In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.
This position has a positive education requirement:
Degree: Range Management OR a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:
1. Range Management:
At least 18 semester hours of course work in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning.
2. Directly related plant, animal, and soil sciences
: At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one (1) course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable.
3. Related resource management studies
: At least 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management.
In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must meet the following specialized experience requirements:
For GS-05: Meet the Basic Education Requirements.
For GS-07: Meet the Basic Education Requirements AND I have one year of professional range management experience equivalent to GS-5 in the Federal service. At this level work is entry-level with close supervision. Examples: assist higher level professionals with grazing applications and permits, on-the-ground use supervision, plan and conduct range studies, plan range & watershed improvements, conduct trespass investigations, consult with livestock operators & prepare land use planning documents, OR meet the basic requirement AND have one year of graduate education in range management or a directly related field, OR graduated from a four year college with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) See OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f)
, OR meet the basic requirement AND
I possess an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above.
Superior Academic Achievement (See OPM's General Policies, Application of Qualification Standards Section 4.f.
) S.A.A. must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
The work is sedentary but may occasionally require some physical exertion such as walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and exposure to extreme temperatures. The field duties of this position require that the employee operate four-wheel drive vehicles on and off roads in isolated areas.
Work is performed in the office and field locations under a variety of topographic and climatic conditions.