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Grade: 05
* 1.GS-5 Choose one answer that best describes your experience and education.
  1. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. This experience provided me with knowledge of biology. Examples may include such work as assisting in capturing, tagging, collaring, and banding animals fish, observing wildlife/ fish populations and keeping records on behavior, or colleting soil and plant samples.
  2. I have completed 4 years above the high school level or a bachelor`s degree which included 24 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical course work such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours were in courses directly related to the position to be filled.
  3. I have a combination of undergraduate course work and experience which equates to 100% of the qualification requirement.
  4. My experience or education does not meet or exceed the requirements as described.


Grade: All Grades
* 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.Develop maps which describe information in data layers using geographic information systems (GIS).
  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.


* 3.Communicate with state or federal natural resources managers or rangers for the purpose of maintaining project relations.
  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.Are you knowledgeable about vegetation restoration (for example, seedings, chainings)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Have you managed data associated with ecological or biological studies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Of the following software, which are you proficient in?
  1. Adobe Acrobat Professional
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Microsoft Access
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Microsoft Powerpoint
  6. ArcGIS or other GIS software


* 7.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


* 8.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






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