POSITION TITLE, SERIES, GRADE:
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), GS-404-5,6
LOCATION OF POSITION(S): Jamaica (Queens), New York City, NY 6 Positions
DURATION: 6 month positions, May 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014.
This position is a Full Time, Excepted Service, Temporary appointment. No health benefits will be offered, however leave will accrued. Start date is May 1.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be 18 years old
If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required).Website: https://www.sss.gov/
DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference
Application forms OF-612 and OF-306 may be obtained from contact listed, or downloaded from http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp
Must have a valid State motor vehicle operator license.
If you are currently a Federal employee, include a copy of the most recent performance appraisal or a statement on the application that the rating is at least Fully Successful and the date of the rating. Additional materials not listed above (i.e. position descriptions, training certificates, etc.) may not be considered.
NOTE: APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON A NEGATIVE DRUG TEST RESULT. INCUMBENTS OF THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE ON AN ONGOING BASIS AFTER APPOINTMENT, AS DIRECTED.
Carrying/Using a firearm is a condition of Employment In the passing of the Lautenberg Amendment, Congress passed legislation which prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition. If selected you will be required to sign the form, Inquiry for Positions Requiring Possession of Firearms, certifying that you meet this criteria.
This position is located with the Wildlife Services (WS) Program, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture working at JFK International Airport. The assignment involves the performance of duties relating to wildlife management and use of control techniques aimed at controlling wildlife damage, when it conflicts with mans economic interest, health or safety. The work is primarily concerned with WS operations relating to the cessation, alleviation or mitigation of problems created by carnivores, rodents, birds and other animals in urban, suburban, rural, or airport environments.
DUTIES (Described at the full performance potential of this position)
Responsible for conducting and implementing direct control operations within a large geographical area assigned by the District Supervisor or State Director to control damage caused by avian or mammalian species.
Inspects and surveys areas to assist with existing programs.
Prepares and assists others in preparing and submitting routine and special reports regarding daily, weekly or monthly activities, observations, events and other relevant data.
Serves as an expert instructor and conducts demonstrations and training for