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Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist – Portland, Oregon
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 150851Start Date: 09/23/2019End Date: 10/04/2019
Only experience and education obtained by 10/04/2019 will be considered. Basic Requirements: You must meet A or B below to qualify for the position.
A. Have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR
B. Have a combination of education and experience–courses equivalent to a major, as shown in “A” above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned towards your degree and divide by 120 semester hours (or equivalent). To determine the percentage of qualifying experience, divide the total number of months of acceptable specialized experience by 12 months. Add your percentages of education and experience together. The two percentages must total at least 100%. Specialized Experience Requirement: In addition to meeting one of the basic entry requirements listed above, you must have the appropriate specialized experience as described below. You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Government performing all of the following: 1) Manage/lead staff of biological/natural resource professionals; 2) Evaluate species habitat conservation plans and develop collaborative solutions for resource management problems; 3) Write scientific papers and technical reports; and 4) Mentor lower-level employees on endangered species listing, recovery, or consultation; and species habitat conservation. This experience must be clearly reflected in your resume. 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. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA), P.L. 114-47
This allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.
·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.
·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
Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA. Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority
(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.(6) Competitive service appointments may be made for temporary, term or permanent positions.
Note: You must provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Compliance Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service.
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