Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Refuge Manager in Needles, California
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Needles, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (7 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (7 day(s) away)
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RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses will be authorized consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company will not be offered.
The employee serves at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 37,515 acre Havasu National Wildlife Refuge within the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge office is located in Needles, California.
NOTE: This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and is open to status candidates. To be considered under merit promotion procedures, you must submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy announcement number R2-17-1827595-CL-MP.
All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).
Direct or supervise planning and management of wildlife programs and operations (i.e. prescribed burning, water management, mowing, grazing, farming, disease control, predator management and wildlife and plant monitoring).
Develop short and long range management/operational plans.
Oversee wildland fire and fuels management program.
Implement procedures for control of noxious weeds and other habitat management programs.
Plan, organize and oversee patrol and other law enforcement activities.
- Occasional Travel
- Field work, training, meetings
- Relocation expenses will be authorized consistent with Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company will not be offered.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Single-Scope Background Investigation
- One-year supervisor probation period if not yet completed
- Physical Examination and Drug Testing
- Must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license
- Wear the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform as prescribed
By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below.
Completion of a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree with major in 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, OR
Completion of courses in an accredited college/university equivalent to a major in zoology, wildlife management, or 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; 3 semester hours in botany; 3 semester hours in conservation biology; PLUS appropriate experience and/or additional education comparable to the completion of a 4-year course of study.
Additional Qualifications for the GS-12 position:
Possess at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include: experience planning and directing a broad variety of operations in a natural resources setting; planning, directing, and evaluating some aspects of a wildlife management program; developing long or short term management plans; supervising a staff of nonprofessional personnel.
Additional Qualifications for the GS-13 position:
Possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. For example: experience planning and directing a broad variety of management operations in a natural resources setting; planning, directing, and evaluating all aspects of a wildlife management program; developing long and short term management plans; supervising a staff of professional and nonprofessional personnel.
Transcripts*:* You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to support your educational claims if you are qualifying for the position based on education. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or marshy surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Work requires average agility and dexterity.
The work is performed in both and office and outdoors. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
The employee may be subject to large numbers of biting insects and may be required to work in close proximity to large animals.
The employee is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property.
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 the status of your application. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
View Occupational Questionnaire
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
1. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" *plus the proof required by that form. *For more information on veterans preference see
2. If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see
3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
Salary Range: $79,272.00 to $122,549.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0485-12/13
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453636000
Job Announcement Number: R2-17-1827444-CL-DEU