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NATURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST (RANGER)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Grand Rivers, KY, United States
Employer Description
Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. About Locations:

Lake Barkley, Grand Rivers, KY - Located 27 miles southeast from Paducah, KY and 10 miles west of Eddyville, KY

Cheatham Lake, Ashland City, TN - Located 34 miles northwest of Nashville, TN and 24 miles southeast of Clarksville, TN

Old Hickory Lake, Hendersonville, TN - Located in Hendersonville, TN and 17 miles north of Nashville, TN.

J. Percy Priest Lake, Donelson, TN - Located 11 miles east of downtown Nashville.

Cordell Hull Lake, Carthage, TN - Located 60 miles east of Nashville, TN and 41 miles west of Cookeville, TN.

Center Hill Lake, Lancaster, TN - Located 25 miles west of Cookeville, TN.

Dale Hollow Lake, Celina, TN - Located 41 miles north of Cookeville, TN and 21 miles north of Livingston, TN

Lake Cumberland, Somerset, KY - Located in Somerset, KY and 80 miles from Lexington, KY

Job Description
About the Position: This announcement covers a variety of professional and administrative positions under the Direct Hire Authority for Recent Graduates. Applicants must reapply every 90 days to remain eligible for consideration. This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Recent Graduates.
Job Requirements
Who May Apply: To be eligible for consideration you must meet the definition of recent graduate as defined below: Recent Graduate: 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. 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 education and experience. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-5

Basic Requirement for Natural Resources Specialist (Ranger):

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

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: GS 7 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience utilizing basic recreation management skills or environmental recreation compliance to include: investigating violations of safety rules, etc. and communicating information to visitors.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, such as: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

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; 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/).

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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. GS 9

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in natural resource management and related laws, policies, and regulations as they pertain to managing government properties.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

OR

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, such as: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

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) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/564921500

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
07 April 2020
CLOSES
07 September 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
34916 – 68777
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Biology