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USDA Pilot and gunner openings NV

scout88305

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Northern Minnesota
The outfit I worked for trapping wolves in MN is hiring in NV, couldn't link this any other way but copy and paste. The gunner makes way less but makes the pilot look good LMAO,,, some of you retired guys could get payed to do some fun **** but believe me it would feel like work is short order. Good luck, Eric:lol:

[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]ANNOUNCEMENT #USDA-WS-NV-15-05[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]POSITION TITLE: Airplane Pilot[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]SERIES/GRADE: AD-2181-12[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]LOCATION: Wildlife Services, Western Region[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Elko, NV[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]SALARY: Range for AD-12: $70,192 to $91,255 [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]WHEN TO APPLY: September 1, 2015 to September 11, 2015[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Mail/Fax Applications to: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] 8775 Technology Way[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] Reno, NV 89521[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] Fax: 775-851-4828[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]WHO MAY APPLY?[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]This announcement is open to all United States Citizens[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]DURATION APPOINTMENT:[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Intermittent Appointment w/o benefits not to exceed 3 months (90 days)[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]MARKETING STATEMENT: [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]This position is that of a Wildlife Service Pilot (fixed-wing), Wildlife Services (WS) Program, US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The primary purpose of this position is concerned with the pilot duties and responsibilities in support of WS operations to protect resources and human interests from wildlife damage. Secondary functions of this position may include Check Airman and/or Certified Flight Instructor Pilot duties.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Times New Roman Bold, serif]Summary - [/FONT]You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team![/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their career with APHIS. It is difficult to predict the frequency with which such emergency situations may occur – and could range from several emergencies in a year to none over the course of many years. In the event that you are called upon to support an emergency program, this may require irregular working hours, including overtime, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. While some emergency program support assignments may be able to be performed at the employee’s current duty station, in other cases employees may be asked to go on-site to a temporary duty station location. In addition, it may be necessary for employees to participate in multiple rotations to an emergency program assignment. Attempts to keep disruption to the employees to a minimum will be made.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Major Duties:[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]The duties may include, but are not limited to:[/FONT]

  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Pilots a fixed-wing airplane with gunner or observer on board for the purpose of locating and/or shooting predatory animals or aiding ground crews in providing such assistance in other situations requiring aerial surveys, census, etc.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Ensures scheduling and completion of routine and non-routine maintenance and airworthiness of aircraft placed under their responsibility in accordance with APHIS Aviation Operations manual.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Receives recurrent flight training and provides training and instruction to other WS personnel in the proper procedures and techniques of hunting from aircraft, safety aspects, and program policies regarding aircraft operations.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Conducts safety evaluations of personnel participating in aerial activities and on aircraft used in WS operations.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Performs other duties as assigned by the State Director.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Degree of Hazard:[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Assignments involve flying aircraft over unfavorable terrain. A very high degree of skill is required because of flight procedures, maneuvering and environmental factors. The incumbent must be able to navigate visually to mission area in remote areas by use of terrain features rather than standard or typical navigations equipment. The incumbent must have the ability to maintain visual contact with target animals while avoiding ground structures or terrain features. The incumbent is required to fly very precise patterns, close to the surface and at slow air speeds. Assignments or mission requirements may be further complicated by performance of a number of tasks requiring precise timing and execution. Other situations typical of this position, such as firearm usage, may result from constant diversions or division of attention from flying the aircraft and require immediate response on the part of the pilot to take immediate corrective action to avert an incident. Typical missions are flown during daylight hours under visual conditions with extreme variances of temperature, wind conditions, high density altitudes, and over unfavorable terrain, e.g., mountains, forest, or deserts with responsibility for operating from confined or isolated areas.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Qualifications:[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]To qualify, you MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Minimum eligibility requirements for positions in this occupation are based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the position.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Certificates and Ratings: Candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or the appropriate military rating. For flight instructor positions, the FAA Flight Instructor Certificate and Instrument Rating or the military equivalent rating is also required. The pilot certificate must include the rating(s) appropriate to the work of the position to be filled.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot, flight instructor, or flight examiner, as appropriate. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Flight Experience: Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recency of flight experience. The categories in which candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency relate to (1) the general knowledge and skills to pilot the aircraft, and (2) the specific knowledge and skills related to the particular position being filled. Only that flight experience that is directly related to the work of the position is required for purposes of establishing minimum eligibility.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]MINIMUM FLIGHT HOUR REQUIREMENTS (applies to all applicants)[/FONT]



