In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show the periods you worked.)
Basic Requirements for the 0480 series:
A degree in biological sciences, agricultural, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Please note: You must provide copies of your official or unofficial transcripts. OR
A combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Please note: You must provide copies of your official or unofficial transcripts. OR
Four years of experience that demonstrates the acquired 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 as described above.
Basic Requirements for the 0486 series:
Degree in biological science that included: 1) at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; AND 2) at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate): AND 3) at least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences. You must provide copies of your official or unofficial transcripts. OR
Combination of education and experience - equivalent to a major in biological science (at least 30 semester hours) with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. You must provide copies of your official or unofficial transcripts.
Additional Qualification Requirements, to qualify as GS-14, applicant must have:
At least one year (52 weeks) specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: serving in a leadership role in a regional office or at a large field station formulating and implementing policies, standards and procedures regarding a variety of natural resource issues; responsible for developing and managing a complex State/Regional budget; responsible for developing short and long-range natural resource management plans; planning, organizing and directing the work of others; leading and participating in interagency and inter-organization efforts to identify science needs and develop action plans; negotiate resource management decisions to sustain fish and wildlife populations; serve as a technical expert on biological natural resources issues and restoration, protection and wise use of fish and wildlife resources; independently review and facilitate wildlife management actions including working with the State, Tribes, and other partners; devise strategies to overcome significant resource problems and/or protect and improve the quality of water and habitat for fish and wildlife populations, for invasive species coordination and habitat management.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604.
All Federal employees must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation/security clearance.
Direct Deposit is required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
· Knowledge of federal natural/cultural resource and administrative laws, regulation and policies.
· Skill in problem analysis, strategizing and decision making.
· Ability to lead, supervise and administer diverse natural resource programs.
· Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and communicate effectively.