Natural Resource Specialist (Fuels) – US Bureau of Land Management – Worland, WY
Basic Education Required: Must have a Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. –OR- Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture or natural resources management, or at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, natural resources, wildland fire management, forestry, or agriculture equivalent to a major field of study, plus appropriate experience or additional education that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, or natural resources.
Additional Experience Required: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, you must meet specialized experience requirements.
Specialized Experience Requirements:
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement(s); please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, 1 year of creditable specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 is required. Examples of work experience include, but are not limited to: assisting in the development of natural resources management plans, planning vegetation improvement projects and specifications, participating on NEPA interdisciplinary teams, working and coordinating with partners and the public.
To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, 1 year of creditable specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 is required. Examples of work experience include, but are not limited to: developing natural resources management plans including vegetation monitoring studies, vegetation improvement project development and inspections, leading NEPA interdisciplinary teams, working and coordinating with partners and the public.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
To qualify for the GS-9: Master’s (or equivalent graduate degree) -OR- 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree, in a field of study that is directly related to this position.
To qualify for the GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree -OR-3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree in a field of study that is directly related to this position.
Time in Grade Requirements: Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
*You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of walking, standing, crouching, or UTV’s over rough, uneven, or rocky terrain. Additional physical fitness requirements may be required based upon wildland fire qualifications.
Work Environment: The work is performed outdoors in remote areas. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomfort.