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Conservation specialist

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
The Garrison Adelphi Laboratory Center serves the Soldier and collaborates with Army science and research by providing excellent lab facilities and support services. The Garrison provides a professional work environment with the opportunity to directly impact the surrounding civilian community. Some employees may take advantage of a compressed work schedule (5/4/9), and flexible duty hours (0630-1800). Generous paid leave and government holidays are additional benefits. Free parking on-site. This position is located in Adelphi, MD which is in Prince George's County, a metropolitan area, bordered to the south by Washington, DC and to the north by Baltimore. It is approximately 30 miles south of Baltimore and the White Marsh Area, and 10 miles north of Washington, DC.
This position will be filled at either the GS-09 level, the GS-11 level or the GS-12 level at management's discretion.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles
You Must be a US Citizen
You will serve as a Conservation Specialist for the U. S. Army Garrison Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), including the Blossom Point Research Facility (BPRF). Applies professional, technical and administrative knowledge in planning, developing, initiating and executing a full range of activities pertaining to natural and cultural resources conservation and management, pest management and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) coordination. The incumbent serves as subject matter expert and technical advisor to Garrison Manager, Director of Public Works, Environmental Division supervisor, Directorate of Public Works staff, and other members of ALC. Manages the ALC natural resources, cultural resources, pest management and NEPA programs in accordance with Federal and State laws and DOD and Army regulations, directives and policies. Natural resources programs areas include forestry, fish & wildlife, wetlands, threatened and endangered species, rare plants, invasive species, protection of soil and water resources, and resource inventory and mapping.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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 isin this document.
Basic Requirement:
Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position
OR
Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in degree information, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts with your application.
Specialized Experience Required: In addition to meeting the positive education requirement for this position described above, applicants must meet the specialized experience 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.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience at the next lower grade level which prepared you to do the work in this job.
To qualify at the GS-09 Grade Level: Your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which prepared you to do the work of this job. Specialized experience is defined as: the knowledge, skills and ability to independently perform recurring, well-precedence duties associated with wildlife, soil science, cultural resources and other conservation projects.
To qualify at the GS-11 Grade Level: Your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which prepared you to do the work of this job. Specialized experience is defined as: assisting in the planning, and executing of a full range of natural and cultural resource program elements to include forestry, landscaping, soil conservation & land use, fish & wildlife, and other conservation projects.
To qualify at the GS-12 Grade Level: Your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which prepared you to do the work of this job. Specialized experience is that which equips you with the knowledge, skills and ability to plan and execute a full range of natural and cultural resource program elements to include, but not limited to 1) experience managing natural and cultural resource programs; 2) experience providing documentation and administrative knowledge pertaining to activities on natural and cultural resources conservation and management programs; 3) experience communicating/promoting understanding of natural and cultural resource functions to management.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Natural Resource Program Management
Knowledge of Cultural Resource Program Management
Knowledge of Pest Management Program Management
Ability to Communicate Effectively
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may substitute experience if your education meets the definitions below:
GS-09 Education Substitution: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or Master's equivalent degree.
GS-11 Education Substitution: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree.
For the GS-12 Grade Level there is no education substitution.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
AND
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at and
Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Moving expenses will not be authorized.
Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
You must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Career Program #16
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. SeeInteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is onOPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onWednesday, August 20, 2014 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.
To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in theApplicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements : You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See:Transcripts and Licenses
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is1189188. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in theReemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in theMilitary Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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