Natural Resource Specialist: Texas

Agency
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location
Somerville, Texas
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
GS-05 $36,118-$46,953 GS-07 $44,740-$58,158 GS-09 $54,727-$71,146
Start Date
01/16/2023
Last Date to Apply
11/30/2022
Website
http://www.usace.army.mil/careers/
Description
Enforce rules and regulations, assist visitors, support park operations and flood risk management, support natural resource activities related to fisheries, wildlife management, habitat protection for threatened and endangered species, cultural resources protection, develop and manage service contracts and much more.
Qualifications
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (ALL GRADES): A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR  B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.   In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: TO QUALIFY FOR A GS-05: Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the basic education requirement are fully qualified for the specified entry grade of GS-05. TO QUALIFY FOR A GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) preparing documents pertaining to leasing and managing project lands; AND 2) providing project information to the visiting public through brochures, bulletin boards, news releases and/or telephone calls. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).  OR  Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR  Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).  OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages. TO QUALIFY FOR A GS-09: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) enforcing project regulations, laws and policies by educating visitors; AND 2) planning and/or implementing environmental, recreational and natural resources activities at a park or lake. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). OR  Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR  Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:   This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screen and will involve ongoing participation in a random drug testing program. This position requires the incumbent to maintain a valid, State-issued motor vehicle driver’s license. The incumbent must wear a Corps of Engineers Park Ranger uniform as prescribed in ER/EP 1130-2-550, Chapter 8. The incumbent will be required to work weekends and holidays as part of a normal work week. Incumbent is subject to unscheduled overtime work at all hours in case of fire, accident or other emergency. The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Motorboat Operator’s license. Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification. The work of this position is outdoors and is therefore, subject to inclement weather (cold, heat, rain, snow), etc. Exposure to stinging insects (possible reaction – anaphylactic shock) and poisonous plants may be encountered. A pre-employment physical is required. All positions require the applicant to be a citizen of the United States. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, are required to register for Selective Service prior to appointment. A trial or probationary period may be required. All positions are subject to background investigation. Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. Resumes received as a result of this vacancy announcement, may be referred for consideration to other vacancies. Incumbent must obtain and maintain citation authority, which will require successful completion of annual refresher training.
Contact Person
Russell J. Meier
Contact Phone
979-596-1622
Contact eMail
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