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Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist – Multiple Locations
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 94108Start Date: 05/08/2019End Date: 05/21/2019
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date will be considered. Basic Requirements for this position: You must meet A or B below to qualify for the position.
A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, or related discipline appropriate to the position being filled. OR
B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources – or at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wild land fire management, forestry, or agriculture course work equivalent to a major field of study — plus — appropriate experience or -additional education that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences; agriculture, or natural resources. Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting one of the basic entry requirements listed above, you must have the appropriate specialized experience as described below. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service is defined as: Ability to perform independent work as a professional biologist leading, planning and conducting ecological investigations of complex land and water resources; collaboratively developing practices to conserve federally listed and/or other at-risk species such as State species of great conservation need; implementing the Endangered Species Act; and implementing other laws and policies including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act for the protection and conservation of fish and wildlife. 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. The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures:Current appointees:
Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA.·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency.·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND·
Must have performed at an acceptable level.
Former appointees:·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,
Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;·
Must apply for position within 2 years after separation,·
Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND·
Must have performed at an acceptable level Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority:
Note: You must provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Compliance Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service.(1) In order to be eligible for PLC non-competitive status, a former member of the PLC must provide documentation, as part of their application, verifying their eligibility and meet the following criteria:
(a) Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC;
(b) Applied to a vacancy announcement for which applications are being accepted from individuals with non-competitive status;
(c) Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification standards stated in the vacancy announcement for the position which you are applying; and
(d) Completed his/her most recent Corps service, which provided him/her with a total of 640 hours, inclusive of 120 hours on a PLC project as defined in 16 USC 1723(d), within the last two (2) years.
(2) Appointments must be effected within the two years requirement.
(3) The two year time-frame cannot be extended.
(4) Selectees will be subject to a probationary period.
(5) This authority may be used for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions.
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