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Biological Scientist (Environmental)
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Department of defense | Little Rock Air Force Base, AR
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* Participates in providing environmental biological science support in assigned environmental projects through application of professional knowledge and skill in the biological sciences with emphasis on environmental practices, processes, and techniques.
* Employee has complete responsibility for small, routine projects or performs portions of large, complex projects assigned to a highergrade

professional (e.g., environmental engineer, physical scientist, or biological scientist).

* Responsible for executing assigned routine projects, in-house and by contract, to comply with all applicable Federal, state, and local

environmental laws and policies.

* Executes short-term goals and priorities to support the management plan utilizing available resources.
* Assists in the development of curricula and training for assigned program areas.
* Supports quality improvement and promotes the environmental awareness program.
* Prepares and implements various environmental training sessions and briefings.
* Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work that enhances the safety of the work


* Ensures adherence to Federal, state, and local codes concerning health, safety, and the environment.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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Conditions of Employment

* Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
* U.S. Citizenship is required
* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
* Total salary varies depending on location of position
* PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
* Recruitment incentives may be authorized
* Position may be subject to random drug testing
* A security clearance may be required
* Disclosure of Political Appointments
* Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.
* You will be required to serve a two year probationary period
* Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan


Basic Requirements:

1. Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.


2. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education

Additional Requirement for the GS-9:

You have one full year (18 semester hours or the equivalent) of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M.,

Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position. Such fields include biological sciences,

agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes professional environmental biological scientific principles, practices, techniques, and procedures to effectively participate in project development, execution, training, and assistance in assigned projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of professional environmental biological scientific principles, practices, techniques, and procedures to

effectively participate in project development, execution, training, and assistance in assigned projects.

2. Knowledge to troubleshoot routine environmental biological problems requiring investigation of unsanitary or

questionable conditions in assigned projects.

3. Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and other guidance to make decisions and

recommendations concerning assigned restoration, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, and/or

integration principles and practices.

4. Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Please submit copies of all Transcripts to include transferred hours - Official copies are not required at time of application. If selected, you will be required to provide official copies of all transcripts. *NOTE*Degree Audits are not accepted.

If you qualify based on undergraduate education and you have not graduated prior to applying to this position, you may be offered a position contingent upon your final Grade Point Average or Class Ranking.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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