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Natural Resources Specialist – Texas
US Army Corps of Engineers
Coleman, TX Dawson, TX
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Our 32,000 employees—primarily civilian—are delivering positive impacts for today and tomorrow. As the nation’s largest Federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ more than 420 lake and river projects in 43 states provide more than 7,700 miles of land and water trail systems. Park rangers protect the nation’s natural recreation facilities and its visitors. Park Rangers provide support for the preservation of these natural resources by managing recreational grounds and educating visitors through environmental outreach programs. Park Ranger employees ensure the safety and enjoyment of USACE recreation facilities for visitors of all ages and help local students and citizens learn about the natural and man-made resources they manage.
These positions are for Natural Resources Specialist GS-0401-05/07/09 and are located at Hords Creek Lake in Coleman, TX and Navarro Mills Lake in Dawson, TX.
NATURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST GS-0401-05/07/09
What You Need to Know – Eligibility, Basic Education Requirement, and Qualification Requirements
In order to be eligible for this position, you must be a Recent Graduate. A Recent Graduate is a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of the applicant. Exception: For a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more than four years, the degree may be awarded by an institution of higher education not more than four years before the date of the appointment of the applicant.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (ALL GRADES):
Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Related disciplines would be zoology, forestry, fisheries biology, wildlife ecology, environmental law, biology, botany, range management, geology, and other biological science courses.
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.
NATURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST GS-0401-05/07/09
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).
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.
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/).
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).
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.
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.
For Consideration, provide a copy of your resume with your graduation date and transcripts to Mr. Brady Dempsey at Brady.Dempsey@ usace.army.mil no later than Sept 30, 2019. Reference “Direct Hire Candidate” in the email subject line and specify which grades you wish to be considered for.