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Wildlife Biologist (Recent Graduates)

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Department Of The Interior
Recent Graduates who in the previous 2 years have completed a degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans precluded by a military service obligation have up to 6 years after completion of degree or certificate to apply. Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team!
The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.
The position is located in the BLM Utah State Office, Green River District, Division of Renewable Resources.
This is an excepted service, developmental experience appointment expected to last only 1 year under the BLM Pathways Recent Graduates Program. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this developmental appointment.
The agency may noncompetitively convert a Recent Graduate who is a U. S. citizen to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service, as long as the Recent Graduate successfully completes the BLM's 1 year developmental program and meets the OPM Qualification Standards for the targeted occupational series.
One or more vacancies may be filled using this job opportunity announcent.
U.S. Citizenship is required Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections Cannot hold an active real estate license Cannot have interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land Direct Deposit Required
Prepare, evaluate, and conduct biological analyses of wildlife ecology and behavior as it relates to land and water resource projects.
Identify the impacts to wildlife habitat and threatened and endangered species by other resource activities.
Serve on an interdisciplinary team that will address local office wildlife and other natural resource issues.
Coordinate wildlife related programs within the field office and occasionally with other stakeholders.
To be eligible, an applicant must be: A Recent Graduate who has obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years or other applicable period.
Other applicable period may include: (1) Certain veterans precluded from applying within the timeframe described above due to a military service obligation, shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his/her release or discharge from active duty. However, in no event, may the individual's eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study; and (2) Applicants who completed their educational program requirements after December 27, 2010 will have a full 2 years of eligibility beginning on the date the final regulations became effective, July 10, 2012.
_Basic Requirement_
A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological science that included at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and a least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate 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 a least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences.
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B. Possess a combination of education and experience--equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 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, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
_Minimum Qualifications GS-7_
A. Possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service knowing and applying the principles and guidance provided by the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and related natural resource regulations and wildlife management laws; effectively communicating technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences; and writing technical reports and evaluations.
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B. Possess a Bachelor's degree and meet at least one of the requirements of Superior Academic Achievement: 1. Maintained a grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 2. Maintained a grade-point average "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. - OR - 4. Be a member of a national honor (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing your grade point average for all four years of undergraduate study, including all transferred courses. NOTE: GPA's are to rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.-
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C. Possess one year (18 semester hours) of graduate education in biology, wildlife management or a related field.
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D. Possess a combination of specialized experience as described in "A" and graduate education as described in "C" that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.
_Minimum Qualifications GS-9_
A. Possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service with working knowledge of applying the principles and guidance provided by the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and related natural resource regulations; Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of wildlife management; effectively communicating complex technical concepts related to biological wildlife and non-technical information to a variety of audiences; and writing technical reports and evaluations.
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B. Possess a Master's degree in biology, wildlife management or a related field.
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C. Possess a combination of specialized experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used in this calculation.)
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1)unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2)you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Education: You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement, Wednesday, December 03, 2014 will be considered.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions will relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
Knowledge of the regulations, principles, practices and techniques of wildlife management.
Skill identifying the impacts to habitats, threatened and endangered species by other resource activities.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to various stakeholders technical and non-technical information.
Ability to utilize automated systems to coordinate an implement wildlife programs
Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer's name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your R sum
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 03, 2014
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
TAG:Accepted/Required Docs
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is TAG:Vacancy ID.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).
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If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference , you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service ( / ).

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