Positions in this occupational series involve performing duties/responsibilities in a combination of several professional fields or a specialized professional field that require knowledge of biological sciences or natural resource management. Work may be performed in research and development organizations and/or medical laboratory environments. Both biological science and natural resources management functions may involve advising agency management, other scientists and professionals, employees and stakeholders.RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
- Successful completion of security investigation may be required.
- A one-year probationary period may be required.
- Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
- Positions may be filled at any grade level.
- Duty location may be negotiable upon request.
Qualifications Reference: EMP-1.7. & OPM General Schedule Qualification Standards - IOR for 0401 job series in conjunction with group standards for professional & scientific positions.
Basic Requirements for all positions. A) Degree:
biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR B) Combination of education and experience:
Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must also meet the qualification requirements listed below.FV-H. Specialized Experience
: At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to the FV-G pay band (or FG/GS-5 thru 9 grade level or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples may include but are not limited to: performing developmental and basic research; utilizing conventional scientific or natural resources management tasks that have well-established boundaries or expectations; executes the administrative aspects of a study plan, e.g., secures a specified type of field site or laboratory; prepares justifications and impact statements for review by higher level scientists.FV-I. Specialized Experience
: At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to the FV-H pay band (or FG/GS-10-12 grade levels or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples may include but are not limited to: knowledge and abilities applicable to a wide range of biological science duties; independently performs recurring, well-precedented projects using standard methods and techniques; identifies and resolves problems; collecting, recording, and analyzing data; applying standard practices of related disciplines as they relate to biological science functions.FV-J. Specialized Experience.
At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to the FV-I pay band (or FG/GS-13 grade level or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples include but are not limited to: applying professional knowledge of biological scientific concepts, principles, methodology, and practices; independently performs routine projects with complete responsibility, or portions of large and complex projects and experiments; resolves complex problems; modifies or adapts standard processes and procedures; assess, select, and apply remedies for assigned studies.FV-K. Specialized Experience.
At least one year (52 weeks) of specialized equivalent to the FV-J pay band (or FG/GS-14 grade level or equivalent in other pay systems) that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position being filled. Examples include but are not limited to: professional knowledge of biological scientific concepts, principles, methodology, and practices and familiarity with other professional disciplines (e.g., engineering, physical sciences) to or continuing specialized projects; use findings of specialized studies, new analytical developments, and modified processes to resolve novel, obscure, or highly controversial problems that affect the program area; leads or oversees large and complex projects.Education
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
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We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements
The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.
If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.Leave Enhancement
: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.
Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. On-the-Spot will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.NOTES:
1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
2) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.
3) This position has a positive education requirement. Please see required documents.
4) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
5) Please upload supporting documents into USAJOBS or 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov and reference the announcement number.
6) Positions may be filled at any grade level.
7) This Public Notice will serve as a resume repository - positions may or may not be filled from this announcement.
8) Duty Location may be negotiable upon request.
9) Bargaining and non-bargaining positions may be filled.
This is not a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information:
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