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* Duties Help ## Duties Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss and Diversity is our Strength. This position is part of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP) program, you will conduct the technical overview and environmental compliance of Federal grants totaling millions of dollars for the protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife resources and habitats. The work involves consultation with state agencies and other stakeholders in California, Nevada and the Klamath Basin to provide technical advice on grant projects and grant development under the following types of grant programs: Sport Fish Restoration, Wildlife Restoration, State Wildlife, Tribal Wildlife, National Coastal Wetlands, Aquatic Resource Education, Hunter Education, Boating Infrastructure, and Clean Vessel Act. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R8-18-10132808-DS-DE is open to all qualified individuals. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, you will: * Analyze grant proposals to determine whether they are eligible for funding, comply with applicable laws and regulations, are biologically sound, are designed economically and will result in benefits commensurate with costs. * Review and administer a wide array of Federal grants that may include endangered species recovery, fish and wildlife conservation, associated fish and wildlife recreation and educational aquatic education, hunter education, facilities construction and operation, land and water acquisition, etc. * Monitor projects to confirm effective and efficient expenditure of funds and conformance with stated objectives. * Coordinate program activities and information exchange among the grant recipients. * Provide technical assistance to state client agencies and recommend procedural improvements or solutions to problems. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 Who May Apply This job is open to Federal Employees, Current Federal Employees, CTAP, Land Management, 30% disabled, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Vista, Status Candidates, VRA, VEOA, ICTAP, Schedule A, Former Overseas Employees Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * Job family (Series) 0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences * Requirements Help ## Requirements Conditions of Employment * Must be a US Citizen or National * Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service * Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply) * Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation * May be required to successfully complete a probationary period * Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates Only experience and education obtained by 02/20/2018 will be considered. Qualifications *BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT:* To qualify for the GS-0401 series, you must have one of the following: A. Successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline closely related to fish and wildlife biology. NOTE: To be found qualified under this option, you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education. OR B. Combination of education and experience that consisted of courses equivalent to a major (24 semester hours or the number of units your school considers a major) in fields such as those shown in response A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and must be comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in the appropriate field. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts to verify your education and include proof of your experience in the text of your resume. *ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS*: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one of the following: At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to GS-09) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position and grade is defined as : 1) participating in scientific review or oversight of projects designed to conserve or restore natural resources, fish, wildlife or their habitats;and 2) coordinating natural resource program activities between different organizations (ie, state and local partners, private organizations and other stakeholders) to allow opportunities for joint efforts; OR specialized experience may also include: 3) administering one or more natural resource grants (eg, under programs including Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Fish & Wildlife Coordination Act, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, Coastal Wetland Grant Program, etc.) according to grants management rules and fiscal procedures. NOTE: To qualify under this option, your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have one full year of experience performing duties 1-3 above. OR Successfully completed at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree in a field directly related to this position, which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Three years of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent three graduate academic years of full-time study. If you do not document your school's definition, 54 semester hours (or 81 quarter hours) is considered as satisfying the requirement for three years of full- time graduate study. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education. OR Combination of qualifying specialized experience (as described in response A) and qualifying graduate education (as described in response B) that equals 100 percent of the GS-11 requirement when calculated as percentages and combined.Only education beyond the second graduate year can be considered in this calculation. To combine education and experience, convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying by the fraction 2/3. Then, divide your number of graduate semester hours in excess of the first 36 hours by the number 18 (or the number your school uses to represent one year of graduate education). Divide months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts to verify your education and include proof of your experience in the text of your resume. Education **PROOF OF EDUCATION:**All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts. **GRADUATE EDUCATION:**One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours 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 the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: Additional information To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at * FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other US Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting aea Relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. **CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:** **DRIVER'S LICENSE:** You must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during your tenure. **If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: **Select the words "Alternate Application" and click the link icon. **Leave the Protocol as http:// Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): * KNOWLEDGE OF FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT * ABILITY TO PLAN, AWARD AND ADMINISTER NATURAL RESOURCES GRANTS * ABILITY TO OVERSEE A NATURAL RESOURCE GRANTS PROGRAM * KNOWLEDGE OF FEDERAL GRANT REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY * ABILITY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE AND CONSULTATION ON GRANTS-RELATED TOPICS * SKILL IN APPLYING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE LAWS If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15," Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" in addition to the proof required by that form. **Career Transition Assistance (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs (ICTAP):**These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (eg reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area**)** from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility (eg, Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Q - Nonsensitive * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: 1. **Resume or Application.** At a minimum, **your resume MUST contain** job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. 2. Other **supporting documents:** * Cover Letter, optional * Official or unofficial College Transcript(s), if the position has education requirements, or if you are using your education to qualify. A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected. * SF-50 (non-award), or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee. Your SF-50 (non-award) must show tenure code 1 or 2 in block 24, and position occupied code 1 (competitive service) in block 34. **Note:** Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you **MUST** submit a copy of your latest **non-award**SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action," that shows you are serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment (code 1 or 2 in block 24) in the Competitive Service (code 1 in block 34). The SF-50 must show the position title, series, grade, and step of your position. If you are claiming reinstatement eligibility, you must submit an SF-50 showing your separation (resignation, termination, etc.). If you have previously held a higher grade than the grade/position you currently occupy, you must submit a copy of the last **non-award** SF-50 you received for that position. **If you have any questions regarding which SF-50's to submit,** it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this vacancy announcement before the closing date. * Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (eg, DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.) * If applicable, documentation/proof that you are eligible Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (eg, Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) * Please submit a copy of your most recent, signed and completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application." Please include incentive awards with your application. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply 1. **Review the Appointment Eligibility Criteria:** The eligibility section of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement. You will **ONLY** be considered for the appointment eligibilities that you selected. You must provide proof of your eligibility as required by appointment eligibility to be considered. 2. **Resume or Application**. At a minimum, **your resume MUST contain** job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. 3. You must also complete the online application and assessment questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. **DEADLINE DATE:** A complete application package must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/20/2018 to receive consideration.? * To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. * Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is received. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. * After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. * You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. * **You will be considered for all eligibilities for which you select "yes" and submit the required documents and supporting documentation (eg DD 214, Schedule A letter, etc.). The supporting documentation you submit will be used to determine your eligibility. Please review the list of documentation provided in the eligibilities language to ensure you provide the appropriate information.** * Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on the selections you have indicated "**yes**" in this section. You must provide the supporting documentation to support your claim to be considered. You may choose more than one eligibilities in this section.To view the assessment questionnaire, click here: To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: Read more Agency contact information Deborah Shreve Phone 503-231-6129 Email Address Division of Human Resources Division of Human Resources Eastside Federal Complex Portland, OR US Learn more about this agency Next steps Once you submit all the required documents and the online application in USAJOBS, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the evaluation process is complete, you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. You will be notified if this job is filled or canceled. Timelines for this process vary widely. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging in to your USAJobs Account. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 02/06/2018 to 02/20/2018 *Salary:* $66,253 to $86,132 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 11 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent


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