Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) Job Openings US Department of the Interior in 2020

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US Department of the Interior Job Vacancies 2020

Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) Jobs Job Opening in Boise
    Duties Summary

    These positions are located throughout Idaho. Information about the surrounding area may be found here.

    For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.


    Responsibilities

    • Participates in inventories of wildlife and their habitats. Collects data on wildlife numbers, species, sex, winter kill, movement range, and habitat forage, water and cover. Identifies problems and makes preliminary determination of cause.
    • Gathers samples and assists in analyzing samples.
    • Inventories water, winter ranges, upland game bird habitat, habitats, etc., following guidelines furnished.
    • Researches, compiles, and tabulates a full range of wildlife inventory data including but not limited to population reproducing performance, food habits, prey densities, and habitat distribution; analyzes findings and proposes project need in line with previous or ongoing efforts.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travelTravel may be required to attend trainings, conferences, workshops, and/or field visits.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NoThis is a temporary appointment. These positions have no promotion potential.

  • Job family (Series)

    0404 Biological Science Technician

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
    • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
    • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
    • Direct Deposit Required
    • Background Investigation Required

    Physical Demands: Work requires some physical exertion such as bending and walking in terrain that is rough, rocky, mountainous and densely vegetated. Required to lift and carry equipment necessary to efficiently perform the work of the position, and to provide for personal comfort and safety. This can include tools, personal protective equipment, food and water for extended periods of work away from vehicles.

    Work Environment: Office work is performed in an adequately lighted, ventilated, cooled and heated area. During fieldwork is subject to cuts and bruises, extreme and adverse weather conditions, and injuries and discomforts from pests and animals. Employee will adhere to all safety rules.

    You must possess a valid state driver's license by the closing date of the announcement and at all times during your appointment in this position.

    Responses to the online job-specific questions must be supported in your resume.

    Qualifications

    Specialized Experience Requirements:

    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirementplease be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

    For GS-04: 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized work experience. Examples of general experience may include working in any professional, technical, or other responsible field that provided you with a familiarity of wildlife in their natural habitat or techniques of collecting scientific data. Examples of specialized experience may include following specific instructions to check extensive data relating to the survey/study area; collecting samples; or observing and recording specific information (i.e., vegetative cover, water quality samples, flora or fauna); OR Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school, that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of 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 this position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.
    For GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-04 level. Examples of specialized experience may include banding, tagging, and releasing wildlife; inventorying rare and endangered species habitat based on guidelines; OR Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of 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 this position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.
    For GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 level. Examples of specialized experience may include surveying, mapping and documenting a variety of wildlife species and habitat conditions; compiling occurrence and distribution data, cover maps, and herbarium study mounts; assisting in performing wildlife studies and in constructing wildlife habitat improvement structures; and compiling data obtained through survey/study and assembling the data into a logical sequence for review; OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.
    For GS-07: One year of specialized work experience equivalent to GS-06 level. Examples of specialized experience may include researching, compiling and tabulating a full range of wildlife inventory data; leading or conducting field inventories of wildlife species to develop intensive scientific information; and collecting ecological site information for sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife; OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.

    Education and experience may be combined to meet the specialized experience requirement.

    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.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    Education

    Additional information

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

    Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

    This position is not eligible for Telework.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

    All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade.

    Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

    For Boise District positions only: This is a Bargaining Unit position.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. In the event that an applicant’s response on the questionnaire cannot be verified within the application materials (e.g., resume, cover letter, education/training), the HR Office has the authority to lower the score of the candidate on that item to the response level supported by their application materials. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

    KSA 1: Knowledge of terminology, procedures, methods and practices of wildlife management field sufficient to accomplish standard task in support of wildlife programs.

    KSA 2: Ability to identify the major wildlife species when conducting inventories.

    KSA 3: Knowledge of computer capabilities sufficient to produce reports with graphics; produce simple maps; develop spreadsheets; and enter, retrieve and manipulate data.


    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Civil service employees must provide their current OPM title, series, and grade. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    • If you are qualifying with education, you must provide copies of all your transcripts for verification that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university by the closing date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts.
    • Copy of State Driver's license for verification.

    For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibilitythis includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

    • For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans’ preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
    • For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    • For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit the same documentation as 5-point veterans’ preference as well as a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and VA letter.

    For more information on which type of preference is applicable, please visit VetGuide.

    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

    Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

    UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

    If uploading a resume, you must include the following: Job Title and Grade Level, if Federal employment, Duties and Accomplishments, Employer's Name and Address, Supervisor's Name and Telephone Number, Starting and Ending dates (month and year), Hours worked per week, and Salary.

    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.

    Temporary seasonal employees are eligible for the following:

    • Annual and Sick Leave
    • Depending on tour of duty – Sunday, holiday, shift differential
    • Paid Federal Holidays

    -Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) programEmployees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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