Biologist

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 via USAJobs

Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture

Bowman, ND  |   #government

 


This vacancy will be filled using the Office of Personnel Management's Direct-Hire Authority.

Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement.

For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/ Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Basic Education Requirement: Degree: a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR Combination of Education and Experience: a combination of education and experience of at least 30 semester hours in one or more of the disciplines shown above, including at least 24 semester hours in disciplines related to biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or Soil Science plus appropriate experience or education comparable to a 4 year degree.

In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must meet the following Minimum Qualifications Requirement in order to be considered:nGS-5 Grade Level: Meet the Basic Requirement listed above.

Specialized Experience to qualify for the GS-07 level: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level or higher in the Federal service (or private sector equivalent) demonstrating experience and knowledge of conducting scientific studies of land management and natural resources program including 1.) Conducting studies using fact-finding and evaluation techniques; 2.) Analyzing data associated with environmental studies.

OR Superior Academic Achievement in a bachelor's degree curriculum directly related to the work of the position.

To qualify for superior academic achievement, you must have ONE of the following: (1) standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision at the time you apply; (2) grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed, either (a) at the time of application or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum; (3) B+ (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a related discipline, either (a) at the time of application or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum; OR (4) election to membership in one of the national honorary scholastic societies that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Society; OR Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-07 level: Possess one year of graduate level education in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; ORnCombination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position.

This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy.

Specialized Experience to qualify for the GS-09 level: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service : demonstrating experience and knowledge of the application of the principles, concepts and methodology associated with natural resources.

For this position specialized experience is defined as experience conducting scientific studies of land management and natural resources program including 1.) Conducting studies using fact-finding and evaluation techniques; 2.) Analyzing data associated with environmental studies; AND 3.) Develops informational/educational programs, flyers, or handouts to inform the general public on conservation efforts of an organization.

OR Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-09 level: possess 2 year(s) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position.

This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy.For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROFExperience 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Deadline: 2021-07-15 (29 days left)
Salary: 35K-69K Per Year


How to Apply

Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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