The position is part of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office and entails conservation of fish and wildlife resources in coastal Oregon. The work includes coordinating biological fieldwork, facilitating habitat restoration projects, presenting information to the public, and working cooperatively with people from a broad range of organizations (Federal, State, Tribal, city, county, business, NGOs, contractors, community organizations) and the general public.
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Technical advisor on the habitat needs of rare, candidate, proposed, and federally listed species for the purpose of habitat restoration and listed species recovery.
Plans and conducts surveys for both listed and candidate species, in cooperation with other Federal and state agency personnel, private organization representatives, and contractors.
Coordinates wide ranging initiatives involving other Federal and state agencies, organizations, and the public in fully implementing Coastal Program activities.
Coordinates and facilitates habitat restoration activities in compliance with the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and other laws, regulations and policies.
Delivers presentations on the Service's policies and positions to other agencies and the public. Prepares responses to Regional, Washington Office, and Congressional inquiries.
Prepares written correspondence, reports, and papers for publication, based on the literature, observations made, and investigations conducted.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates
Maintain a valid state driver's license for the duration of the appointment.
LMWFA or Public Land Corps eligibles may apply
Only experience and education obtained by will be considered.
There is a basic requirement for the 0401 job series. To meet this requirement, you must possess one of the following:
A. Have successfully completed a full 4-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.
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%.
In addition, to qualify for this position at the GS-12 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in the public or private sectors). Specialized experience for this grade is defined as: 1) providing scientific, planning or technical expertise on federally listed threatened or endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, habitats or other important fish and wildlife resources; 2) leading or supervising the work of natural resource professionals engaged in a range of projects and studies related to the conservation of ecosystems and species to ensure the achievement of project objectives; 3) planning/coordinating ecological services activities between diverse stake holding organizations (e.g., state agencies, commission, tribal, other Federal agencies, etc.) to maximize benefits for fish and wildlife resources; 4) preparing briefing materials, or position papers on natural resource conservation and management programs, policies, or activities; and 5) implementing regulations and policies related to natural resource concerns (e.g., the Endangered Species Act National Environmental Policy Act, Clear Water Act, etc.).
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:
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.
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.
(6) Competitive service appointments may be made for temporary, term or permanent positions.
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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