Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Biologist in Mountain Home, Idaho
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Mountain Home, ID
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months
Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (12 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (1 day(s) away)
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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S. Citizens
The employee in this position serves as a full-time, Term Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6, Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, located in Mountain Home, Idaho.
This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years.
This position may be filled at the GS-07 or GS-09 level.
SALARY: First time hires in the Federal Government should expect to be hired at the Step 01 level. For this position, GS-07, Step 01 is $40,033 per year; GS-09, Step 01, is $48,968 per year.
- Assists the US Air Force with implementing the Mountain Home Air Force Base Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan
- Assists the Cultural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Manager, and NEPA Manager with surveys, research and data assimilation used to evaluate Federal actions that may impact natural and cultural resources
- Implements habitat restoration and protection projects
- Assists with biological research projects, noxious weed control efforts, and data maintenance
- Develops and monitors the biological success of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan efforts
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Travel Required
- U.S. citizenship required
- Completion of a one-year trial period may be required
- Valid state driver's license required
In addition to meeting the "Specialized Experience Requirements" listed below, applicants must meet the education requirements as described under "Basic Education Requirements."
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:GS-07: One year of progressively responsible experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Qualifying specialized experience includes all of the following: performing biological work assisting with natural resources and cultural resources management for an organization. This includes conducting surveys and evaluations of fish, wildlife or vegetation habitats, reviewing biological and cultural resource documents and reports and applying the provisions of various federal and state laws designed to protect and conserve natural resources such as the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Sikes Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Archeological and Historic Preservation Act for the protection and conservation of fish, wildlife, and cultural resources.
GS-09: One year of progressively responsible experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level. Qualifying specialized experience includes all of the following: performing professional biological work participating in natural resources and cultural resources management for an organization. This includes developing and conducting surveys and evaluations of fish, wildlife or vegetation habitats, preparing biological and cultural resource documents and reports including environmental assessments and fish and wildlife management plans, and applying the provisions of various federal and state laws designed to protect and conserve natural resources such as the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Sikes Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Archeological and Historic Preservation Act for the protection and conservation of fish, wildlife, and cultural resources.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
GS-07: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university directly related to this position AND Superior Academic Achievement. Superior Academic Achievement is defined as: (1) cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last 2 years of undergraduate study; (2) GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years; (3) Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision; OR (4) Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies); OR successful completion of one year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university that is directly related to the position to be filled.
GS-09: Successful completion of 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree directly related to the position being filled.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for both the GS-07 and GS-09 grade levels, which when combined meets 100% of the specialized experience requirements.
If substituting education for the Specialized Experience requirement, you MUST submit all school transcripts. Only official or unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Failure to submit transcripts that verify qualifying education by the closing date of the announcement will results in disqualification from further consideration.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:A. Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher degree in biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Combination of education from an accredited college or university and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, as shown in "A" above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
This position requires completion of the specific course of study as reflected above. ALL APPLICANTS, including those who currently, or have previously, occupied a position in this job series, MUST submit a copy of their transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify that they meet these educational requirements. If you have attended more than one university/college or have completed more than one degree, you MUST submit documentation from each university/college. If the position being filled requires specific classes or a specific number of credits, applicants must ensure that the transcripts submitted verify completion of those courses or credits. Failure to submit transcripts that verify qualifying education by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body. You must submit the credential evaluation with your application to have your education considered.
NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to show how he/she satisfies the course requirements. This may include providing course syllabi or an official course description, as provided by the university course catalog. If you do not provide information that clearly shows how your completed course work meets the specific course requirements above, you will be rated ineligible.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
In addition to the Specialized Experience requirement and any applicable Basic Education requirement, the following competencies are required:
(1) Knowledge of the laws, regulations and policies for the protection of fish and wildlife; (2) Knowledge of the laws, regulations and policies for the protection of cultural resources; (3) Ability to conduct biological resource surveys/investigations; (4)Ability to conduct cultural resource surveys/investigations; (5)Ability to manage, evaluate and apply data for application; (6) Ability to communicate orally; (7) Ability to work collaboratively with others; (8) Ability to communicate in writing
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the evaluation process is complete, you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance for Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or separated. If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must meet the definition of well-qualified. For this vacancy, the definition of well-qualified is placement into at least the well-qualified category. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
Male applicants who were born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).
If a selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the employee's satisfactory performance and are not guaranteed.
Salary Range: $40,033.00 to $63,654.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0401-07/09
Promotion Potential: 09
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453038700
Job Announcement Number: R6-17-1813732-D