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* 1.Please be aware that this vacancy announcement is only open to United States Citizens. Are you a United States Citizen?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.How did you find out about this vacancy announcement?
  1. USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  2. Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  3. Friend or relative
  4. Job Fair
  5. Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  6. OPM USAJOBS website
  7. Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  8. LatPro.com internet job site
  9. GoldSea.com internet job site
  10. The Black EOE Journal
  11. Other commercial internet job site
  12. Other


* 3.Lead, convince, and motivate groups or individuals in the achievement of project goals and objectives.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Lead complex research and development projects and programs.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.As a science leader or manager, demonstrates knowledge of the nature of scientific productivity within a scientific organization, including the requirements and expectations of research programs.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.As a science leader or manager, effectively communicates project and/or program results to agency leadership and provides analysis on the impact these results have relative to management issues and applications.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Develop successful cooperative relationships with representatives of Federal, State and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private industry.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Assists and/or works with various Federal, State and local government agencies, universities, professional associations, and the private sector to define scientific goals, and to obtain funding for scientific studies and program activities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Manage scientific work of others
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Plan, assign, and review subordinate work at all levels.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Provide technical direction over numerous projects
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Apply modern concepts of aquatic, wildlife, geospatial modeling sciences, including community assessment, conservation planning, and analysis and interpretation of long-term data.
  1. I have little familiarity with this area in concept or in application.
  2. I have training in this area.
  3. I have training and have applied such methods to practical problems.
  4. I have developed theory in this area.
  5. I am considered an expert in this area.


* 13.Work experience in Climate Science, especially as applied to vulnerability assessment, adaptation and development of approaches for understanding climate impacts to fish, wildlife and their habitats in the Southwest.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Work on scientific studies and/or issues of the Southwest United States fish, wildlife and habitat.
  1. I have little familiarity with this area in concept or in application.
  2. I have training in this area.
  3. I have training and have applied such methods to practical problems.
  4. I have developed theory in this area.
  5. I am considered an expert in this area.


* 15.Establish long range and short term program goals and scientific priorities that integrate organizational priorities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.I certify, to the best of my knowledge that all the information in my application is true, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education. I understand that providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also certify that I have read the entire vacancy announcement; that I have reviewed my answers to the eligibility questions for accuracy; and that I understand what supporting documentation, if any, is required for submission and when it’s due.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14 Choose the one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the requirements for Biologist positions
  1. I have successfully completed 4 years of college study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s degree in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  2. I have successfully completed 24 semester hours in an accredited college or university in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines and have additional work experience and/or education comparable to the completion of of a 4-year course of study in one of the disciplines identified above.
  3. I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.GS-14 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience. Select the one response that best describes your experience.
  1. I have 1 year of specialized experience in biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related discipline equivalent to GS-13. Examples: Staff technical specialist for planning, program direction, evaluation of biological resources studies of unique problems; Technical leadership, staff level coordination, and consultation for a major biological resource management program ( e.g endangered species restoration); Complex field investigations.
  2. I do not meet the requirements as described above.


* 3.GS-14 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position.
  1. I have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor`s or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hrs. in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  2. I possess a combination of education and experience--course work is equivalent to a major in physical science, engineering or mathmatics that included at least 24 semester hrs. in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years.
  3. I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  4. I do not meet any of requirements as described above.


* 4.GS-14 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have appropriate professional experience. Select the one response below that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess 1 yr of appropriate professional experience equivalent to GS-13 level. Examples of exp. may include serving as a senior expert involved in physical sci. work for which technical problem definitions, methods &/or data were highly incomplete, controversial, or uncertain, representing an authoritative source of consultation for others, resolving significant issues affecting physical sci. programs, making long range & controversial proposals & defending findings in public/high level forums
  2. I do not meet the requirements as described.


Grade: 15
* 1.GS-15 Choose the one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the requirements for Biologist positions
  1. I have successfully completed 4 years of college study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s degree in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position
  2. I have successfully completed 24 semester hours in an accredited college or university in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines and have additional work experience and/or education comparable
  3. I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.GS-15 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience. Select the one response that best describes your experience.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience in biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines equivalent to GS-14. Examples: Conception, plans, conduct of scientific studies in unexplored areas where no theory to guide experimentation exists; Expert technical consultant in a biologic investigation for a large organization; Development and integration of short- and long-range, technically complex and extensive scientific study programs.
  2. I do not meet the requirements as described above.


* 3.GS-15: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for Physical Science positions.
  1. I have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties or materials, and electronics.
  2. I possess a combination of education and experience--course work is equivalent to a major in physical or engineering science or math that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  3. I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 4.GS-15: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must have appropriate professional experience. Select the one response below that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess 1 yr of professional experience equivalent to GS-14. Examples may include planning/developing scientific programs; serving as senior expert in physical sci. work for which technical problem definitions, methods &/or data were highly incomplete, controversial, or uncertain; representing an authoritative source of consultation for others; resolving significant physical science program issues; long-range & controversial proposals & defending findings in public/high level forums.
  2. I do not meet the requirements as described.






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