Natural Resources Specialist (Park Ranger)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lake O' the Pines, Jefferson, TX
Job Category
Full time Positions
GS-0401-05/07; Promotion Potential GS-09
Last Date to Apply
About the Position: This recruitment is for a Natural Resources Specialist GS-05/07 developmental position with the Target Grade at the GS-09 level with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division (SWD), Fort Worth District, Operations Division, Located in Jefferson, Texas. Duties: Provide assistance with recreation and park administration. Participate in developing planning documents for shoreline management and stabilization. Coordinate various project activities in the fisheries and wildlife management. Implement resource management actions that promote soil and water conservation. Develop short range planning for historic property management and protection. Provide visitor assistance, public safety and education.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement: A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this 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 the GS-05: GS-05 Specialized Experience: Applicants who meet the basic requirements described above are fully qualified for this grade level. To qualify for the GS-07: GS-07 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience performing the following: 1) preparing documents pertaining to leasing and managing of 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;(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;(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:// 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.
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