Biological Science Technician-Whiskeytown, CA-Latest Job Vacancy January 2015

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Biological Science Technician (Plants)

Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:KLBA-15-1292648-DE-cd
SALARY RANGE: $15.31 to $15.31 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 to Wednesday, January 14, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 HRS
DUTY LOCATIONS: Few vacancies in the following location:
Whiskeytown, CA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

This is a TEMPORARY SEASONAL POSITION that will generally last at least 3 months but no longer than 6 months (or 1039 working hours) within one service year.

About the position:  The Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network (I&M) are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as GS-0404-05 Biological Science Technicians.  This position is a full-time, temporary appointment.  2 positions are available.  Government housing is available for rent.  The duties of this position will require you to be duty stationed at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area for the first part of your season and you will finish your season at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

For information on our National Park Service units, please click on the following links:

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area:  WHIS

Lassen Volcanic National Park:  LAVO

Occasional Travel
Occasional travel to other NPS Network units



These temporary positions will be working for the Klamath Network Inventory and Monitoring Program located in Ashland, Oregon.  The Klamath Network is composed of six units managed by the National Park Service located throughout northern California and southern Oregon. These units include Crater Lake National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park Lava Beds National Monument, Oregon Caves National Monument, Redwood National and State Parks, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.  
These positions will be park based, first at Whiskeytown NRA for the first part of the season then work will conclude at Lassen Volcanic NP. The work schedule is eight days on/six days off or four days on/three days off, with a typical work day of 10 hours. Park housing will be available, at a cost to the employee. Employees will, occasionally, be camping in developed campgrounds during a work week, some backcountry camping may also be required. During a work day employees will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 30 lbs., walk long distances, and stand for extended periods of time. He/she will be exposed to high/cold temperatures, rain and possibly snow, extreme sun exposure, stinging and biting insects, and poisonous plants. Prior experience on vegetation monitoring field crew is preferred. Experience with vascular plant identification in the western US is highly desired, as well as, estimating cover of vascular plants, forest mensuration techniques, off trail navigation (using map/compass and GPS), photography, and data management. Field work will be performed in teams of 2 or 3. Field data will be collected electronically on site; computer and database literacy are paramount.

Employment is expected to begin in early May and end mid-September.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending; crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data; or in some situations the work may require physical exertion to scuba dive or operate a boat.  Heavy items (e.g., equipment and packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis. 
The work is performed in an office or outdoors.  The work performed involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals.


All qualification requirements (including any applicable selective factors) must be met by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.
Additional information on the minimum qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at the following link: GS-0404 Qualification Standards  
To qualify, applicant must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience for this position is work involving one or more aspects of vegetation management such as:  performing basic vegetation inventories, studies, and surveys; participating in site rehabilitation through soil preparation, native seed dispersal, live planting and weeding; applying/performing a variety of manual, mechanical, chemical, and/or bio-control methods in planned management of exotics (non-natives), native species, and/or weeds, etc. OR must have successfully completed at least four years of education above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field of scientific or technical study, such as in biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics, or other directly-related subject matter.  (At least 6 semester hours of this coursework must have been in subjects that were directly related to the work of this position, such as in botany, plants, or other natural resource topics related to vegetation management). OR have an equivalent combination of education and experience.  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.  Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience.  For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described above (50% of the experience requirement), and 3 years of college study from an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education) which included at least 12 semester hours of related coursework of which at least 3 semester hours were in subjects directly related to the work of this position (50% of the related coursework required).

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must document your course work and/or degree completed in your resume or other application materials you submit.  You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed.  If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration.  (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).

NOTE: Credit will be given for all qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received and whether the experience was gained as a part-time or full-time occupation. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience, your resume must indicate clearly: 1. The nature of your duties and responsibilities in each position; and 2. Complete dates of employment period (e.g. MM/YY to MM/YY, MM/YYYY to Present, etc.); and 3. The number of hours per week spent in such employment for each position.

