Biological Science Technician (Fish and Wildlife)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 15, 2018
Closes
Oct 15, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • 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.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    No additional requirements.

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

    GS-04: (6) six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least a GS-03 grade level.

    General Experience is defined as: Farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities. Work in a greenhouse, nursery or landscape business tending plants and performing general labor tasks. Worked as an animal caretaker in a laboratory, zoo or pet store. Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. -AND

    Specialized Experience is defined as:  Recording data during studies or sampling procedures related to fisheries or wildlife biology projects. Assisting technical or professional personnel by performing field techniques including taking measurements and collecting samples, using basic field equipment such as data recorders and using geographic positioning systems to gather plant and animal survey data. Worked in local (city/county) or state parks, reservoirs, or nature centers performing work that involved evaluation of biological resources or habitat conditions.  -OR

    Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses in scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled.   -OR

    A combination of education and experience listed above.

    To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    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.

    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. 

    This positon is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

    The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

    By selecting the “Location Negotiable after Selection” option when selecting your referred duty locations, implies your willingness to accept positions in any duty location or surround area on the announcement that you may not have listed as a preferred location. Selecting this duty location is encouraged as it increases our chances of receiving an offer.

    Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates.

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered.

    If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.

    This position is not eligible for telework.

    Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location.

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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=961F6B6B-9145-463B-995B-A960009AC85D

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