INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION, GS-480/482/486-09/11/12


Vacancy ID: 830113   Announcement Number: MRO-13-07   USAJOBS Control Number: 336219200

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 830113


1. Title of Job

INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION, GS-480/482/486-09/11/12


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.


6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (09-12) you will accept.


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11
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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Interdisciplinary
002 Interdisciplinary
003 Interdisciplinary

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


270675053 Bloomington, MN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

2. Are you claiming Veteran's preference and submitting a DD-214 Certificate of Release of Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, with the required documents to verify Veteran’s Preference claimed?  Note:  You must include your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.  For more information, please go to the following website:
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License?

A. I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.

B. I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

5. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-480. Mark only 1 response.  For more information, please go to the following website:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0480.htm

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

B. I have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

C. Fours years of experience that demonstated that the applicant acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study as described in A above.

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

6. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-482. Mark only 1 response.  For more information, please go to the following website:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0482.htm

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors degree in biological science that included 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate).

B. I have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., 30 semester hours) of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

C. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

7. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-486. Mark only 1 response. For more information, please refer to the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0486.htm

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors degree in biological science that included 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vetebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.); and at least 9 hours in botany or the related plant sciences.

B. I have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 30 semester hours) with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

C. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

For more information, please refer to the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

8. Carefully read the following description of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualification for the GS-9. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal government. This experience equipped me with the knowedge, skills and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and included integrating natural resource analysis, information development, and fact-finding in a particular program area; coordinating and planning activities covering a broad multiple resource program; solving problems with novel, undeveloped, or controversial aspects of fishery or wildlife resource management; handle complicated budget, public administration, litigation, tribal government, tribal contracting and other processes; work under pressure and meet short deadlines. (Your resume must support this experience.)
B. I have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's Degree or Master's or equivalent graduate degree.

C. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study as described in "B" and appropriate specialized experience as described in "A" that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

9. Carefully read the following description of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualification for the GS-11. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (You must submit a complete, legible copy of your official transcripts to document academic achievements.)

B. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in the Federal government. This experience equipped me with the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the duties of this positions and included the following under the direct supervision of a higher graded employee or following a multi-disciplinary team leader, 1) help develop and implement indivdual restoration, mitigation, protection, management, remediation or enhancement projects related to natural resources or environmental quality; 2) help develop and ensure compliance with quality assurance measures such as water quality QAP's Clean Water Act erosion control BMP's, NEPA mitigation plans, protective measure for endangered Species Act, or monitor construction for consistency with the plans and specifications; 3) help ensure compliance with the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) or Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act. (Your resume must support this experience.)

C. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first two years of progressive graduate study as described in "A" and appropriate specialized experience as described in "B" that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. (You must submit a complete, legible copy of your official transcripts to document academic achievements and your resume must support this experience.)

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

10. Carefully read the following description of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualification for the GS-12. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade in the Federal government. This experience equipped me with the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position, and included the following: 1) develop, plan, budget and implement indivdual restoration, migitation,protection, management, remediation or enhancement projects related to natural resources or environmental quality; 2) develop and ensure compliance with quality assurance measures such as water QAP's, Clean Water Act erosion control BMP's, NEPA migitation plans, protective measures under Endangered Species Act, or monitor construction for consistency with the plans and specifications; 3) manage or supervise programs for natural resources or environmental management, including development of annual work plans, budgets, internal controls, evaluations and performance measures and accountability reporting and collaborate with diverse natural resources or environmental entities including help comply with the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act or Clean Water Act, especially Section 404. (Your resume must support this experience.)

B. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 points)
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 point)
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 points)
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee. (3 points)
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. (4 points)

11. Provide technical support for government-to-government consultation with tribal governments on natural resources or environmental matters.

12. Assessed impacts of human activity on trial trust resources from the perspective of environmental compliance or natural resources productivity or availability.

13. Trained in and conducted compliance procedures and prepared compliance documents using statutory environmental regulations and the BIA Handbook for the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and other potential supporting statutes such as Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

14. Developed a new Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP), a lake or watershed management plan or conducted a similar planning process.

15. Used or updated an existing Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP), a lake or watershed management plan.

16. Developed annual work plans.

17. Applied accepted internal funding controls.

18. Evaluated performance and quality measures.

19. Conducted accountability reporting for tribal natural resources or environmental programs.

20. Developed a Quality Management Plan (QMP) and revised as needed for a specific branch or division.

21. Prepared quality assurance or quality control plans and documents to measure the quality of implementation of natural resources or environmental activities.

22. Provided management, leadership, supervision or guidance to a tribal fish hatchery or similar tribal natural resource or environmental protection facility.

23. Managed tribal natural trust resources or conducted environmental protection in the field.

24. Devised written guidance, directives, policy and standards for use by natural resources or environmental staff.

25. Wrote technical reports and findings where information in the reports has to be collected, organized and interpreted.

26. Prepared written responses to contacts from federal, tribal, state or local government offices.

27. Responded in writing to technical Congressional inquiries involving natural resources management or environmental quality.

28. Participate as entity's representative on a multi-entity task force or similar action orientated committee to identify mutual and individual goals and objectives.

29. Collaborate and resolve technical issues among widely divergent issues.

30. Identify high priorty outcomes and projects; plan and budget; and implement projects.

31. Ensure quality of and accountable to the funding source for functioning product for the investment.

32. Prepare program budgetary documents.

33. Prepare and review funding proposals.

34. Developed funding priority criteria, obligated funding for specific projects and monitored implementation and products.

35. Developed and presented briefings, oral presentations, training or recommendations to federal, tribal, state or local agencies; or special interest groups or the general public.

36. Persuaded, influenced, or negotiated with various organizations or individuals who have conflicting views and interests regarding tribal natural resources or environmental protection.

37. Defended and justified positions of an entity and resolved controversial disputes among competing or diverse interested parties.

38. Provided professional advice and guidance on a wide range of natural resource management activities to representatives of federal, tribal, non-governmental organizations, private individuals or office staff.

39. Monitored, coordinated and administered P.L. 93-638 contracts and grants for natural resources or environmental products or services either as a tribal or federal representative.

40. Developed a working knowledge of Tribal Government operations.

41. Developed a working knowledge of Tribal Enforcement principles and techniques and associated training requirements involved in developing and enforcing tribal codes, ordinances and regulations, both on and off Indian Reservations for the purpose of protecting natural trust resources or environmental compliance.

INSTRUCTIONS: 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. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. 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.

42. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

INSTRUCTIONS: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.