Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Supervisory Biologist (Endangered Species) in Sacramento, California
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Sacramento, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (10 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (1 day(s) away)
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This position is in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office (Bay-Delta FWO), located in Sacramento, California. In this position, you will serve as an Assistant Field Supervisor (AFS) providing direct supervision and leadership to the Endangered Species Program. You will be responsible for managing issues and activities for one of the most complex endangered species workloads in the nation addressed under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, including Section 7 consultation, habitat conservation plans, and recovery planning and implementation. You will serve as a crucial member of the Bay-Delta FWO management team and the principal advisor to the Field Supervisor on Endangered Species issues.
Annual Salary Range - Employees new to the Federal service begin at step 1
GS-13: step 1 $90,543 - step 10 $117,711 per annum GS-14: step 1 $106,993 - step 10 $139,094 per annum
NOTE: This position is also being announced under merit promotion procedures, open to current and former federal employees. See vacancy R8-17-1817013-KL-MP if you want to be considered under merit promotion procedures.
Serves as the primary technical and policy expert and coordination point for Bay-Delta FWO staff on Endangered Species activities. Advises program area supervisors and staff on interpretation and implementation of Service and Bay-Delta FWO policies. Represents the Service and Bay-Delta FWO at meetings with officials from Federal, State and local agencies and private groups and individuals to explain policy and negotiate positions on Endangered Species issues and activities, especially as related to section 7 consultation, habitat conservation planning, and recovery activities.
Responsible for planning, organizing and supervising technical and administrative activities of the Endangered Species Program. Many of these projects involve controversial water management issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and affect the Delta Smelt and other species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Establishes goals and objectives for the Bay-Delta FWO Endangered Species program based on knowledge of resource needs and priorities, applicable work activity guidance, and funding availability. Develops and/or coordinates implementation of work plans, budgets, technical reports, and public involvement efforts necessary to accomplish Service and Endangered Species Program goals and objectives. Supervises and evaluates the performance of subordinate supervisors and staff.
Informs higher level supervisors, environmental and stakeholder groups, other Federal and State agencies, Congressional interests, and the media through face-to-face meetings or briefings, briefing papers, conference calls, webinars, and/or outreach efforts about Endangered Species issues.
If selected at the GS-13 grade level, you will perform the same kind of duties as described above, but under closer supervision and training will be provided for progression towards the full performance level.
- 25% or Greater
- Frequent travel is required to attend meetings, training, and conferences. Most travel occurs within northern California, with occasional trips to other U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
- Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized.
- U.S. Citizenship and Background Investigation
- Transcripts required with application (See How to Apply)
- Supervisory probationary period is required, if not already served
- Initial probationary period is required, if not already served
- Valid State driver's license is required
- Direct deposit of salary payment to a financial institution is required
- Must apply for Govt. travel charge card if expected to travel
You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - In order to meet the basic qualification requirement for the GS-0401 series as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, your application materials must demonstrate that you meet either A or B below:
A. Successful completion of all requirements for a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline closely related to fish and wildlife biology.
B. An appropriate combination of education and experience. Education must include successful completion of course work equivalent to a major (at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours or school equivalent) in an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline closely related to fish and wildlife biology; PLUS experience directly related to the position being filled and/or additional related education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position to be filled and equal 100% of the requirement when combined.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT - In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirement above, you must also meet the additional qualifications requirement for each grade level you wish to be considered.
To be found qualified at the GS-13 grade level, your application materials must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (this experience could have been gained internally or externally from the Federal Government) that demonstrated an in-depth knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead natural resources conservation programs designed to benefit fish and wildlife species. Specialized experience is defined as coordinating a natural resources conservation program and leading others to achieve defined goals; providing technical advice to others on issues, projects, or programs related to endangered species and Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation; negotiating effectively on natural resource conservation and management programs, policies, and activities; and providing leadership which includes planning, organizing, and directing the work of other individuals focused on the conservation of natural resources. NOTE: Your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have one year experience performing these duties.
To be found qualified at the GS-14 grade level, your application materials must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service (this experience could have been gained internally or externally from the Federal Government) that demonstrated an in-depth knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage comprehensive natural resources conservation programs designed to benefit fish and wildlife species. Specialized experience is defined as managing a landscape-scale natural resources program and leading others to achieve defined goals; serving as a senior expert advisor on issues, projects, or programs related to endangered species and Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation; providing technical and policy guidance to staff regarding Endangered Species issues and activities; consulting and negotiating effectively on complex natural resource conservation and management programs, policies, and activities; and providing full range of supervision (e.g. performance appraisal, employee counseling, resolve employee complaint, etc.) over a team focused on the conservation of natural resources. NOTE: Your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have one year experience performing these duties.
This Position Has A Positive Education Requirement. Therefore, all applicants MUST provide a copy of their transcripts to support their education claims. Since this position requires you to have successfully completed a specific amount of semesters (or equivalent) in specific fields, your transcripts will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the requirement in full. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on school letterhead from the academic professor or from your school stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if selected, you will be required to produce original transcripts.
All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: You can receive credit for education earned outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution, or that full credit has been given by an accredited institution in the United States. For more information, see http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
It is your responsibility to provide evidence that educational provisions are met when applying.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
After you've successfully submitted the online Occupational Questionnaire, you will automatically receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt. After the vacancy closes, your application will be reviewed. Within approximately 20 business days, we will notify you of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
REMINDER: It is your responsibility to maintain access to your e-mail account; undelivered e-mails may cause you to lose consideration or not receive information about your application. Be sure to include your full name and vacancy number (R8-17-1825411-KL-DE) in any inquiries regarding this job. Let us know if your contact information changes, or you decide you no longer wish to be considered for the position. If we're unable to contact you, or you do not respond to requests for information, it may be grounds for not selecting you.
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Salary Range: $90,543.00 to $139,094.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0401-13/14
Promotion Potential: 14
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453385100
Job Announcement Number: R8-17-1825411-KL-DE