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9/12/2018
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Natural Resources Specialist
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Department of defense | Bardwell, TX
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About the Position: This recruitment is for a Natural Resources Specialist GS-05/07/09 developmental position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Worth District, Operations Division, Trinity Regional Office at Bardwell Lake in Ellis, Texas.

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Responsibilities

* Shoreline management and stabilization
* Recreation and park administration
* Fisheries and wildlife management
* Invasive species management
* Soil and water conservation
* Historic property management and protection
* Visitor assistance, public safety and education

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9


* Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences


* Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
* This is a Drug Testing Position
* This position has a Pre-Employment Physical requirement

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Education Required

The 0401 Natural Resource Specialist occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. You must possess one of the options below: Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accredited agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts are required at the time of application.

A. Have a Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Related disciplines would be zoology, forestry, fisheries biology, wildlife ecology, environmental law, biology, botany, range management, geology, and other biological science courses. The number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major. (NOTE: you must attach a copy of your transcripts)

OR

B. Have a combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation. (NOTE: you must attach a copy of your transcripts)

Experience Required

For the GS-05, you are qualified if you meet one of the following:

A bachelor's or equivalent degree or have completed four years of college education leading to such a degree in Natural Resources to include biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

A combination of education and experience - Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus. Appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

For the GS-07 grade level

To qualify on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. specialized experience is defined as 1) )Preparing documents pertaining to leasing and managing of project lands AND 2) Providing project information to the visiting public through brochures, bulletin boards, news releases and/or telephone calls. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade level position in the federal service (GS-5).

For the GS-9 grade level

To qualify on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. specialized experience is defined as 1) Enforcing project regulations, laws and policies by educating visitors; AND 2) Planning and/or implementing environmental, recreational and natural resources activities at a park or lake. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade level position in the federal service (GS-7).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Education Outreach
* Natural Resource Management
* Planning and Evaluating
* Program Outreach
* Public Planning

Education

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 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

About Department of defense

The Department of Defense, for one, has made considerable progress since receiving its barely passing grade. MITRE, a Massachusetts-based technology think tank, has completed an evaluation of Defense systems and made a series of recommendations. And according to the Defense Department's Year 2000 program coordinator Carla von Bernewitz, the department is now well into the assessment stage, with "pockets of the DOD already involved in testing." One move toward a more unified federal response has been the establishment of a General Services Administration Web site. The site operates as the government's Year 2000 clearinghouse, with background information, contact names, vendor/contract data and conference schedules available for department and agency use.