  1. [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Total Flight Time – 1500 hours. Flight time as pilot-in-command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. [/FONT]



  1. [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Pilot-In Command – 250 hours. Only flight hours acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable.[/FONT]



  1. [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Night Flying – 75 hours. [/FONT]



  1. [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Flying Time Last 12 months – 100 hours. [/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]MEDICAL REQUIREMENT[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]At the time of initial appointment, candidates for all pilot positions must possess a current first or second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Supervisory Controls:[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]General supervision of the WS aerial program is provided by the State Director. Major decisions concerning aircraft management will be made by the State Director. Actual aerial operations are coordinated by the District Supervisor and/or designated ground crew member. The incumbent has considerable latitude in exercising independent judgment in terms of airplane operations and procedures. The State Director will provide direct supervision of the incumbent and will establish overall state program objectives and policies for the incumbent. The incumbent will receive technical guidance from the Aviation Training Operations Center Manager and the Aviation Safety Officer for the WS Flight Training Program and will be in compliance with Aviation Operations and Safety requirements.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]ARE THERE SPECIAL CONDITIONS OR REQUIREMENTS?[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* U.S. Citizenship.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) or other veterans’ documents required to receive veterans’ preference.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* After successfully passing the initial screening, the New Hire pilot enters the WS New Hire/Contractor Pilot training program. The New Hire/Contractor Fixed Wing Pilot Training Program consists of a minimum 40 hours flight time, and 80 hours ground instruction specific to WS fixed wing aerial operations. Fixed-wing training shall be conducted at the WS Aviation Training and Operations Center.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* As a condition of employment, appropriate security clearance is required for this position.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Position is subject to random and applicant drug testing.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Must qualify in the use of firearms after appointment and will be required to carry and use firearms in the performance of the duties of this position.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Required to fly very precise patterns close to the surface (ground level to 200 feet) at slow speeds (60 knots or less).[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Typical missions are flown during daylight hours under visual conditions with extreme variances of temperature, wind conditions, high density altitudes, and over unfavorable terrain (e.g. mountains, forest or desserts).[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Must be able to become certified by Wildlife Services for Predator Damage Management flights.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* You must have a valid NV State Motor vehicle license within 30 Days of hire.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Relocation costs will not be paid for this position.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]SPECIAL NOTICE: Applicants filing under this announcement will be considered for the above duty location only.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]DO I QUALIFY? [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]To qualify, all applicants MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Special Conditions: [/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]The incumbent will be required to complete a moderate risk level, minimum background investigation as a condition of employment.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]GENERAL EXPERIENCE:[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif](1). Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position. (2). Experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Applicants are required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]For the ad-12 grade level[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif] - [/FONT][/FONT]Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal service. [/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]WHAT MUST MY APPLICATION INCLUDE?[/FONT]

  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Resume -[FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Your application (Optional Form (OF-612) Standard Form (SF-171), resume, or any other written format you choose to describe[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]your job-related qualifications.[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Announcement Number, Title, Series, and Grade(s) for which you are applying.[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Your Full Name, Mailing Address (including zip code) and Phone Number(s) (including area codes)[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]

  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Social Security Number[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Country of Citizenship[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Documentation of Education: High School – Give name, city, state, and date of diploma or GED. College – List the names of all colleges and universities attended including city, state, major(s), and type and year of any degree received. College transcripts – A copy of your college diploma or a list of college courses with grades and credits, (indicate quarter/semester hours and GPA) MUST be submitted. [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Work History - Describe in your own words previous work applicable to this position. (Do not submit a position description.) [/FONT][/FONT]INCLUDE DATES (M/D/Y), HOURS PER WEEK; AND, IF FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDE THE SERIES AND GRADE LEVEL. IF THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUDED, THE EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE CREDITED.[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Courier New, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Description of other experience related to this job (e.g., volunteer work).[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]




