Interdisciplinary Biologist/Ecologist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 07, 2018
Closes
May 07, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
  • If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

    This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

    In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as: Specialized experience developing environmental regulations, standards or guidelines under the Clean Water Act, and experience with verbal and written communication to explain policies, regulations or processes to various audiences.

    Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    1) Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in a professional occupation.

    2) Knowledge in solving difficult and complex problems and work assignments.

    3) Ability in modifying established methods and procedures or making significant departures from previous approches to solve technical similar problems: and evaluating, modifying, or adapting new methods to meet the requirements of particular situations.

    4) Knowledge of statutes, regulations, environmental policy and precident descisions sufficient to use in planning. implementing, or monitoring environmental programs and services.

    5) Ability to manage assistance and resolve problems.






    Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the ‘Best Qualified’, ‘Well Qualified’, or ‘Qualified’ category.

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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