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)
GS-5 Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree (as determined by the educational institution attending).
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: performing conventional scientific or natural resources management tasks that have well-established boundaries or expectations; completing developmental assignments that expand the employee's understanding of concepts and underlying principles; and/or program requirements and procedures as they relate to natural resources.
Combining Education and Experience:
For GS-5 level positions, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. Determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required at the GS-5 level. Then determine your education as a percentage of the education that meets the requirements for GS-5. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-5.
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.
- Serve a trial period.
- Complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Program Participant Agreement.
- Provide official transcripts and enrollment verification.
If converted to a term or permanent position, intern will be required to sign a mobility agreement. The mobility agreement acknowledges the intern may be relocated to a position designated by the Service outside the local commuting area, at management discretion.
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.
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.
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 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:
Ability to gather, organize and interpret information.
Knowledge of preparing reports.
Ability to report observations of basic data.
Skill in research
Skill in fostering and maintaining good relationships.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to read guidelines.
All applicants who meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting official in veterans' preferenceorder.
Preference in hiring will be given to applicants claiming veterans' preference over those not making a claim. Applicants will not receive numerical ratings. For information on veterans' 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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