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Wildlife Biologist (Pilot) – Anchorage, Alaska
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 205932Start Date: 02/03/2020End Date: 02/24/2020
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R7-20-10712095-TC(MP) for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Only experience and education obtained by 02/24/2020 will be considered. Basic Requirements for Pilot Duties
You must meet the Basic Requirements for Pilot Duties for this position 1) possess a current FAA Commercial Airman Certificate with rating appropriate for the duties performed; 2) possess instrument rating, and 10 hours as Pilot-in-Command in actual or simulated instrument flight rules (IFR) conditions; 3) have completed a minimum of 500 hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command; 4) have completed 25 hours as Pilot-in-Command at night; and 5) possess a current Class II Medical Certificate. Basic Education Requirement
You must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in a biological science that includes the following course work: 1) at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; AND 2) at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects; AND 3) at least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences OR have a combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a major in a biological science. This combination includes 1) at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects as described above; AND 2) 12 semester hours in zoology subjects as described above; AND 3) 9 semester hours in botany as described above PLUS appropriate experience or additional education. Please Note: you must submit transcripts to show how you meet the education requirement. You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability applying principles of wildlife management to assist in the design, planning, and implementation of aerial wildlife surveys; and serving as pilot-in-command of aerial surveys for the primary purpose of monitoring wildlife or their habitats; and authoring or co-authors peer-reviewed publications or technical reports; and presenting one or more oral talks or poster at a scientific meeting, symposium, or conference. You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability applying principles of wildlife management to lead the design, planning, and implementation of aerial wildlife surveys; and have substantive experience (100 flight hours) as pilot-in-command of single-or multi-engine, fixed winged aircraft in both high-density airspace and remote areas for the specific purpose of conducting low-level aerial wildlife surveys near minimum airspeeds; and use of statistical software to complete analysis of scientific data; and authoring or co-authors peer-reviewed publications or technical reports; and presenting one or more oral talks or poster at a scientific meeting, symposium, or conference. 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. Promotion Potential: This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed represent the full performance level of GS-12/13. 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-12/13. 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.
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