Landscape Architect

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 14, 2018
Closes
Aug 14, 2018
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

25% or less - Overnight travel may be required, but is dependent on project need.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
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    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For additional information on the qualifications for this position, go to: Professional and Scientific Series and Landscape Architecture Series 0807.

    You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

    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.

    Basic Requirements:

    GS-0807:
    Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in landscape architecture or landscape design.

    OR

    Combination of education and experience - for each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had 1 year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design.

    In addition to the basic requirements above, the following additional education and/or experience must be met to qualify.

    GS-11: Applicants must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (in landscape architecture or landscape design); OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

    Specialized experience is defined as experience that has supported natural resource management activities by making observations, gathering data and reporting findings related to scenery management; landscape planning and design; interpretive planning; dispersed and developed recreation; special uses; and scenic byways. Conducted landscape architecture-related research, methodology and analysis. Information was used in environmental assessments, environmental impact statements and/or other natural resource planning or program documents. Assisted in the review process and helped to identify regulatory compliance issues and requirements by analyzing environmental data. Provided input and recommendations regarding recreation and scenery management activities during environmental resource project planning to ensure compliance with federal law, regulation, and policy.

    See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level.

    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

    Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

    E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

    This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.

    This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

    This is a bargaining unit designated position.

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

    You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.


    To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=FB687BCE-FB25-4B40-97C6-A911011245B7

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