Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at least a half-time schedule at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.
GS-05: Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is experience conducting environmental monitoring and management activities, such as air quality monitoring measurements for ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, radon, carbon dioxide, meteorology for impacts on natural resources. For example, I conducted field surveys to document and assess environmental or natural resource conditions; air quality impact assessments; conducted ecological/resource assessments or inventories or management activities; or other similar natural resource management and assessment activities using established protocols and standard scientific equipment. In carrying out this work I followed established protocols and recorded resource data using computer software such as Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, ArcGIS, Pathfinder Office, or comparable programs.
Have the one year of specialized experience as defined in A above; however, I have successfully completed four years of education above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree and one period of Intern trainee work experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field of scientific or technical study, such as in geography, geology, meteorology, biology, chemistry, statistics, physics, mathematics, or other related subject matter. (At least 6 semester hours must have been in subjects that were directly-related to the work of this position, such as in meteorology, geography, chemistry or other natural resource topics).
Have one full year of specialized experience as described in 1A above or the 4 years of education as indicated in 1B above, but I have completion of two and a half academic years of study leading to a bachelors degree and 6 months (at least 960 hours) of Intern work experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 related coursework as specified in 1B above.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and a grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.
Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. 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.
For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
FACTOR: KSA-1. Knowledge of resource monitoring methods.
FACTOR: KSA-2. Skill in operating a variety of air, water, and meteorological monitoring and data collection instrumentation.
FACTOR: KSA-3. Skill in creating and maintaining data bases and dataloggers.
Basis for rating: Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans. Veterans must meet student eligibility requirements to be considered under this vacancy announcement.
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YOU MUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO APPLY.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.