Only experience and education obtained by 05/14/2020 will be considered.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, GS-0480 SERIES
A. Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. NOTE: You must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify this education.
B. Combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional education. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts to verify your education and include proof of your experience in the text of your resume.
C. Four years of experience that demonstrated knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. NOTE: To qualify under this option, your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have four years' experience that is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in one of the fields shown above.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, GS-14
One year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-13 grade level in Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) that demonstrated you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, direct, and administer a complex natural resources program. Specialized experience must have involved the following types of duties: 1) supervising or leading a branch, field station, or team focused on the conservation of natural resources; 2) solving challenging issues related to conservation lands management, visitor services, outreach, or other natural resource programs; 3) serving as a land management/conservation organization representative in negotiating with diverse individuals or groups; 4) exercising direct responsibility for implementing policies, plans, standards or procedures to carry out fish and wildlife conservation; 5) managing issues or conflicts involved in the planning, directing, or executing of short and long term activities in fish and wildlife conservation that affected a diverse group of customers; or 6) other work in a natural resources field of similar scope and complexity. NOTE: To qualify, your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have one full year performing the types of specialized experience described above.
IMPORTANT: Human Resources is not permitted to "read between the lines," make assumptions about, or infer what duties you performed in your work history. To ensure that we can credit your experience, we recommend that you update your resume to specifically address the specialized experience shown in response A above. One year of experience refers to full-time work. Your resume must include the number of hours worked per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html