You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligile for all positions at the GS-5 grade level or above.
This position has a positive education requirement, therefore, a legible copy of your college transcripts is required. Transcripts must be attached to your applicaiton or faxed to 866-338-1328 prior to the closing date of the announcement. Please include your name and the announcement number on all documents. Applicants who fail to submit their transcripts with the application will not be given credit for their education.
Bachelor's Degree: Range Management or related discipline that included 42 semester hours plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:
Range Management - At least 18 semester hours range management, including courses such as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning.
Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences -- 15 semester hours of courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, include at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses such as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable.
Related Resource Management Studies -- 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses such as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management.
Combination of education and experience -- at least 42 semester hours of course work in the combination of plant, animal, and soil sciences and natural resources management shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements and contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and specialized experience claimed in the questionnaire.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 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.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as one or more of the following: Responsible for direction of intensive multiple-use practices and coordination activities applied in range vegetation resource management. Developed an overall ecosystem based rangeland management program utilizing resource management plan goals, objectives and decisions. Prepared and reviewed Environmental Analysis Reports and reviewed applications for rangeland use permits or other rangeland use agreements. Planned and implemented rangeland improvement projects. Reviewed rangeland conditions with rangeland users/permittees to identify and resolve rangeland management problems.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your resume, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Knowledge of professional range management principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to act as program specialist and Forest expert in range management.
- Ability to employ a high level of communication skills in arbitrating with individuals concerning Forest range policies, plans, programs, or decisions.
- Ability to develop and manage rangeland programs and objectives.
- Ability to maintain written records pertaining to a rangeland management program.
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