[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]SUPPLEMENTAL EXPERIENCE STATEMENT[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ARE TO BE ANSWERED ON A PLAIN SHEET OF PAPER:[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]FACTOR 1: Describe any experience you have flying a single engine aircraft at minimum speed and at low altitude in mountainous terrain.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]FACTOR 2: Describe any experience you have landing aircraft on improved or unimproved landing areas such as dirt roads or fields. [/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]FACTOR 3: Describe any experience you have ensuring routine or non-routine maintenance and airworthiness for aircraft under your responsibility. [/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]FACTOR 4: Describe any experience that would demonstrate your ability to plan and organize work. Also describe specific experience related to data collection using various computer software programs and writing technical reports. [/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Note: The questions in Factor 1-4 of the Supplemental Experience Statement, must be answered, signed, and dated. Exaggeration or misstatements may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from the program. Aftercompleting the Supplemental Experience Statement, look it over carefully to make sure that you have answered every question. Be sure that you have given complete information about your experience. You cannot be given credit for work you do not tell us about.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]HOW TO APPLY: [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Submit:[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]a. Complete up-to-date Application for Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612).[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]b. Your answers to the four Factors in the Supplemental Experience Statement and (if applicable)[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]c. a copy of college transcripts, to:[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] U.S. Department of Agriculture[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] Wildlife Services[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] 8775 Technology Way[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif] Reno, NV 89521[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]IMPORTANT NOTE: If you should need any forms identified in above paragraphs, feel free to contact 775-851-4848 for a copy.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Failure to follow application instructions regarding filing appropriate forms and answering questions may result in loss of employment considerations for this position. All applications must be signed, dated, and received by the closing date of this announcement.[/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]All candidates will be considered without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS
ANNOUNCEMENT #USDA-WS-NV-15-04


POSITION TITLE: Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)
(Aerial Crewmember)
Full-time Appointment w/benefits
Not to exceed: 13 months


SERIES/GRADE: AD-404-4/5


LOCATION: Wildlife Services, Western Region
Ely, NV


SALARY: Range for AD-4: $29,357 to $42,324
Range for AD-5: $30,485 to $44,078

APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their career with APHIS. It is difficult to predict the frequency with which such emergency situations may occur – and could range from several emergencies in a year to none over the course of many years. In the event that you are called upon to support an emergency program, this may require irregular working hours, including overtime, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. While some emergency program support assignments may be able to be performed at the employee’s current duty station, in other cases employees may be asked to go on-site to a temporary duty station location. In addition, it may be necessary for employees to participate in multiple rotations to an emergency program assignment. Attempts to keep disruption to the employees to a minimum will be made.


WHEN TO APPLY: September 1, 2015 to September 14, 2015


Mail/Fax Applications to: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
8775 Technology Way
Reno, NV 89521
Fax: 775-851-4828
WHO MAY APPLY?
Open to all U.S. Citizens


WHAT ARE THE DUTIES?
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of a more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.


The position is that of Biological Science Technician (wildlife), aerial crewmember, Nevada Wildlife Services Program, Nevada. The assignment involves the performance of wide range of duties relating to management and control techniques aimed at controlling wildlife damage, particularly that of predatory animals, when it conflicts with man’s economic interest, health or safety. Specifically, the primary duty is that of gunning from a super cub airplane or helicopter to control coyotes that prey upon man’s economic interest, primarily sheep and cattle.


Incumbent will perform as an aerial crewmember approximately 70% of the time throughout the year. The remaining 30% of the time, incumbent will carry out direct control operation within a specific geographical area assigned by the District Supervisor to control damages caused by predatory animals and other depredating mammalian species which cause damage to livestock, poultry or crops.


Incumbent will control predation of coyotes by locating them while riding in the rear seat of a Super Cub airplane or helicopter, and employ a 12-gauge shotgun to take animals while flying at an altitude of 50 – 75 feet above the terrain. Most of the activities will take place in and adjacent to sheep pastures in the Eastern part of Nevada but aerial control will be done anywhere in the State where terrain and weather permit a safe operation and predatory animal control is needed to reduce or prevent predation.


Should have trained eyesight to evaluate ground conditions and signs and locate coyotes while flying rapidly over various terrains. Should have considerable experience riding in small aircrafts under varying air conditions. Incumbent must be well coordinated and be able to maneuver in confined quarters while gunning.


Should have a thorough knowledge of the habits, characteristics and habitats occupied by a wide variety of avian and mammalian species that are, or that may become a threat in terms of economic interest, public health aspects, or human and/or livestock safety. Must be able to correctly assess current damage, and to forecast future damage situation and relate them to the depredation species and determine the most effective means of control. Should be highly skilled in the use of various control tools, especially the use of firearms. Other control tools utilized include snares, traps, M-44 (cyanide) devises, calling and shooting, and den hunting.


Incumbent occupies a hazardous duty position while gunning at extremely low altitudes. Must be aware of the potential hazards involved and be knowledgeable of and judiciously practice all safety measures available. Is required to wear a helmet, fire retardant clothing, and other safety equipment and be knowledgeable of survival methods in case of an emergency landing in remote areas.


