INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION


Vacancy ID: 832711   Announcement Number: EA-13-04   USAJOBS Control Number: 336536200

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 832711


1. Title of Job

INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION


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

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 (13-13) you will accept.


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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 Natural Resources Manager
002 Ecologist
003 Physical Scientist
004 Hydrologist

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:


471760037 Nashville, TN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you claiming Indian Preference and submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment?

A. Yes.

B. No.

2. Are you claiming Veterans Preference and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty , to verify Veteran’s Preference claimed?  Note: You must include and upload 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 a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility and are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action?

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Do you possess a valid Drivers License?

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid State Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid State 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. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

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-401. Mark only 1 response. Please note that your answer will be verified against the information you provide in your resume and application.

A. I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university in one of the following disciplines: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position.

B. I have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 24 semester hours) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline closely related to Natural Resources; PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above.

C. I do not meet the basic requirements as described in A or B.

6. From the descriptions below, select the answer that most accurately and specifically describes the education you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirement for the Supervisory Ecologist, GS-0408 series. Mark only 1 response. Please note that your answer will be verified against the information you provide in your resume and application. (NOTE: You must submit a complete, legible copy of your official transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievement and receive credit for this basic requirement.)

A. I have a bachelor's degree 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.

B. I do NOT have a bachelor's degree in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences.

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-1301. Mark only 1 response.

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

B. I have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 24 semester hours) in physical science and/or related engineering science; PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above.

C. My background is not reflected above.

8. From the descriptions below, select the answer that most accurately and specifically describes the education you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirement for the Supervisory Hydrologist, GS-1315 series. Mark only 1 response. Please note that your answer will be verified against the information you provide in your resume and application. (NOTE: You must submit a complete, legible copy of your official transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievement and receive credit for this basic requirement.)

A. I have a bachelor's degree in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course must work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels.

B. I have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 30 semester hours) PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above

C. I do NOT have a bachelor's degree in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences.

9. Select the one statement below that best describes your education or combination of experience and education to meet the additional requirements for this position. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume and application.

A. I have at least one year of full-time professional specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level (comparable to GS-12) in the Federal government. Examples of specialized experience may include providing program management and coordination for all aspects of implementing natural resources and environmental program to protect Indian trust resources. Implementing recognized methodologies and approaches for creative and effective analysis, negotiations, and litigation. Work involved in full range of administrative and technical concepts, systems, and processes pertinent to carrying out natural resources and environmental protection provisions. Note: These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. My background is not reflected in the above statement.

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 point2)

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)

10. Administer and coordinate the environmental services, archaeology, water resources management, noxious weed eradication, agriculture, wildlife and parks, and safety management programs.

11. Formulate and recommend Regional plans, programs, policies, and standards relating the management, development, and protection of Indian natural resources rights.

12. Provide advisory, consulting, and reviewing services to other regional staff on natural resources and environmental issues.

13. Provide technical assistance to Tribes on all natural resources and environmental issues.

14. Coordinate with the Solicitor's office and officials of other Agencies in all phases of the implementation of the BIA's natural resources programs.

15. Develop variety of relationships with other federal, state, academic, private, technical, and professional organizations on natural resources, environmental, and water resources management problems of mutual interest.

16. Keep informed on matters affecting the management, protection, utilization, and conservation of Tribal water resources.

17. Serve as hydropower program coordinator for the Eastern Region, BIA.

18. Develop hydropower license conditions

19. Make recommendations to protect, mitigate, and enhance cultural and natural resources.

20. Implement Federal Energy Regulatory Commission procedures and regulations.

21. Applied concepts, principles, and practices set forth in the Federal Power Act.

22. Assist with Native American Tribes on hydropower issues.

23. Evaluate complex aquatic and ecological interactions and relationships.

24. Serve as the designated Contracting Officer's Representative or Awarding Official's Technical

25. Representative on contracts and grants supporting program operations.

26. Review and prepare annual narrative budget justifications for all natural resources and environmental compliance programs and establishes priorities for regional funding.

27. Coordinate GPRA reporting, and provides statistical and other reports for other data calls as requested.

28. Monitor programmatic spending and budgets throughout the year, updating the appropriate budget tracking worksheets/programs on a monthly basis.

29. Supervise the natural resources and environmental branch's professional and support staff.

30. Develop position descriptions and annual performance standards.

31. Review or evaluate and provides feedback on work of natural resources and environmental program staff.

32. Schedule work assignments, set priorities, and coordinate the work of staff.

33. Initiate personnel actions (e.g., hiring, promotions, and reassignments).

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.

34. 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.

APPLICANT RESPONSIBILITY: 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 SF50s) is received.