Job Title: Research EcologistJob Announcement Number: 14A-LG-299593-DEU-NZP
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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/ Per Year
Monday, July 7, 2014 to
Monday, July 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #14A-LG-299593-MPA-NZP.
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About the Agency
This position is located at the National Zoological Park, (NZP), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center. The employee is responsible for planning and conducting original research on the ecology and conservation of migratory birds.
- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- May need to complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All applicants must meet these Basic Requirements Specialized Experience: (You must submit unofficial school transcripts in order to receive further consideration.)
Degree: 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.
In addition to meeting Basic Requirements above,You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as designing and developing scientific research projects involving terrestrial ecosystems, and preparing scholarly publications and scientific papers for presentations.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:
- Ability to apply advanced theories, principles, concepts and practices of fundamental or applied ecology including to migratory bird ecology, evolution and conservation practice.
- Knowledge of techniques in animal tracking and some level of proficiency in genetic techniques and biostatistics.
- Ability to design, integrate and manage a collaborative scientific research project, including those with conservation outcomes.
- Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and data orally.
- Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and data in writing as evidenced in published peer-reviewed research.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note:
The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.