DUE TO TECHINICAL DIFFICULTIES, THIS POSITION IS BEING EXTENDED 4 DAYS. APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY.
This position is located in Region 4, Regional Office, Ogden UT.
This position serves as the Regional Ecologist responsible for the terrestrial ecology program.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Eric Volkman at 801-625-5371 or email@example.com
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Develops methods for incorporating vegetation ecology, landscape ecology, and ecosystem analyses into planning and resource management efforts.
Provides advice to the Staff Director and Regional Forester on the appropriate use of ecological
analysis for planning and resource management. Assists Forest Supervisors and District Rangers in developing and implementing ecosystem ecology and ecosystem management programs.
Independently formulates immediate and long-range plans for the terrestrial ecology program by maintaining current knowledge of National Forests' needs in practical ecological applications and in answering current and future public management concerns. Develops Regional policy, goals, objectives, and quality standards in vegetation, landscape, and ecosystem ecology.
Develops or adapts methods for statistical analysis of spatial data and other data to support vegetation, landscape, and ecosystem ecology analyses. Some methodologies exist and some will require development.
Assists Forests on a variety of problems and opportunities related to the practical application of vegetation, landscape, and ecosystem ecology analyses, computerized data management systems, and the use of scientific and statistical information in planning and resource management.
Plans and conducts periodic, functional inspection and assistance trips to all Forests and Districts to keep informed of local conditions and concerns, to determine compliance with policies, objectives, and standards, and to determine effectiveness of current policies and procedures.
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Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses
For Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act applicants (LMWFA). Part time and intermittent service will be credited on a pro-rated basis, based on the number of hours served. LWOP will be credited for up to six months; anything beyond six months will not be.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
Degree: Successful completion of 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 biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
In addition to the requirements described above, the following experience is required. For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level.
Examples of specialized experience are: experience analyzing and solving complex ecological issues; applying technical knowledge of vegetation ecology and soils to ecological land classification, mapping, inventory, assessment and interpretations; conducting analyses of conservation and restoration issues; integrating vegetation ecology and soil information in assessments, analyses and plan, developing long and short range strategic plans that include program goals, objectives, implementation steps and resource allocations; developing guidance based on best available information where scientific uncertainty exists; initiating and leading priority special projects, studies and initiatives encompassing difficulty and diverse issues or functions that affect critical aspects of major agency programs.
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.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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