You must possess the basic requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-0101: Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
GS-0401: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
GS-0807: Degree: landscape architecture or landscape design. OR Combination of education and experience -- for each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had 1 year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design.
In addition to the basic requirements, the following additional education and/or experience are qualifying.
GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: Examples of work experience that meet this requirement include: Provided expertise and advice on recreation program projects which include lands, trails and or special uses. Assisted with the development of long-range action plans and short-range operating programs for recreational programs and projects. Served as a point of contact on long -range and annual work plans for the natural resource programs/projects. Reviewed and synthesizes complex permit applications to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits, fact sheets, and public notices. Assisted with the drafting of policy, technical guides, standards, and methods for recreation management for use by subordinate staff.
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Provided expertise and advice in the administration of recreation program and projects. Reviewed proposals for new recreation facilities or activities and recommend action. Ensured that action is taken in accordance with approved plans. Coordinated activities between units and among other specialists (engineers, wildlife biologists, etc.) to ensure consistency in program emphasis, development, and use between unit resources. Provided expertise and advice in assessing current recreation use, type, and standards, and in long-range planning, maintenance, and operation of recreation facilities. Reviewed new projects or proposed revisions of existing plans and coordinated action on approved projects.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of closing date of the announcement.
- May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.
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