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Grade: 09

1 GS-9 Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a full 4-year degree from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position.
  • I have successfully completed 24 semester hours from an accredited college/university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position and have additional education/work experience. The combination of education/experience is sufficient to demonstrate that I possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the professional duties of this position and is comparable to a full 4-year course of study.
  • I do not meet either of the qualification requirement statements as described above.
2 GS-9 In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this series, choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the specialized experience requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • 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-07 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a master’s or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B or J.D.) in a field that is directly related to the duties of this position.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirement as described above.
3 Please select the one response that best describes your knowledge of and practical experience in biological and environmental resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in applying principles of ecology, fish and/or wildlife resources, or natural resources management.
  • I have had education or training in biological and environmental resource management, but have not yet applied it in actual work scenarios.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
4 Please select the one response that describes your actual work experience in environmental analysis as it relates to implementing the requirements of NEPA. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with the NEPA process.
  • I have completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists for environmental projects.
  • I have participated as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the development of an Environmental Assessment (EA).
  • I have participated as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the development of a Resource Management Plan and/or an Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS).
  • I was the principal author and responsible for the final preparation of the RMP, EA and/or EIS and the subsequent Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or Record of Decision (ROD).
5 Select the one response that describes your knowledge of environmental principles used in water and related land resources studies/projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in environmental principles used for water or related land resources studies/projects.
  • I have received college level instruction and training in the environmental principles used for water and/or related land resources studies/projects, but have not applied them on the job.
  • I have participated in water and/or related land resources studies/projects and my experience and training have equipped me to apply environmental principles successfully.
  • I have applied environmental principles as a regular part of water and/or land resources studies/projects I have conducted.
  • I am highly skilled at applying environmental principles for water and/or related land resources studies/projects. I have applied them routinely and others seek my advice as a technical expert.
6 Select the response that best describes your experience evaluating land and water areas through resource monitoring and assessments to determine compliance with agreements and scientific mitigation measures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training performing this task.
  • I have performed this task in an academic setting.
  • I have some experience performing this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have extensive experience and am considered an expert in performing this task.
7 Select the response that best describes your experience in logistical coordination of environmental investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 From the following list, please select all those that reflect your level of proficiency in communicating natural or environmental resources issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintain contacts with government agencies, user groups, conservation groups and professional organizations to provide and receive information about natural resources issues.
  • Provide technical advice and coordination on fish and wildlife, NEPA, natural resource management or land and recreation management issues.
  • Participate as a team member in interdisciplinary work groups to prepare environmental documents.
  • Negotiate sensitive matters between individuals with divergent viewpoints relating to fish and wildlife, NEPA, natural resource management or land and recreation management issues.
  • Represent the agency’s views to others in formal meetings. Issues discussed are related to natural resource management, fish and wildlife, NEPA or land and recreation management.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the one response that describes your experience developing and delivering project briefings using a variety of visual materials such as Microsoft PowerPoint, graphs, charts, and handouts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations and/or informational briefings to present project information regarding the overall status of projects.
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations to senior management officials and/or stakeholders to gain understanding and support for projects.
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations to senior management officials and/or stakeholders and other entities to resolve differences of opinion and persuade or motivate parties to take or accept a course of action, revise procedures or expend resources.
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations and briefings, and have conducted forums before large (20 or more) diverse audiences to negotiate, justify, defend, and resolve highly complex or controversial project issues.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the response(s) that identify the interpersonal communication skills you have routinely and successfully applied as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • I have interacted in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that caused major shifts in priorities, timetables, study goals or work assignments.
  • I have persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • I have diffused confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have recognized and resolved internal and/or external conflicts.
  • I have conducted independent fact finding and built agreements based on convincing interpretations of available data.
  • I have developed rapport with representatives of project sponsors and of the general public.
  • I have been able to resolve internal and external conflicts as they related to the project.
  • I have conducted mediation using alternative dispute resolution processes.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a full 4-year degree from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position.
  • I have successfully completed 24 semester hours from an accredited college/university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position and have additional education/work experience. The combination of education/experience is sufficient to demonstrate that I possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the professional duties of this position and is comparable to a full 4-year course of study.
  • I do not meet either of the qualification requirement statements as described above.
2 GS-11 In addition to meeting the basic requirements for this series, choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the specialized experience requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • 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-09 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study that is directly related to the duties of this position.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirement as described above.
3 Please select the one response that best describes your knowledge of and practical experience in biological and environmental resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in applying principles of ecology, fish and/or wildlife resources, or natural resources management.
  • I have had education or training in biological and environmental resource management, but have not yet applied it in actual work scenarios.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
4 Please select the one statement that best describes your experience in environmental resource management activities as related to water and associated land projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in managing and directing environmental resource monitoring and assessments, and ecosystem impacts associated with water and associated land projects.
  • I have experience in performing environmental resource monitoring and assessments, and ecosystem impact associated with water and associated land projects.
  • I have experience in environmental resource management activities directly associated with water and/or land projects.
  • I have experience in environmental resource management activities, but my experience was not associated with water and/or land projects.
  • I have limited to no experience in environmental resource management activities.
5 Please select the one response that describes your actual work experience in environmental analysis as it relates to implementing the requirements of NEPA. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with the NEPA process.
  • I have completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists for environmental projects.
  • I have participated as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the development of an Environmental Assessment (EA).
  • I have participated as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the development of a Resource Management Plan and/or an Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS).
  • I was the principal author and responsible for the final preparation of the RMP, EA and/or EIS and the subsequent Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or Record of Decision (ROD).
6 Select the one response that describes your knowledge of environmental principles used in water and related land resources studies/projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in environmental principles used for water or related land resources studies/projects.
  • I have received college level instruction and training in the environmental principles used for water and/or related land resources studies/projects, but have not applied them on the job.
  • I have participated in water and/or related land resources studies/projects and my experience and training have equipped me to apply environmental principles successfully.
  • I have applied environmental principles as a regular part of water and/or land resources studies/projects I have conducted.
  • I am highly skilled at applying environmental principles for water and/or related land resources studies/projects. I have applied them routinely and others seek my advice as a technical expert.
7 Select the response that best describes your experience evaluating land and water areas through resource monitoring and assessments to determine compliance with agreements and scientific mitigation measures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training performing this task.
  • I have performed this task in an academic setting.
  • I have some experience performing this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have extensive experience and am considered an expert in performing this task.
8 Select the response that best describes your experience in logistical coordination of environmental investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 From the following list, please select all those that reflect your level of proficiency in communicating natural or environmental resources issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintain contacts with government agencies, user groups, conservation groups and professional organizations to provide and receive information about natural resources issues.
  • Provide technical advice and coordination on fish and wildlife, NEPA, natural resource management or land and recreation management issues.
  • Participate as a team member in interdisciplinary work groups to prepare environmental documents.
  • Negotiate sensitive matters between individuals with divergent viewpoints relating to fish and wildlife, NEPA, natural resource management or land and recreation management issues.
  • Represent the agency’s views to others in formal meetings. Issues discussed are related to natural resource management, fish and wildlife, NEPA or land and recreation management.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the one response that describes your experience developing and delivering project briefings using a variety of visual materials such as Microsoft PowerPoint, graphs, charts, and handouts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations and/or informational briefings to present project information regarding the overall status of projects.
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations to senior management officials and/or stakeholders to gain understanding and support for projects.
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations to senior management officials and/or stakeholders and other entities to resolve differences of opinion and persuade or motivate parties to take or accept a course of action, revise procedures or expend resources.
  • I have developed and delivered formal presentations and briefings, and have conducted forums before large (20 or more) diverse audiences to negotiate, justify, defend, and resolve highly complex or controversial project issues.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the response(s) that identify the interpersonal communication skills you have routinely and successfully applied as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • I have interacted in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that caused major shifts in priorities, timetables, study goals or work assignments.
  • I have persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • I have diffused confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have recognized and resolved internal and/or external conflicts.
  • I have conducted independent fact finding and built agreements based on convincing interpretations of available data.
  • I have developed rapport with representatives of project sponsors and of the general public.
  • I have been able to resolve internal and external conflicts as they related to the project.
  • I have conducted mediation using alternative dispute resolution processes.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 From the following list of environmental statutes, please select those that you have both knowledge of and experience in using to conduct biological assessments and/or environmental analyses. Answer to this question is required
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Natural Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA)
  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
  • Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA)
  • Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)
  • Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)
  • Other
  • None
2 Please select the response(s) that identifies the professional work related to natural resource management that you have performed on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Applied knowledge of biology and life history of plant communities and species found in a specific ecosystem under investigation.
  • Applied knowledge of fields such as soils, hydrology, fish and/or wildlife habitat management, limnology, botany, environmental health, recreation or agriculture.
  • Established and maintained inventories and/or monitoring studies.
  • Used monitoring data to modify proposed projects.
  • Gathered and evaluated vegetation and/or fish and wildlife data to determine health of aquatic and/or terrestrial ecosystem.
  • Developed practical criteria or used models for evaluating current and desired management conditions and trends in ecosystems.
  • Considered the needs of special status species.
  • Participated in watershed analysis of vegetative trends.
  • Participated in analysis of water quality problems.
  • Participated in cultural resources analysis
  • Participated in wildland fire planning activities
  • Other
  • None of the above
3 Select from the choice(s) below the types of documents produced as a result of your participation in water/natural resource investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • Appraisal Study Report
  • Feasibility Report
  • Design Memorandum
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Statement
  • Biological Opinion
  • Biological Assessment
  • Construction Contract
  • Resource Management Plans
  • Resource Plans
  • Park Plans
  • Environmental Impact Report
  • Conservation Implementation Plan
  • Categorical Exclusion Checklist
  • Finding of No Significant Impact
  • Record of Decision
  • Other
  • None of the above
4 Are you proficient in the use of databases? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select from the choice(s) below the purpose of the investigations in which you participated. Answer to this question is required
  • Conjunctive management or use
  • Surface water storage
  • Groundwater storage
  • Water re-use
  • Water quality
  • Ecosystem restoration and/or habitat enhancement
  • Adaptive management
  • Salinity intrusion
  • Sediment transport
  • Municipal and Industrial (M&I) water supply
  • Agricultural water supply
  • Watershed management
  • Flood control
  • Water conservation
  • Water recycling
  • Underground storage tank removal
  • Hydroelectric energy production
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Dam safety
  • Resource management planning
  • Cultural resources
  • Fish and Wildlife resources
  • Recreation
  • Wildland fire planning
  • Other
  • None of the above
6 Have you received an employee performance appraisal rating in the previous 12 months?
  • Yes
  • No
7 In the last three years, have you been recognized for your performance, accomplishments, and/or contributions at work?
  • Yes
  • No
8 Where did you learn about this vacancy?
  • Asianlife.com
  • Diversenote.com
  • NativeAmericanJobs.com
  • WorkplaceDiversity.com
  • Department of Veterans Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  • Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  • Referral from a Professional Organization
  • Job/Career Fair
  • Referral from a friend or family member
  • Reclamation Employee
  • Reclamation Internet Site
  • Referral from a State or Local government
  • Referral from another Federal Agency/employee
  • OPM USAJOBS Internet Site
  • Other Internet Site
  • Other