Us National Park Service
$61,812.00 to $80,358.00
Open & closing dates
$61,812 to $80,358 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
This position is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, in the Resource Management and Visitor Services Division, Natural Resources Branch, Vegetation Management. Please visit find a park
for additional park information.
We are accepting applications from: 1. Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; 2. Reinstatement Eligibles; 3. CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles; 4. Current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA); 5. VEOA Eligibles. All applicants (except VEOA Eligibles) must maintain a permanent residence within the local commuting area of Boulder City, Nevada.
This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
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Determine resources required to conduct successful field projects. Oversee field projects, prepare work plans, administer budgets, supervise crews, and evaluate success. Identify priority resource protection and restoration needs. Recommend management actions. Develop project proposals, funding requests, and scopes of work. Oversee research projects. Review reports, plans, studies, and compliance, evaluate impacts, and assess proposed actions. Provide recommendations on regulations and licensing/permitting requirements. Plan, organize, and conduct surveys and monitoring for native desert plant populations and communities. Identify plants and develop species lists. Plan, organize, and conduct surveys for non-native and invasive plants and control populations using standard techniques and methods. Curate desert plant collections. Collect native plant seed and propagate plants. Assess ecological damage and determine strategies to conduct restoration projects. Plan, organize, and conduct restoration projects using standard techniques and methods. Install and maintain fencing to protect ecological landscapes. Collect field data. Maintain and update computer databases. Ensure data quality using QA/QC procedures. Review, summarize, analyze, and report on data. Develop charts, graphs, tables, and maps. Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with co-workers, supervisors, partners, and the public. Develop, write, and contribute information for reports, plans, guidelines, and presentations. Develop information for brochures, articles, and signage. Answer questions from organizations and the public. Provide assistance and training to students and volunteers. Establish and maintain good working relationships with other agencies and organizations and effectively communicate on a routine basis.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal Employees, Reinstatement Eligibles, LMWFA Eligibles and CTAP/ICTAP who are in the local commuting area of Boulder City, NV and VEOA Eligibles.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service).
You will be required to operate a government vehicle, therefore, must be able to acquire and hold a valid state Driver's License. If selected, a three (3) year driving history check will be required.
You are required to properly wear a National Park Service uniform in accordance with agency policy; an allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.
You will be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
You will be required to travel occasionally for this position. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS for Biologist, GS-0401:
Successfully completed 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. You must include transcripts.
A 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 biology; 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. You must include transcripts.
In addition to meeting at least one of the Basic Education Requirements identified above, in order to qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following qualifications by close of the announcement:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that is directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position is managing one or more aspects of an arid-land vegetation and habitat management program. This would include work planning and implementing field projects for the inventory, monitoring, and management of desert native and non-native plant species or field projects for ecological restoration of arid lands. You must include hours per week worked.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least three (3) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in archeology, biological sciences, natural resource management, physical sciences, or other field directly related to the work of this position. You must include transcripts.
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts.
Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and 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 include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as varies.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution
with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities
to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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 additional information about this position please contact:
Mark Sappington, Supervisory Biologist (Natural Resources Program Manager)
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Physical Demands: The position may require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, and lifting and carrying heavy objects. Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas of settings. Documentary research and report writing work is sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time.
Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas including steep slopes, rocky terrain, volcanoes, caves, firelines, arctic environments, swamps, deserts, and forests. Flying in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters is possible.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Planning and Evaluating
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/26/2018.
Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, salary and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire
Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation: Federal employees within the local commuting area of Boulder City, NV must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.
Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)
Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)
eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as: Veterans Preference Documentation:
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15
. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15
, and if applicable, a completed SF15
. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov
or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards: Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process.
If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan
consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. 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 U.S. 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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/26/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account
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Agency contact information
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV
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