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.

For GS-5: Successful completion of 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 courses such as those shown above for GS-3. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. The successful completion of a full course of study of at least 12 months in a school for clinical laboratory technicians may be substituted for the 1 year of specialized experience required at the GS-5 level for positions involving microbiology and biochemistry technician work. 
A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total minimum qualification requirements. It is your responsibility to provide documented proof that you have met the applicable educational provisions. Unofficial college transcript(s); a statement from the registrar, dean, or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) is acceptable. Failure to submit your documentation will result a "not qualified" rating. Official transcripts will be required prior to a start date. NOTE: Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education's College Accreditation Website.

Foreign education credentials must be evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Website


You are required to properly wear a National Park Service uniform in accordance with agency policy; an allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.

You are not required to occupy government housing/quarters; however housing may be available for rent.

You may be required to obtain (through applicable government training) and use a government-issued credit card for travel purposes.

You are required to operate a government vehicle, therefore, must be able to acquire and hold a valid state Driver’s License.

To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The questions are designed to capture the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Failure to submit a resume will result in ineligibility. Eligible applicants will be assigned to one of three quality levels (Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified). Ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application, you will be assigned a rating to commensurate your described experience. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

You Must Possess The Following KSA’s:
KSA #1:  Knowledge of vegetation sampling and identification.
KSA #2:  Physical field work.
KSA #3:  Use of electronic gear (GPS, Digital Cameras, PC Notebook).
KSA #4:  Collecting, entering, and managing data.
KSA #5:  Following directions and working with others.
The following link is a list of questions from the online questionnaire. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL this preview, as it will only be accepted by online submission or fax.

View Assessment Questions

Veteran's preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the highest category on the referral list (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). XP and TP preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles within their assigned category. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Preference Advisor. For more information, visit Feds Hire Vets.
To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must score within the Well Qualified group (prior to veterans’ preference being applied) on the application questionnaire. For information, click CTAP/ICTAP.


The Federal government offers limited benefits to temporary employees. To explore these visit: Temporary Employee Benefits.  Effective January 2015, temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees on appointments expected to last at least 90 days, and expected to work a schedule of 130 hours or more a calendar month, will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) health plan upon notification from their employing office.  Temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees for whom the expectation of hours of employment changes to meet the above requirement would become eligible to enroll in an FEHB health plan upon notification from their employing office.  Eligible employees who elect to participate will receive the same government contribution as permanent employees and will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles; the employee share is deducted from bi-weekly earnings.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

For additional information about this position please contact:
Sean B. Smith, Ecologist

For information on how to apply to this position please contact:

Christine Domingo, Staffing Specialist - Klamath Basin/San Francisco Bay Area Parks

Phone:  541-594-3019
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST):  Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX to document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the Application Cover Page. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number:1292648 

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses to the questionnaire and appropriate documentation is submitted, prior to the closing date of this announcement.


RESUME: (Acceptable formats include: .jpg, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .wpd, or html)
For recommendations on formatting, required content, and helpful tips, please visit our Resume Reference Page. 
OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE:  Follow the instructions above for completing and submitting the occupational questionnaire.
COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS:  This position allows for substituting education for experience. If you are using education to meet qualifications for this position, you must submit a COPY of your college transcripts or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) to support your education.  Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and if applicable the date a degree was conferred.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is required. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a Standard Form, (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", and a letter (dated 1991 or later) from the Veterans Administration, showing the percentage of the service-connected disability. Veterans’ preference is given in accordance with applicable laws and regulation.
CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBLES:  1. A COPY of your agency notice, 2. A COPY of your most recent performance rating, and 3. A COPY of your most recent SF-50 noting: current position, grade level, and duty location.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
   ·Other Veterans Document

Sean B. Smith
Phone: (541)552-8570
Agency Information:
Klamath Basin SF Bay Area SHRO
Fort Mason
Building 201
San Francisco, CA

Once your online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.

After the announcement closes and your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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