Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist 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 Thursday 10/13/2016 (13 day(s) ago)
** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (1 day(s) away)
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This position is located in the Branch of Eurasia within the Division of International Conservation (DIC or Division), Assistant Director - International Affairs (AD-IA), Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). The International Affairs Program implements U.S. wildlife laws, as well as international treaties and agreements and works with private citizens, local communities, state and federal agencies, Tribal Nations, foreign governments, and U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to promote a coordinated domestic and international strategy to protect, restore and enhance the world's diverse wildlife and their habitats, with a focus on species of international concern.
The Division is charged with international technical assistance programs for conservation of flora and fauna and is responsible for ensuring that all Service international activities and programs are coordinated and that advisory panels have been established which will assist in ensuring efficient and effective use of funding to address pressing wildlife conservation issues. The Division's staff serves as the Service's primary liaisons with national and international governments, agencies, organizations, and individuals concerned with environmental programs for the conservation of wildlife of international importance, their habitats, and ecosystems.
The Incumbent manages and supervises the day-to-day work within the Branch of Eurasia to enhance and conserve wildlife resources and biological diversity in the region. Ensures that the Department and Service strategic plans, mission, visions and values are communicated to the team, and that they are fully integrated into the Team's goals, objectives and work plans. Also, manages the coordination of international programs and activities; providing an overview of the program to the Directorate and other appropriate Service units; overseeing the planning and implementation of capacity-building programs to maximize the effectiveness of Service international conservation efforts.
- Manages and leads the development of partnership opportunities to effectively represent U.S. interests in implementing international agreements, resolving difficult issues especially those related to species of international concern in Eurasia and those affected by wildlife trafficking.
- As necessary or advantageous, coordinates activities with: the U.S. Department of State; the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and other US Government agencies; partners such as relevant agencies of the United Nations; the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN); and non-governmental conservation organizations to ensure compliance with Executive Orders, foreign policy directives or other international laws or treaties.
- Coordinates recommendations for approval of award funding to the Assistant Director for International Affairs.
- Evaluates program performance through the development and review of indicators generated from information collected from project proposals and their implementation, financial records, and procurement reports.
- Participates in high-level negotiations and conveys status or results to senior level management and staff, as appropriate. Serves as the FWS consultant and authoritative expert on complex international affairs issues related to the Eurasia region.
- Oversees the formulation and conduct of training plans and capacity-building programs for Eurasia professionals and community conservationists.
- Ensures that all activities are relevant to priority issues and are consistent with the FWS's policy and procedures.
- Reviews current federal legislation and with Branch staff, plans and initiates programs on matters of importance to the international community, especially that affecting activities Africa and countries involved in the legal and illicit trade in wildlife.
- Evaluates species conservation program performance through the development and review of results generated from information collected from project proposals, their implementation and reported outcomes.
- 50% or Greater
- Travel of less than 50 percent is required.
- Relocation expenses will be paid.
- 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.
Specialized Experience GS-13
To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-12 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: Review theories theory, principles, and methodology of fish and wildlife biology and ecosystem management to be able to provide recommendations on ecological and economic sustainability issues; Support species conservation program performance through the development and review of results generated from information collected from project proposals, their implementation and reported outcomes; Survey species conservation program performance through the review of results generated from information collected from projects, projected outcomes; Lead teams to provide solutions to complex organizational problems; Assess and evaluate conservation program goals and objectives to ensure accomplishments are met; and support a conservation organization at conferences, meetings or briefings.
Specialized Experience GS-14
To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-13 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: Apply the theory, principles, and methodology of fish and wildlife biology and ecosystem management to be able to focus on long-term ecological and economic sustainability issues; Evaluate species conservation program performance through the development and review of results generated from information collected from project proposals, their implementation and reported outcomes; Evaluate species conservation program performance through the development and review of results generated from information collected from project proposals, their implementation and reported outcomes; Assemble and lead teams to develop and implement solutions to complex organizational problems; Develop, assess and evaluate conservation program goals and objectives to ensure accomplishments are met; and Represent a conservation organization at conferences, meetings or briefings where divergent viewpoints are represented.
Minimum Educational Requirements: Biologist 401
You must have successfully completed a full four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position. A photo copy of official transcripts MUST be (uploaded) submitted, by the closing date, to document educational accomplishments to receive consideration for this position. OR
You must have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e. 24 semester hours) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position; PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four year course of study with a major as described above. A photo copy of official transcripts MUST be (uploaded) submitted, by the closing date, to document educational accomplishments to receive consideration for this position.
All applicants must submit photo copies of your*Official Transcripts* which should include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking in order to be considered for this vacancy. Even if you are currently in or have previously held the series, you must submit the required documents with your application/resume to be considered for the position.
You can receive credit for education earned outside of the United States if you provide evidence that is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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: $92,145.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0401-13/14
Promotion Potential: 14
Supervisory Status: Yes
Control Number: 453163600
Job Announcement Number: R9-17-1814755-RM