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Biological Science Technician (Fish)

Company: US Department of the Interior
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Save Skills - Driver's License Benefits - Health Insurance Duties Summary This position is part of the R6-Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. As a Biological Science Technician (Fish) you will be responsible for assisting one or more professional biologists in completing all phases of a fishery biological study or project of significant scope. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Responsibilities Major Duties include: Assists in the design, deployment, and maintenance of remotely-located Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag reading stations Assists in planning and conducting multifaceted fisheries studies by contributing ideas, determining research methods, establishing practical procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work and determining other needs, such as costs, equipment and personnel Assists in the collection of biological information from state and federally protected fishes, including capturing and handling individuals, as well as acquiring proper research permits from various state and federal agencies Assists biologists in studying and preparing reports on developmental proposals of local, state, and Federal government organizations engaged in designing and constructing such structures as roads, bridges, dams, irrigation systems, and water treatment facilities to determine long term effects on fish and/or other wildlife Uses specialized techniques and methods to collect biological and water resources data from field investigations and reports findings to determine actual and potential impact on fishery and/or wildlife resources from water development projects, wetland restoration projects or habitat improvement projects on private lands Travel Required 50% or less - You will be expected to travel up to 50% of the time. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 0404 Biological Science Technician Similar jobs Biological Technicians Technicians, Biological Technicians, Wildlife Wildlife Technicians Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service Resume and supporting documents (See How To) Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required Must have and maintain a valid driver's license Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) trainings is required Qualifications Only experience and education obtained by You may qualify at the GS - 07 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrated your ability to Plan and install Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) stations in remote back-country locations, tune PIT arrays for maximum tag detection, and functionality in remote locations. Provide technical advice and assistance to other staff in the development of PIT tag stations and has the ability to interpret PIT array data; OR B. One full year of graduate education to substitute for specialized experience when the education is directly related to the work of the position; OR C.Have a combination of education and experience as listed above. Education PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts. PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: ******************************************************************************************** itional information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) : These programs to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area ) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: ****************************************************************************************************** To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at ********************************************** FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. A PCS move is not authorized. We may use this announcement to fill itional vacancies within 90 days of 08/22/2019; OR More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: DRIVER'S LICENSE: You must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during your tenure. OFFICIAL UNIFORM: The incumbent may be required to obtain and properly wear the official Fish and Wildlife Service uniform. If you are unable to or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: ************************************************************************************ . How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully whening, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The category ratings for this position are: Qualified: Meets minimum qualifications established for the position, but fails to meet the benchmark definition for the Well Qualified category. Well Qualified: Demonstrates overall competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position. Highly Qualified: Demonstrates high proficiency and comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position. The Category Rating Process does not veterans' preference points or the 'rule of three' but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the basic qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15,' Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference' in ition to the proof required by that form. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Credentialing Required Documents Required Documents To for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. ******************************************* Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Official or unofficial College Transcript(s), if the position has education requirements, or if you are using your education to qualify. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the 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 further information, visit: ******************************************************************************************** Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.) If applicable, documentation/proof that you are eligible Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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