Wildlife Refuge Specialist Job in Yuma, Arizona – Department of the Interior

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Wildlife Refuge Specialist – Yuma, Arizona
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 155144
Start Date: 09/27/2019
End Date: 10/10/2019

Qualification Summary
Minimum Qualification: Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology that includes at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in wildlife courses such as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; 3 semester hours in botany; and 3 semester hours in conservation biology. Note: You must submit transcripts to show how you meet this requirement, OR Possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in one of the fields described above that includes at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in wildlife courses such as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; 3 semester hours in botany; and 3 semester hours in conservation biology, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Note: You must submit transcripts to show how you meet the education requirement. Additional Qualification for the GS-7 level position: Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. For example: experience assisting in the development of procedures and policies to be implemented and conducted in field station operations; experience reviewing management programs; experience reviewing management and conservation plans to ensure management and biological soundness, OR Possess 1 year of graduate level education related to the position to be filled, OR Qualify under Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) S.A.A. is based on (1) Class Standing, (2) Grade-Point Average, or (3) Honor Society Membership. (1) Class Standing: Upper one-third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses. (2) Grade-Point Average: A grade point average of (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B or better) as recorded on the official transcript or as computed based on four years of education, or computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; -or- (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 0 (B+ or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final two years of the curriculum. (3) Election to Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society: Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies. Freshman scholastic honor societies cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position, OR Possess a combination of specialized experience and education equivalent to a full year of specialized experience. Only education beyond the first 60 semester hours towards the bachelor’s degree may be combined with experience to meet the basic entry qualification requirement. Additional Qualification for the GS-9 level position: Possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: working with wildlife habitat management programs, public use programs and maintenance programs; determining remedial actions to wildlife issues; working with other agencies, contractors or the public; and preparing written correspondence and making oral presentations, OR Possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters equivalent graduate degree in zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology, OR Possess a combination of graduate level education as described in B above, that is beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study, AND appropriate professional experience as described in A above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Promotion Potential: This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed represent the full performance level of GS-09. At lower grade levels, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.The selectee may be promoted without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. 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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