Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

Posted on Jan 04, 2021 via USAJobs

Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Andalusia, AL  |  #science #government

 


THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.

This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur.

Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach.

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education.

Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-05: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Provided technical support in a fish and wildlife management field environment by organizing wildlife-related data; Collected field data on fish and wildlife habitat, species condition, location, and status for habitat management and improvement plans; and/or Maintained records of findings or results of biological science surveys, tests and procedures.

OR a bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school (120 semester/180 quarter hours).

Acceptable disciplines for qualification are: fisheries and/or wildlife ecology, fisheries and/or wildlife management, ichthyology, herpetology, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, biostatistics.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited junior college, college or university with courses related to the occupation of the position.

OR combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited junior college, college or university with courses related to the occupation of the position.

For the GS-06: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Specialized experience is defined as Collected terrestrial and aquatic animal information such as presence and condition; Assisted with the assessment of habitat conditions for native wildlife and aquatic species; Created maps and assisted with developing habitat management and improvement plans; Assisted biologists in terrestrial and aquatic habitat improvement or restoration work; Compiled biological data obtained from aerial and ground surveys; and/or Identified sites for habitat management.

OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as fisheries and/or wildlife ecology, fisheries and/or wildlife management, ichthyology, herpetology, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, biostatistics).

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

For the GS-07: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Prepared plans for collecting terrestrial and aquatic animal information such as presence, condition, and/or breeding status; Assessed habitat conditions and suitability for native wildlife and aquatic species; Developed draft copies of habitat management and improvement plans; Performed terrestrial and aquatic habitat improvement or restoration work; Interpreted biological data obtained from aerial and ground surveys; and/or Evaluated sites for habitat management.

OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as fisheries and/or wildlife ecology, fisheries and/or wildlife management, ichthyology, herpetology, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, biostatistics).

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

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.


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