In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Work experience utilizing required knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, methods, regulations, policies and laws in order to identify and resolve complex, controversial, and environmental sensitive unauthorized activities and non-compliance actions for activities or work within waters of the United States. This includes experience with after-the-fact permit evaluation, removal/restoration orders, and other options to resolve violations of federal law. Experience also includes resolving Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act violations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-11.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
TRAINING AND TEACHING OTHERS
REGULATORY PROJECT MANAGEMENT
UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES & COMPLIANCE
ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT
General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
Combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Ecology Series, 0408
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
Combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included 30 semester hours in biology and/or related sciences related to ecology, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
General Physical Science Series, 1301
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
A copy of your transcripts from an accredited college or university must be submitted at the time of application. If selected, official transcripts will be required.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
- Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.