Biologist (Protected Species) GS-0401 11/12


Vacancy ID: 782622   Announcement Number: BOEM-DK-13-MM782622(DEU)   USAJOBS Control Number: 332698500

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 782622
1. Title of Job

Biologist (Protected Species) GS-0401 11/12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If this is a vacancy that awards Indian Preference (as stated in the vacancy announcement), please answer this question.

Are you eligible for Indian Preference?  If "Yes", you must fax your BIA-4432 Form before the closing date of the announcement (Friday, December 21, 2012) following the instructions in the vacancy announcement to receive preference.  No other form of Indian preference will be accepted.


8. Other Information

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information


19. Job Preference

How do you wish to be considered for this position?

You will automatically be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.  In addition, you may also be eligible for consideration under other recruitment options.  You may select more than one option of consideration, if applicable.   Please select the appropriate option(s).

Please thoroughly read through the vacancy announcement and the "How to Apply" tab of the announcement for further information regarding required documents for each type of consideration. 

If the required documentation is not received by the closing date of the announcement, you may be found ineligible for the position and will be removed from further review.   A resume is required for ALL consideration options
1 ANY U.S. CITIZEN (Competitive Examining, Veteran's Preference applies) - All U.S. citizen’s with no prior Federal service OR those with Federal status as defined above but would like to be considered under competitive examining procedures (Note: Federal status applicants selected under competitive examining procedures will be required to serve a new probationary period).

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Biologist (Protected Species)

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


221125051 Jefferson, LA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

Providing this information is completely voluntary and will not affect the processing of your application or consideration for employment. Prior to the review of your application materials, these demographics will be separated from your application along with any personal identifiers.

The collected information will help us to better understand the applicant pool for Federal jobs. The nature of the information received is confidential. This information will be maintained under conditions that ensure only summary data for all applicants are reported and that no individual applicant's data is provided to selecting officials. This information becomes part of a Privacy Act System of Records as identified in 5 CFR 552a, and any disclosure of this record or information contained in this record is in accordance with routine uses found in OPM/GOVT-7, Applicant Race, Sex, National Origin, and Disability Status Records.

The categories below provide descriptions of ethnicity, race and disability. Select the category(s) with which you identify yourself.

Category 01 and 02, "Ethnicity", check only one; category 03 through 07, "Race", check all that apply; category 08-10, "Disability Status" select one; category 12-20 "Targeted Disabilities", in the case of multiple impairments, choose the code which describes the impairment that would result in the most substantial limitation; category 11 applies to Schedule A appointment eligibility.


01 01 - Hispanic or Latino
02 02 - Not Hispanic or Latino
03 03 - White
04 04 - Black or African American
05 05 - Asian
06 06 - Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
07 07 - American Indian or Alaska Native
08 08 - No Disability
09 09 - I do not wish to Identify my Disability
10 10 - Disability
11 11 - I am on or eligible for a Schedule A appointment (See "How to Apply" in the Vacancy Announcement for eligibility details)
12 12 - Deafness
13 13 - Blindness
14 14 - Missing Limbs
15 15 - Partial Paralysis
16 16 - Total Paralysis
17 17 - Convulsive Disorder
18 18 - Mental Retardation
19 19 - Mental Illness
20 20 - Distortion of Limb or Spine

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying. My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise. If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience. I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.

2. Please select the statement that best describes how you meet the Basic Education Requirement for this position.

A. I fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A under Qualification Requirements/Basic Requirements.
B. I fully meet the definition under paragraph B under Qualification Requirements/Basic Requirements.
C. I have some of the requirements defined under A or B but do not fully meet either.
D. None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.

3. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-9 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled?

A. Yes. I have performed these duties for at least ONE year, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
B. No, however I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree.
C. No, however I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as defined in the vacancy announcement to qualify for the position.
D. I do not fully meet any of the provisions above.

4. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled?

A. Yes. I have performed these duties for at least ONE year, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
B. Yes. I have performed these duties for LESS than one year, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
C. No. I do not have experience performing the duties described above, however am willing to learn.

For the following questions, please select the response that best describes your demonstrated experience performing the following tasks.

Knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques of one or more of these disciplines; biology, marine biology, and environmental sciences as they related to understanding protected marine and coastal species and habitats.

A- I have not performed this task and I have not had education or training in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job more than on occasion; however this had not been a regular part of my job.
D- I have performed this task on the job intermittently or on occasion as a part of my regular responsibilities.
E- I have performed this task on the job as part of my regular responsibilities.

5. Do you have a working knowledge of the Endangered Species Act?

6. Do you have a working knowledge of the Marine Mammal Protection Act?

7. Do you have experience with biological research and data analysis techniques for protected marine and/or coastal species and habitats?

8. Do you have a working knowledge of the dynamics of biological resources with respect to any of the following: abundance, spatial and temporal distribution, population recruitment and mortality, critical habitats, and trophic relationships?


For the following questions, please select the response that best describes your demonstrated experience performing the following tasks.

Ability to analyze data, identify problems, and develop study protocols to resolve problem from one or more of these disciplines: biology, marine biology, and environmental sciences.

A- I have not performed this task and I have not had education or training in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job more than on occasion; however this had not been a regular part of my job.
D- I have performed this task on the job intermittently or on occasion as a part of my regular responsibilities.
E- I have performed this task on the job as part of my regular responsibilities.

9. Have you participated in sampling or data analysis for a marine and/or coastal species study/research projects?

10. Have you written or reviewed research/project proposals for marine and/or coastal species and habitats?

11. Have you conducted briefings or meetings or seminars to present data, results, future directions, and research needs for marine and/or coastal species and habitats?

12. Have you developed a research plan or project to answer a technical or scientific question regarding marine and/or coastal species or habitat?

For the following questions, please select the response that best describes your demonstrated experience performing the following tasks.

13. Have you been a contract officer representative on a study?

A. Yes, this is reflected in my resume.
B. No

14. Have you worked on grants or contracts for the federal or state government or professional organizations (academia, scientific, etc.)?

A. Yes, this is reflected in my resume
B. No


For the following questions, please select the response that best describes your demonstrated experience performing the following tasks.

Skill in written communication such as in preparing, reviewing, and editing technical reports and environmental documents

A- I have not performed this task and I have not had education or training in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job more than on occasion; however this had not been a regular part of my job.
D- I have performed this task on the job intermittently or on occasion as a part of my regular responsibilities.
E- I have performed this task on the job as part of my regular responsibilities.

15. Have you prepared written report on marine and/or coastal species and habitats?

16. Have you conducted or reviewed an environmental impact analysis on marine and/or coastal species resources?

17. Do you have experience reviewing and evaluating the adequacy of environmental documents, proposals, and research/project reports concerning affected marine and/or coastal species resources?

18. Do you have experience summarizing project results and interpretations in a clear and concise manner for non-technical audience?

Ability to communicate (orally) and work with diverse groups that could include BOEM colleagues, other federal agencies, state agencies, industry, academia, and the public.

A- I have not performed this task and I have not had education or training in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job more than on occasion; however this had not been a regular part of my job.
D- I have performed this task on t he job intermittently or on occasion as a part of my regular responsibilities.
E- I have performed this task on the job as part of my regular responsibilities.

19. Have you collaborated with peers to foster and maintain effective cooperative relationships to accomplish group activities?

20. Do you have public speaking experience representing your university/laboratory/employer to external organization and/or the public on marine and/or coastal biological resources?

21. Have you planned and conducted meetings where you set the agenda, participate in and/or lead the discussions, and accomplish and objective(s)?

22. Have you established and maintained effective and maintained effective working relationships that foster open communications with peers, partner agencies, or other groups and organizations?

For the following questions, please select the response that best describes your demonstrated experience performing the following tasks.

23. Have you worked with agencies concerning protected species and/or habitats?

A. Yes, this is reflected in my resume.
B. No

Please indicate your pay plan, highest grade held, and dates held below (e.g. GS-13 08/15/11 - 08/15/12). If you have never been a federal empoyee, please type "N/A.