify for GS-4:
Education: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associates degree (as determined by the educational institution attending).
Experience:Completion of 6 months general experience and 6 months specialized experience. General experience is defined as any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: collecting and assembling biological data, assisting in performing biological studies, providing scientific or outdoor recreation information to the general public and construction/maintenance on habitat restoration projects.
Combination of Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are also qualifying. To determine if you qualify based on a combination of education and experience, determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the above requirement; then determine your education as a percentage of the above requirement. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-4.
Special Provisions for Interns with Previous Related Education or Experience: Previous education and/or experience may be evaluated to determine the highest grade level for which the individual is qualified.
Previous education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Pathways Internship requirements:
- U.S. Citizen or National.
- Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student in an accredited educational institution.
- Must be taking at least a half-time academic course load as defined by the school.
- Must be in and maintain good academic standing.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be related to the Intern's academic career goals or field of study.
- Complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Program Participant Agreement.
- Provide official transcripts and enrollment verification.
- Please Note: You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of the appointment under the Pathways Internship Program to be considered for this position.
Drivers License: Incumbent must be able to operate a government owned or leased motor vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required. Note: All operators of motor vehicles and equipment must be at least 18 years of age. All operators of commercial motor vehicles must be at least 21 years of age.
Uniform: The incumbent may be required to obtain and wear an official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform in accordance with Service policy.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check.
Relocation: Relocation expenses are not authorized. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Work schedule may be changed at the discretion of the hiring manager.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
.Once the application process is complete, a review of your
application materials will be made to determine if you meet the basic
eligibility and qualification requirements for the job.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) or Competencies are
the attributes required to perform the job. They are generally
demonstrated through experience, education or training in this position.
The KSAs applicable to this position include:
Written and oral communication
Scientific measurements and keeping records
Simple mathematical calculations
All applicants who meet the basic eligibility and qualification
requirements will be referred to the selecting official in veterans' preference
Preference in hiring will be given to applicants claiming
veteran's preference over those not making a claim. Applicants will not
receive numerical ratings. For information on veteran's preference and
what to submit to verify your claim to veteran's preference refer to the
"Required Documents" section in this announcement.
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