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Technician positions at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Your responses to this questionnaire in conjunction with other portions of your completed application will be evaluated to determine your qualifications. Please carefully follow instructions before submitting your responses. You must select only ONE response for each item. If you change a response, be certain to erase (unclick) the incorrect response before you submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, items with more than one response or that are left blank will not receive credit.
1. From the responses below, select the one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-05. Read all responses before making your selection. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible for Bio-Tech (Wildlife) positions. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. You may select only one letter for each item.
2. This position requires that the incumbent possess a valid State Driver's License. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how you meet this requirement. Read all of the responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered ineligible and will not receive consideration for this position.A. I possess a valid State Driver's License.
For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must document your course work and/or degree completed in your resume or other application materials you submit. You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed. If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration. (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).
3. Independently perform assigned field activities for on-going natural resource projects. (Be sure to document experience in resume.)
4. Document the abundance and distribution of various wildlife species using scientific protocols.
5. Conduct wildlife surveys or monitoring according to scientific protocols, record and manage data, analyze the results.
6. Search for and locate nests or dens of breeding wildlife, identify species, and monitor breeding success.
7. Collect biological samples such as tissue, hair, feces, urine, saliva, etc.
8. Place identification bands or transmitting devices on wildlife according to prescribed protocols.
9. Participate in animal capture operations conducted according to prescribed protocols.
10. Identify native fauna of the Northern Great Lakes region by sight, sound, and sign.
11. Identify bird leg bands from a distance in order to identify individual birds(not while handling).
12. Identify and interpret typical and atypical wildlife behavior during monitoring including, but not limited to, breeding behavior, discerning juvenile from adult behaviors, etc.
13. Use Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or Access to manage and analyze scientific data.
14. Assist in preparation of reports and plans, including describing project objectives, methodologies, findings, and analysis.
15. Create tables, charts, graphs, figures, and spreadsheets to manage and analyze collected data in a written format.
16. Effectively communicate with and educate the general public about resource management activities and their importance.
17. Collect field data such as species, breeding status, age, sex, etc. following scientific protocols and ensuring data integrity.
18. Use Global Positioning System (GPS) to collect, download, and organize field data.
19. Use Geographic Information System (GIS) to map, evaluate, and analyze data.
20. Develop and maintain spreadsheets and databases to analyze and manage data.
21. Research and record biological data from technical or scientific reports and papers relevant to current projects to facilitate and improve data collection.
22. Use and maintain wildlife monitoring equipment such as binoculars and spotting scope to identify wildlife to species, age, and sex and monitor behavior.
23. Use and maintain recording devices to document wildlife behavior, including remote digital cameras.
24. Use and maintain radio telemetry equipment.
25. Use and maintain wildlife "live" traps.
26. Use and maintain hand tools such as axes, saws, shovels, etc.
27. Use a variety of nets and funnel traps for fish or amphibian assessments.
28. Use plankton nets.
29. Maintain water sampling equipment.
30. Use and maintain a backpack herbicide or pesticide sprayer.
For each task in the following group, choose Yes or NO to describe if you have experience and/or training in the task. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. You may select only one letter for each item.A- YES
31. Use a map and compass to navigate in the backcountry.
32. Use a GPS (Global Positioning System) to navigate in the backcountry.
33. Operate four wheel drive vehicle in four wheel drive in "off-road" situations.
34. Perform work outdoors under arduous field conditions such as heat, freezing temperatures, rain, snow, biting/stinging insects, etc.
35. Hike long distances (up to 10 miles per day) on uneven terrain while carrying a backpack weighing up to 30 pounds.
36. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Your application and listed job experience must support your responses to the questionnaire. If your submitted documentation does not support your answers, your score will be lowered and/or you may be removed from consideration. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency.
Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.
Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.