You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify, you must have met one of the following:
a. Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level which is directly related to this position and demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work. Specialized experience includes conducting research and surveys of fish and wildlife; analyzing sampling data using statistical methods and monitoring habitats; and recording, compiling, and organizing biological data using automated databases. Your resume must clearly demonstrate this experience. OR
b. Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics, that includes at least 6 semester hours of courses directly related to fishery subjects, such as fishery biology, ichthyology, limnology, aquaculture, etc. OR
c. Possess a combination of qualifying experience and education as described in A and B above, that equals at least 100% of the Basic Requirements. Note: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Your resume must clearly demonstrate any qualifying experience.
NOTE: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the academic professor or from your school stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if selected, you will be required to produce original transcripts.
All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: You can receive credit for education earned outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution, or that full credit has been given by an accredited institution in the United States. For more information, see http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
It is your responsibility to provide evidence that educational provisions are met when applying.