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Grade: 03
* 1.GS-3 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least 6 months of general experience which demonstrates my ability to perform the work of this position OR experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of a biological technician.
  2. I have successfully completed one year of education above the high school level that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics.
  3. I have a combination of post-high school education and general experience as described above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 2.Select the response(s) that describe your experience communicating information in writing.
  1. I have developed written materials on project related issues for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  2. I have written daily trip reports.
  3. I have written weekly activity reports.
  4. I have tabulated field data into tables and graphs for presentations.
  5. I have recorded data and field notes.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the computer applications and software you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. Microsoft project
  2. Other project management software
  3. Sure Track
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Microsoft Word
  6. GIS based systems
  7. GPS software
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. Microsoft Access
  10. Primavera
  11. None of the above


* 4.This position requires considerable physical effort in walking, backpacking, climbing, stooping, exposure to extreme temperatures (heat and cold), wading in streams, and carrying backpacks over rugged terrain. Are you able to work under these conditions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Work is conducted on boats within large bodies of water, can you swim?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Have you used telemetry (radio or acoustic) to evaluate behavior, ecology or dynamics of fish or wildlife populations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Please select the one response that best describes your knowledge of and practical experience in biological and environmental resources.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in applying principles of ecology, fish and/or wildlife resources, or natural resources management.
  2. I have had education or training in biological and environmental resource management, but have not yet applied it in actual work scenarios.
  3. I have applied my knowledge of biological and environmental resources on the job. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures and environmental statutes.
  4. I have applied biological and environmental resource theories and principles as a regular part of a job. I have applied the concepts independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have served as a leader or supervisor over other employees engaged in environmental analysis, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in assessments or analyses because of my expertise.


* 8.I have previous work experience assisting with small mammal trapping.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have previous work experience assisting with avian studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.I have previous work experience assisting with invertebrate studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I have previous work experience assisting with vegetation monitoring.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have previous work experience assisting with fishery studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I have previous laboratory experience assisting with biological studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have previous work experience entering biological data into an established database.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Do you currently possess a valid driver’s license?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 04
* 1.GS-4 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least 6 months of general experience which demonstrates my ability to perform the work of this position AND 6 months of specialized experience which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. See vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
  2. I have successfully completed 2 years of education from an accredited college or university that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses are directly related to the position to be filled.
  3. I have a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience, as described above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 2.Select the response(s) that describe your experience communicating information in writing.
  1. I have developed written materials on project related issues for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  2. I have written daily trip reports.
  3. I have written weekly activity reports.
  4. I have tabulated field data into tables and graphs for presentations.
  5. I have recorded data and field notes.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the computer applications and software you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. Microsoft project
  2. Other project management software
  3. Sure Track
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Microsoft Word
  6. GIS based systems
  7. GPS software
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. Microsoft Access
  10. Primavera
  11. None of the above


* 4.This position requires considerable physical effort in walking, backpacking, climbing, stooping, exposure to extreme temperatures (heat and cold), wading in streams, and carrying backpacks over rugged terrain. Are you able to work under these conditions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Work is conducted on boats within large bodies of water, can you swim?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Have you used telemetry (radio or acoustic) to evaluate behavior, ecology or dynamics of fish or wildlife populations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Please select the one response that best describes your knowledge of and practical experience in biological and environmental resources.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in applying principles of ecology, fish and/or wildlife resources, or natural resources management.
  2. I have had education or training in biological and environmental resource management, but have not yet applied it in actual work scenarios.
  3. I have applied my knowledge of biological and environmental resources on the job. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures and environmental statutes.
  4. I have applied biological and environmental resource theories and principles as a regular part of a job. I have applied the concepts independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have served as a leader or supervisor over other employees engaged in environmental analysis, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in assessments or analyses because of my expertise.


* 8.I have previous work experience assisting with small mammal trapping.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have previous work experience assisting with avian studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.I have previous work experience assisting with invertebrate studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I have previous work experience assisting with vegetation monitoring.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have previous work experience assisting with fishery studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I have previous laboratory experience assisting with biological studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have previous work experience entering biological data into an established database.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Do you currently possess a valid driver’s license?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 05
* 1.GS-5 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study, from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses are directly related to the position to be filled.
  3. I have a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience, as described in the vacancy announcement that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 2.Select the response(s) that describe your experience communicating information in writing.
  1. I have developed written materials on project related issues for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  2. I have written daily trip reports.
  3. I have written weekly activity reports.
  4. I have tabulated field data into tables and graphs for presentations.
  5. I have recorded data and field notes.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the computer applications and software you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. Microsoft project
  2. Other project management software
  3. Sure Track
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Microsoft Word
  6. GIS based systems
  7. GPS software
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. Microsoft Access
  10. Primavera
  11. None of the above


* 4.This position requires considerable physical effort in walking, backpacking, climbing, stooping, exposure to extreme temperatures (heat and cold), wading in streams, and carrying backpacks over rugged terrain. Are you able to work under these conditions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Work is conducted on boats within large bodies of water, can you swim?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Have you used telemetry (radio or acoustic) to evaluate behavior, ecology or dynamics of fish or wildlife populations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Please select the one response that best describes your knowledge of and practical experience in biological and environmental resources.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in applying principles of ecology, fish and/or wildlife resources, or natural resources management.
  2. I have had education or training in biological and environmental resource management, but have not yet applied it in actual work scenarios.
  3. I have applied my knowledge of biological and environmental resources on the job. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures and environmental statutes.
  4. I have applied biological and environmental resource theories and principles as a regular part of a job. I have applied the concepts independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have served as a leader or supervisor over other employees engaged in environmental analysis, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in assessments or analyses because of my expertise.


* 8.I have previous work experience assisting with small mammal trapping.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have previous work experience assisting with avian studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.I have previous work experience assisting with invertebrate studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I have previous work experience assisting with vegetation monitoring.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have previous work experience assisting with fishery studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I have previous laboratory experience assisting with biological studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have previous work experience entering biological data into an established database.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Do you currently possess a valid driver’s license?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Where did you learn about this vacancy?
  1. Asianlife.com
  2. Diversenote.com
  3. NativeAmericanJobs.com
  4. WorkplaceDiversity.com
  5. Department of Veterans Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  6. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  7. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  8. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  9. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  10. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  11. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  12. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  13. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  14. Referral from a Professional Organization
  15. Job/Career Fair
  16. Referral from a friend or family member
  17. Reclamation Employee
  18. Reclamation Internet Site
  19. Referral from a State or Local government
  20. Referral from another Federal Agency/employee
  21. OPM USAJOBS Internet Site
  22. Other Internet Site
  23. Other






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