This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), in Honolulu, HI.This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS).
This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure.
Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.The ZP-2 is equivalent to the GS-07-10 grade level.The full performance level of this positon is ZP-02.Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) of 11.32% is paid for locations in Hawaii.
COLA is exempt from Federal income taxes.
The COLA is not reflected in the locality salary shown in this vacancy announcement.This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-PIR-2018-0015, which is open to status candidates.
You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.* A one year probationary/trial period may be required.* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.* This position is not in the bargaining unit.NOTES:This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Biologist, ZP-0401-02 positions throughout NOAA.
The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).Physical Requirements: On an intermittent basis, the incumbent must be able to swim and tread water in seawater and pools, and be able to pull him/herself up in order to exit the water onto rafts; must be able to assist in moving aquatic animals up to 100 lbs.; must be able to lift objects up to 50 lbs. unassisted; must be able to repeatedly bend and stoop while measuring aquatic animals.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.
This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified.
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You MUST meet the following requirements:EDUCATION:Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.-OR-Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to above major, plus appropriate experience or additional education.-AND-SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
This experience need not have been in the Federal government.
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.To qualify at the ZP-02: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-1 or GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Observing ocean surroundings and vessel operations while embarked on an ocean-going vessel during harsh ocean conditions.Recording data on protected species observations and fishing operations.Recording sea turtle, seabird, and marine mammal encounters incidental to fishing operations.Collecting biological samples from postmortem specimens.Entering data into a database via computer.-OR-SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.-OR-COMBINATION OF EDUCATION: A combination of related graduate level education and specialized experience.
All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals.