Biological Science Technician (Plants)

Posted on Jan 19, 2021

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Empire, MI  |  #science #government

 


These positions are located in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in the Natural Resource Management Division.

TERM positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.

For additional questions regarding the location or duties of this position, please contact supervisor Julie Christian at 231-326-4750.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-01/25/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience.

To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time).

If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.

To qualify for this position at the GS-06 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).

Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience is serving as a crew lead to implement plant-based natural resource projects; summarizing and providing botanical data for long-term planning efforts; conducting botanical surveys to be used in environmental assessments; implementing site restoration plans, etc.

Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position.

Internships not completed as a part of your educational curriculum, and recorded on your transcript, will not be considered qualifying as education.

However, it may be considered qualifying for specialized experience.

You must include hours per week worked.n-OR-nEDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year (18 semester hours or equivalent) of graduate level study that directly applies to the position such as botany, ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, etc.

You must include transcripts.n-OR-nSuccessful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above.

Only graduate level coursework is considered qualifying when combined with specialized experience.

For example, 6 months of specialized experience at the GS-05 level (50% of experience requirement) and 9 semester hours of directly related graduate level coursework (50% of education requirement) would total 100%.

You must include transcripts.

To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).

Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Specialized experience is organizing, scheduling and executing established natural resource projects; training others to accurately follow procedures; determining and implementing exotic plant control efforts; analyzing and providing botanical data for long-term planning efforts; conducting botanical surveys to be used in environmental assessments; developing and implementing site restoration plans, etc.

Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position.

Internships not completed as a part of your educational curriculum, and recorded on your transcript, will not be considered qualifying as education.

However, it may be considered qualifying for specialized experience.

You must include hours per week worked.n-OR-nEDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year (18 semester hours or equivalent) of graduate level study that directly applies to the position such as botany, ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, etc.

You must include transcripts.n-OR-nSuccessful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above.

Only graduate level coursework is considered qualifying when combined with specialized experience.

For example, 6 months of specialized experience at the GS-06 level (50% of experience requirement) and 9 semester hours of directly related graduate level coursework (50% of education requirement) would total 100%.

You must include transcripts.

Volunteer Experience: 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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