Natural Resource Specialist

Department Of Agriculture Portland , OR 97228

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Summary

This position serves on the Mission Delivery Optimization (MDO) Team. The MDO Team is responsible for the NRCS future-state business architecture and related business analysis activities in support of conservation mission delivery activities. The incumbent provides business analyst support for information technology projects to streamline the delivery of natural resources and conservation assistance.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides support for the development of the NRCS conservation delivery streamlining action plans pertaining to natural resource conservation planning and financial assistance.

  • Provides leadership and/or coordination to assigned NRCS Area streamlining projects included in the action plans pertaining to natural resource conservation planning and financial assistance.

  • Works with natural resources or financial assistance business process to identify and describe problems and inefficiencies for assigned natural resources or financial assistance streamlining projects and develops individual project action plans.

  • Assembles natural resources or financial assistance national ad-hoc project teams with members from the national, regional, state, and field level to provide business process knowledge and expertise.

  • Elicits, analyzes, compiles and maintains natural resources or financial assistance business requirements from natural resource specialists.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

  • Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.

  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator's license for the type of vehicle(s) operated to perform the duties of this position.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the 07/09/2021 the of the announcement.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (Must submit transcripts.)

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Must possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation. (Must submit transcripts.)

In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must meet the following Minimum Qualifications Requirement in order to be considered:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

GS-12: Must have successfully completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level of the Federal Service performing duties such as: providing support for the development of a conservation action plan pertaining to natural resource conservation planning and financial assistance; providing coordination of streamlining projects included in the action plans pertaining to natural resource conservation planning and financial assistance; and identifying and describing problems and inefficiencies in natural resources or financial assistance streamlining projects.

GS-13: Must have successfully completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level of the Federal Service performing duties such as: providing support for the development of a conservation action plan pertaining to natural resource conservation planning and financial assistance; providing leadership and/or coordination of streamlining projects included in the action plans pertaining to natural resource conservation planning and financial assistance; and identifying and describing problems and inefficiencies in natural resources or financial assistance streamlining projects and developing individual project action plans..

(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience.)

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

You must submit a copy of your college transcripts or a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify all education requirements (i.e. substitution of education and/or basic education requirement). If a relevant course is not clearly qualifying (e.g. special topic, seminar, research, thesis, obscure or misleading course title, etc.), please submit an official course syllabi and/or detailed course description from the university/college for that particular course to ensure you are properly evaluated. Please note that qualifications determinations are based solely on the information submitted for each particular vacancy announcement. You must document all requirements on every vacancy; we cannot use previous determinations as a basis for rating. All required information must be received by the closing date of this announcement, and non-submission of all required documents/documentation will result in non-consideration. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. This information must be received by the closing date of this announcement. Non-submission of these documents will result in non-consideration.

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. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation via this link. All education claimed by applicants will be verified accordingly. Important: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Click on this link for more information.

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