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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Wildlife Refuge Management Series, 0485

Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements

  1. Degree: zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology.

    OR

  2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the fields described in A above that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Additional Requirements for Positions Involving Pilot Duties: For positions in this series that require piloting an aircraft, applicants must:

  • Possess a current FAA Commercial Pilot's Certificate with appropriate ratings for single-engine aircraft operation on both land and water;
  • Have a minimum of 500 hours of solo flight time in command of aircraft, not less than 100 hours of which was in cross-country time; and
  • Meet the medical requirements prescribed for possession of the necessary pilot's license.

For Department of the Interior Positions with Pilot Duties

Applicants must:

  • Possess a current FAA Commercial Airman Certificate with ratings appropriate for the duties performed;
  • Possess an instrument rating;
  • Have completed a minimum of 500 hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command and 25 hours of flight time as Pilot-in-Command at night; and
  • Possess a current Class II Medical Certificate.
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