Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resource Specialist (Business Tool Coordinator) in Gainesville, Florida
The primary purpose of the Business Tools Coordinator is to provide leadership, technology development, technology transfer, and technical assistance for the use of NRCS business tools in the state. The incumbent provides statewide support for integrating these technologies into conservation planning and application activities using the Customer Service Toolkit (CST), Conservation Desktop, and other NRCS business tools for all applicable NRCS programs.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Time in grade: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-09 grade level for consideration for the GS-11 grade level; or one year at the GS-11 grade level for consideration for the GS-12 grade level). Basic Education Requirement:
Degree: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR
Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must meet the following Minimum Qualifications Requirement in order to be considered:
Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. This experience must include: utilizing technical tools, systems, and databases (such as Customer Service Toolkit, Conservation Desktop, Protracts, GIS/ArcGIS, etc.) in support of conservation activities; and providing technical support and training to others on the use of electronic business tools related to conservation planning and implementation. Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-11 level: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position. This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy. Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. This experience must include: Providing leadership, technology development, technology transfer and assistance for use of business tools; and providing technical support for use of Customer Service Toolkit (CST) and the transition to Conservation Desktop (CD). Note: There is no education substitution for the GS-12 level. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.