Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Government Information Specialist in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Baileys Crossroads, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (14 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (0 day(s) away)
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This position is located in the Branch of Permits (BoP), Division of Management Authority (DMA), under the Assistant Director of International Affairs (ADIA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service). The position supports both DMA and the Division of Scientific Authority (DSA), collectively called the International Wildlife Trade Program IWT). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a scientific and management agency under the Department of the Interior (Department or DOI) with the responsibility for national leadership in the conservation of sport fish, wild birds and mammals, and natural environments. The Office of International Affairs coordinates the Service's international activities and programs that involve wild flora and fauna and is responsible for implementing provisions of international conventions, treaties, agreements, and domestic laws related to wildlife management and conservation.
This position has responsibility for managing and coordinating BoP Litigation records, Freedom of information Act (FOIA) requests, Administrative Records, General Schedule of Records and weekly Federal Register notices. The incumbent examines, analyzes and prepares documents in support of Litigation activities, and serves as a Records Management and FOIA Coordinator for the Branch of Permits program.
- Coordinates the Branch of Permits (BoP) records management program by working with program manager, and the Service Records Officer to identify record and non-record materials; establish official file stations, prepare file plans; inventory records; apply schedules or recommends new schedule items; and, apply disposition authorities or recommend changes in those authorities, for all records, regardless of media or format.
- Evaluates current active records systems through regular surveys and inventories. Performs management systems analysis to improve record keeping systems and efficiency.
- Answers routine questions and escalates the more complex questions from the Solicitors, and Deparment of Justice (DOJ) to the appropriate BoP staff when appropriate.
- Ensures correct information of copies of the Administrative Record is received by the DOJ and the Court by Court-appointed date.
- Coordinates with BoP manager to ensure records creation, maintenance, use, and disposition are in accordance with applicable laws and policies. Promotes effective records management through the BoP Program.
- 25% or Greater
- Travel of less than 25 percent is required.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- A background investigation is required
- Appointment MAY include a requirement for 1 year probationary period
You must meet all qualification requirements outlined within this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
GS-09 Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service. You must have direct and/or related experience in all of the examples listed below to meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Examples of this experience: Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of records creation, maintenance, use and disposition in accordance with applicable laws and policies; reviewing and analyzing records to assemble materials in responding to requests submitted by a Program; provide information to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officials and paralegals to assist in preparing FOIA responses; communicate in writing to prepare correspondence, legal papers and instructions for internal audiences; and develop written responses for internal audiences in a Federal agency or organization.
GS-11 Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service. You must have direct and/or related experience in all of the examples listed below to meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Examples of this experience: Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of records creation, maintenance, use and disposition in accordance with applicable laws and policies; reviewing and analyzing records to assemble materials in responding to requests submitted to a Program; coordinate with FOIA officials and attorney on FOIA appeals and prepares FOIA response letters; communicate in writing to prepare correspondence, reports, legal letters and instructions for employees and external audiences; and develop written responses to informal and formal program information requests for both internal and external audiences, including congressional requests.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selective Service: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the well qualified category to be eliglble for ICTAP consideration for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
2. *If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference,* you must provide a copy of your DD-214 (member copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required on the SF-15. LACK OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WILL RESULT IN THE AGENCY'S INABILITY TO RECOGNIZE VETERAN STATUS FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
One or more positions may be filled through this vacancy announcement.
PLEDGE TO APPLICANTS
The Office of Personnel Management and the Partnership for Public Service recognize that a Government's most important asset is its people. To attract talented people to the service of the Nation, we believe the application process should enable rather than deter job seekers. To that end, we will work to ensure a process that reflects these principles. 1) A user-friendly application process that is not unduly burdensome or time consuming. 2) Clear, understandable job announcements and instructions for applying. 3) Timely and informed responses to questions about the requirements and the process. 4) Prompt acknowledgement that their application has been received. 5) Regular updates on the status of their applications as significant decisions are reached. 6) A timely decision-making process.
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0306-09/11
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen. This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures. If you wish to be considered under both Merit Promotion and Competitive procedures, YOU MUST ALSO APPLY UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER R9-17-1785870-RM
Control Number: 452027700
Job Announcement Number: R9-17-1785816-RM