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Grade: 09

1 GS-9 Choose the one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the requirements for Fishery Biologist positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 4 years of college leading to a bachelor’s degree in biological science including 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, or fish culture; and 12 semester hours in animal science subjects such as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research.
  • I have completed college courses equivalent to major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours) of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences as shown in choice 1 above, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education comparable to the completion of a 4-year course of study.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-9 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience, graduate education, or a combination of professional experience and graduate education. Select the one response that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a master’s or equivalent graduate degree in a directly related field.
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level as described in the qualifications section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education as described in choice 1 above that is beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate specialized experience as described in choice 2 above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 Choose the one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the requirements for Fishery Biologist positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 4 years of college leading to a bachelor’s degree in biological science including 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, or fish culture; and 12 semester hours in animal science subjects such as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research.
  • I have completed college courses equivalent to major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours) of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences as shown in choice 1 above, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education comparable to the completion of a 4-year course of study.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-11 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience, graduate education, or a combination of professional experience and graduate education. Select the one response that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field.
  • I possess 1 year of specialized experience in fishery biology or related disciplines equivalent to GS-9 level. Examples of experience may include participating in the planning/execution of biological studies with a limited number of variables; performing established, standardized tests and analyses on a broad range of biological samples; conducting studies using established fact finding procedures; drafting portions of work plans and operating guides.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education as described in choice 1 above that is beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate specialized experience as described in choice 2 above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

Grade: All Grades

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

Choose the statement below that best describes your status.

Answer to this question is required
  • I am a recent graduate who has completed within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school, a 2- or 4-year college or university, a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school), or a post-secondary home school curriculum.
  • I am a current student enrolled in a qualifying degree program as described above AND expect to complete my degree requirements no later than December 2019. I understand that if I do not complete my degree requirements by December 2019 that I will be ineligible for consideration under this program.
  • I am a veteran unable to apply within two years of receiving my degree due to military service obligation; however, I am within the period of eligibility described in the vacancy announcement that began from the date of my release or discharge from active duty. I possess a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school, a 2- or 4-year college or university, a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school), or a post-secondary home school curriculum.
  • None of the above.
3 When did you obtain your latest degree or certificate (provide month/year in the space below)? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 How did you find out about this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  • Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  • OPM USAJOBS website
  • Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  • LatPro.com internet job site
  • GoldSea.com internet job site
  • The Black EOE Journal
  • Other commercial internet job site
  • Other
5

Which best describes your level of knowledge and experience in ecology and conservation biology?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had general and advanced courses in ecology and conservation biology through an accredited academic institution and have more than 3 years of formal research experience including study design and implementation and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
  • I have had general and advanced courses in ecology and conservation biology through an accredited academic institution or have 1-3 years of formal research experience including study design and implementation and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
  • I have had general and advanced courses in ecology and conservation biology through an accredited academic institution, but little or no formal research experience, including study design and implementation and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
  • I have no knowledge or experience in ecology and conservation biology.
6 Apply knowledge of regional data management and analyses to Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region native landscape ecology, landscape restoration, and habitat management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task 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.
7 Knowledge in the ecological disciplines of species and habitat conservation and restoration; effects of ecosystem stressors such as climate or land use changes; and biodiversity and habitats within the Great Lakes region. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task 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 Gather, interpret and synthesize existing scientific information on the ecology, conservation and management of natural resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I am an expert in gathering, interpreting and synthesizing scientific information on the ecology, conservation and management of natural resources.
  • I have experience in gathering, interpreting and synthesizing scientific information on the ecology, conservation and management of natural resources.
  • I have received instruction in gathering, interpreting and synthesizing scientific information on the ecology, conservation and management of natural resources.
  • I have no experience related to gathering, interpreting and synthesizing scientific information on the ecology, conservation and management of natural resources.
9 Knowledge and experience analyzing population dynamics, including analyses of population viability. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task 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.
10 Within a large ecosystem-scale, multiagency habitat restoration and monitoring program, identify and develop opportunities to expand collaboration between biological research and habitat restoration activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task 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.
11 Which best describes your level of knowledge and experience in conducting research predicting species distributions, population status, aquatic system health or biotic integrity at the landscape scale to aid in developing conservation priorities for management agencies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, but little or no formal research experience or publications to aid in developing conservation priorities at the landscape scale for management agencies.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) at least one peer reviewed paper or final report to aid in developing conservation priorities at the landscape scale for management agencies.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) two or more peer reviewed papers to aid in developing conservation priorities at the landscape scale for management agencies.
  • I have no knowledge or experience as described above.
12 Which best describes your level of knowledge and experience in conducting research focusing on the ecology, conservation, and/or management of freshwater fish and their associated aquatic ecosystems and communities to aid in developing conservation priorities for management agencies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, but little or no formal research experience or publications to aid in developing conservation priorities at the landscape scale for management agencies.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) at least one peer reviewed paper or final report to aid in developing conservation priorities at the landscape scale for management agencies.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) two or more peer reviewed papers to aid in developing conservation priorities at the landscape scale for management agencies.
  • I have no knowledge or experience as described above.
13 Which best describes your level of knowledge (through formal education, work experience or training) that may be used in research projects on issues related to the conservation of genetic resources in propagation programs and restoration/rehabilitation efforts, the use of genetic data to manage biologically-relevant resource units, innovative uses of molecular genetic approaches to study ecological factors crucial to resource management, and develop and direct a Molecular Conservation Genetics Program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, but little or no formal research experience or peer-reviewed publications evaluating conservation of genetic resources in propagation programs and restoration/rehabilitation efforts, the use of genetic data to manage biologically-relevant resource units, innovative uses of molecular genetic approaches to study ecological factors crucial to resource management, and develop and direct a Molecular Conservation Genetics Program.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) one paper or final report evaluating conservation of genetic resources in propagation programs and restoration/rehabilitation efforts, the use of genetic data to manage biologically-relevant resource units, innovative uses of molecular genetic approaches to study ecological factors crucial to resource management, and develop and direct a Molecular Conservation Genetics Program.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) two or more papers in conservation of genetic resources in propagation programs and restoration/rehabilitation efforts, the use of genetic data to manage biologically-relevant resource units, innovative uses of molecular genetic approaches to study ecological factors crucial to resource management, and develop and direct a Molecular Conservation Genetics Program.
  • I have no formal education, work experience, or training in this area.
14 Which best describes your level of knowledge (through formal education, work experience or training) that may be used in research projects on issues related to the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems with implications for fisheries management, including evaluating fisheries science and management, aquatic food web ecology and dynamics, aquatic habitat and native species restoration, and/or stream/riverine ecology and management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience as described above
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, but little or no formal research experience or peer-reviewed publications evaluating fisheries science and management, aquatic food web ecology and dynamics, aquatic habitat and native species restoration, and/or stream/riverine ecology and management.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) one paper or final report evaluating fisheries science and management, aquatic food web ecology and dynamics, aquatic habitat and native species restoration, and/or stream/riverine ecology and management.
  • I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, and have conducted research and published (or in press) two or more papers fisheries science and management, aquatic food web ecology and dynamics, aquatic habitat and native species restoration, and/or stream/riverine ecology and management.
15 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. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No