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General Biologist (Endangered Species), GS-0401-13

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Employer Description
Indian Affairs provides services to 573 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit:
Job Description
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Southwest Region in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The incumbent ensures fulfillment of the Federal Government's trust responsibilities relating to all aspects of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the resources utilized by tribes of sustenance, cultural enrichment, economic development and support.
Job Requirements
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0401: General Biological Science Series).

Basic Requirement:

1. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. -OR- 2. Combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 24 semester hours) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline closely related to Natural Resources; PLUS appropriate experience or additional education. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, applicants must also meet the Minimum Qualification requirements below: Specialized Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-12 level in the Federal service, in managing the planning and implementation of an interdisciplinary program as it relates to the Endangered Species Act. Experience in performing and coordinating field analysis, biological assessment or evaluations. Interpret and understand the development and enhancement of trust natural resources, and ability to incorporate them into the cultural resource management process. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

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18 November 2019
17 December 2019
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