Serves as expert instructor to others training to serve as back-up gunner in the State and as gunner in adjacent states. Advises supervisory personnel regarding effectiveness of aerial programs and makes recommendations for improvement.


Incumbent will be in frequent contact with many Nevada Wildlife Services Specialist and their cooperators. Must know and seek to instill in them the principles, policies, and objectives of the Nevada Wildlife Services Program with an understanding of contradictory view, or attitudes of opposing groups or agencies. Will inspect and survey areas and as necessary will prepare or revise existing maps.


Prepares and assists others in preparing and submitting routine and special reports regarding daily, weekly, or monthly activities, observation, events, and other relevant data collected. Responsible for reporting accomplishments, problems encountered, work locations, etc., on report forms to supervisor.


Makes contacts with private landowners, local cooperating agencies, State and County officials and other members of the general public for the purposes of gathering data, exchanging information, obtaining cooperation and/or resolving problems., May be required to contact adjacent landowners or residents to advise of the work being conducted, if there is a possible conflict regarding aerial control operations.


ARE THERE SPECIAL CONDITIONS OR REQUIREMENTS?
* As a condition of employment, appropriate security clearance is required for this position.
* Must be physically fit, willing and able to safely gun from a low-flying aircraft.
* Position is subject to random and/or applicant drug testing.
* DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) or other veterans’ documents required to receive veterans’ preference.
* You must have a valid NV State Motor vehicle license. Operation of a government owned or leased vehicle is required.
* Must be well coordinated and highly skilled in the use of firearm, particularly firing from fast moving aircraft.
* Selectee must qualify in the use of firearms after appointment and will be required to carry and use firearms in the performance of the duties of this position.
* Applicants will be required to sign an HRO-Form 127, Inquiry for Positions Requiring Possession of Firearms at time of appointment.
* Is frequently required to work irregular hours when conditions are optimum for aerial predator control.
* Must pass certified pesticide applicator examinations.
* Must attend and pass aerial crewmember training in Cedar City, Utah.
* Must be qualified to use immobilization drugs and obtain certification.
* Relocation costs will not be paid for this position.


SPECIAL NOTICE: Applicants filing under this announcement will be considered for the above duty location only.


DO I QUALIFY?
To qualify, all applicants MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
(1). Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position. (2). Experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Applicants who have required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR AD-4 GRADE LEVEL: Applicant’s must have 6 months of general experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. In addition to this, applicant’s needs 6 months of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal service. This experience is typically, or related to, the work of the position being filled.
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]OR[/FONT][/FONT]
EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION FOR AD-4 GRADE LEVEL: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, and mathematics with at least 6 of those 12 semester hours in wildlife.


[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]For the ad-5 grade level[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif] - [/FONT][/FONT]Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal service. This experience is typically in, or related to, the work of the position being filled and must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed is the factors of supplemental experience below.
OR
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Education Substitution at the ad-5 grade level[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]-[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif] Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of these courses: biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics with at least 6 semester hours in wildlife.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]OR[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Combination of Education and Experience at the AD-4/5 Grade levels [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]-[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are also qualifying.[/FONT][/FONT]


SUPPLEMENTAL EXPERIENCE STATEMENT:
THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ARE TO BE ANSWERED ON A PLAIN SHEET OF PAPER:


FACTOR 1. A general background in a biological or agricultural field which demonstrates the ability to learn basic wildlife damage management methods – techniques, including the use of firearms, euthanasia drugs, toxicants, traps, etc.; tracking of wildlife, identifying wildlife concerns associated with depredation.
a. Describe any experience and/or education in a biological or agricultural field, which demonstrated the ability to learn basic wildlife damage management methods – techniques.
b. List the extent of experience you have had with the following methods - techniques:
- firearms
- euthanasia drugs
- toxicants
- traps
- tracking of wildlife
- Identifying wildlife concerns associated with depredation or damage.


c. List any experience you have had working with threatened and/or endangered species.


FACTOR 2. ABILITY TO PLAN AND ORGANIZE WORK: Describe any experience that would demonstrate your ability to plan and organize work. Please also describe any computer skills you possess.


FACTOR 3. ABILITY TO DEAL EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS: What experience do you have in dealing with others? Have you had to negotiate issues or handle controversial matters? Describe.


FACTOR 4. KNOWLEDGE OF LAWS AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO WILDLIFE SERVICES: Describe your knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations pertaining to wildlife damage management.


