Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Biologist in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Tulsa, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (12 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (1 day(s) away)
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RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
The incumbent works with Federal, State, and local governments in both collaborative and adversarial roles addressing issues of local and national significance. Issues in the Oklahoma Ecological Services Office area of responsibility are complex frequently extending beyond the eco-region, state, and regional boundaries and affect national policy as well as agricultural, economic, and political interests at the national level.
This is a full time TERM position not to exceed 13 months. It may be extended up to 4 years at management discretion. This position is a career ladder position with the full performance at the GS-11 level. The duty location is the Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).
Provide technical and scientific advice, assistance, and policy interpretation regarding requirements of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Maintain and update files on permits issued for activities associated with endangered, threatened, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats.
Represent the Service at professional meetings and other meetings pertaining to species associated with the ESA.
Provide technical assistance and regulatory information to other divisions and agencies to properly satisfy requirements of the ESA, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other Federal and State legislation/regulations.
- Occasional Travel
- to attend meetings, conferences, training, etc.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Non-Sensitive Low Background Investigation
- One-year probation period
- Valid State Driver's License
By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below. This handbook can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.
Basic Entry Requirement for the GS-0401 Fish & Wildlife Biologist Series (you must meet A, or B to qualify):
A. Successfully completed a full four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position.
B. Have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e. 24 semester hours) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position; PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four year course of study with a major as described above. NOTE: Transcripts MUST be submitted to document your educational accomplishments.
Additional Requirements for the GS-0401-09 (You must meet A, B or C to qualify):
A. Have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to GS-07) in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Preparing and evaluating comprehensive biological reports, research papers and/or scientific literature; managing technical data, planning and conducting biological investigations to determine the impact of management actions on fish and/or wildlife resources; applying knowledge of sections 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act; and meeting and dealing with diverse individuals and groups.
B. Have successfully completed at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to one of the following disciplines: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, and chemistry.
C. Have an equivalent amount of experience and graduate education.
Additional Requirements for the GS-0401-11 (You must meet A, B or C to qualify):
A. Have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to GS-09) in the Federal service. Preparing and evaluating comprehensive reports, research papers and/or scientific literature; critical review of applications for and processing of research and recovery permits; implementation of management plans, studies and investigations; meeting, dealing and negotiating with diverse individuals and groups.
B. Have successfully completed at least three full years of graduate education or a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to one of the following disciplines: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, and chemistry.
C. Have an equivalent amount of such experience and graduate education.
Transcripts*:* You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to support your educational claims if you are qualifying for the position based on education. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.
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.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire
A Non-Sensitive Low background investigation is required for this position.
Completion of a 1-year probationary period is required (if one has not yet been completed).
Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
**Work is performed in an office setting, which involves extended periods of sitting. The assignment requires good concentration ability to handle the stress of numerous unrelated activities in a short time period and other related physical demands. Travel to meetings or workshops (usually by commercial airlines and rented automobiles) are often required with limited forewarning and can result in being away from home during the weekend and/or other days off. Most of the work is performed in an office setting. Travel to field or remote locations are infrequent, and may include time spent in the field with Service personnel. Incidental travel by common carrier is required. Field activities are conducted in outdoor settings with weather varying from desert and coastal summer heat to cold winter activities in the mountains.
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of the status of your application. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
View Occupational Questionnaire
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
1. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" *plus the proof required by that form. *For more information on veterans preference see
2. If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see
3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
Salary Range: $48,968.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0401-09/11
Promotion Potential: 11
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453344100
Job Announcement Number: R2-17-1825080-AL-DEU