Note: The questions in Factor 1-4 of the Supplemental Experience Statement, must be answered, signed, and dated. Exaggeration or misstatements may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from the program. After completing the Supplemental Experience Statement, look it over carefully to make sure that you have answered every question. Be sure that you have given complete information about your experience. You cannot be given credit for work you do not tell us about.


WHAT MUST MY APPLICATION INCLUDE?
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Your application (OF-612, resume, or any other written format you choose to describe[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]your job-related qualifications) must include:[/FONT][/FONT]
* [FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Announcement Number, Title, Series, and Grade(s) for which you are applying[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Your Full Name, Mailing Address (including zip code) and Phone Number(s) (including area codes)[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Social Security Number[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Country of Citizenship[/FONT][/FONT]
* Documentation of Education: High School – Give name, city, state, and date of diploma or GED. College – List the names of all colleges and universities attended including city, state, major(s), and type and year of any degree received. College transcripts – A copy of your college diploma or a list of college courses with grades and credits, (indicate quarter/semester hours and GPA) MUST be submitted.
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Work History - Describe in your own words previous work applicable to this position. (Do not submit a position description.) [/FONT][/FONT]INCLUDE DATES (M/D/Y), HOURS PER WEEK; AND, IF FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDE THE SERIES AND GRADE LEVEL. IF THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUDED, THE EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE CREDITED.
[FONT=Courier New, monospace][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]* Description of other experience related to this job (e.g., volunteer work).[/FONT][/FONT]












HOW TO APPLY:
Submit:
a. Complete up-to-date Application for Federal Employment (SF-171 or OF-612)
b. Your answers to the four Factors in the Supplemental Experience Statement and (if applicable)
c. a copy of college transcripts, to:


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Wildlife Services
8775 Technology Way
Reno, NV 89521


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you should need any forms identified in above paragraphs, feel free to contact 775-851-4848 for a copy.


Failure to follow application instructions regarding filing appropriate forms and answering questions may result in loss of employment considerations for this position. All applications must be signed, dated, and received by the closing date of this announcement.


All candidates will be considered without regarding to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.


















































INQUIRY FOR POSITIONS REQUIRING POSSESSION OF FIREARMS


Prior to entering a position requiring the possession of a firearm and/or ammunition, you must certify that you meet the qualifications for the position in order to comply with Title 18, United States Code, Section922(g)(9) which was effective on September 30, 1996. This law prohibits anyone who has a past conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing firearms and/or ammunition. "Misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined as any offense--whether or not explicitly described in the statute as a crime of domestic violence--which has, as its factual basis, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, was committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted" is generally defined in the statute as excluding anyone whose conviction has been expunged
or been set aside, or has received a pardon.


This provision applies to persons convicted at any time prior to or after the passage of the September 30,
1996, amendment. Moreover, there is no exemption for law enforcement officers and agents. If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the statute, you may not be placed in a position requiring the possession of a firearm or ammunition.


Prior to being placed in a position requiring the possession of a firearm or ammunition, you must
complete this certification. Depending on your response, additional information may be required from you at a later date. Please complete the certification and sign on the appropriate line below. If you are unsure whether the law applies, please consult with the servicing Employee Relations Specialist on (301) 734-6486.




CERTIFICATION


HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A MISDEMEANOR CRIME OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE STATUTE IDENTIFIED ABOVE?


Yes_________________ No________________


I hereby certify that, to the best of my information and belief, all of the information provided by me is true,
correct, complete and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information provided herein may be
grounds for future adverse action up to and including removal, and is also criminally punishable pursuant to
Federal law, including 18 U.S.C. 1001,


PRINT NAME _______________________________ SSN________________________________


SIGNATURE _______________________________ DATE ______________________________






______________________________________________________________________________________SUPERVISOR'S SIGNATURE AND TITLE


Distribution:
Original (for OPF) to Servicing Personnel Staffing Specialist
USDA, APHIS, HRO
Butler Square, Fifth Floor
100 North Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
 
hmmm, they took away my commercial pilot's license when they gave me the ATP. Wonder if they would accept ATP with Commercial privileges?
 
In the minimum qualifications paragraph....check the note. It answers your question.

Certificates and Ratings: Candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or the appropriate military rating. For flight instructor positions, the FAA Flight Instructor Certificate and Instrument Rating or the military equivalent rating is also required. The pilot certificate must include the rating(s) appropriate to the work of the position to be filled.


Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot, flight instructor, or flight examiner, as appropriate. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
 
Best part of that job would be visiting Pops everyday. :)


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Best part of that job would be visiting Pops everyday. :)

If they checked your flying history you would never qualify
 
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