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NOTE : This position is also being announced under merit promotion procedures, open to all federal status applicants . See vacancy R1-13-729841-DG for more information.
Salary Range for Grade 13 $81,823 - $106,369 Annually
Salary Range for Grade 14 $96,690 - $125,695 Annually
- U.S. Citizenship and Moderate Risk Background Investigation required
- Transcripts required with application (See How to Apply)
- May be required to serve a one year Supervisory Probationary Period
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license
This position is located at the Dworshak Fisheries Complex in Orofino, Idaho. The incumbent serves as the Manager of the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery Complex in the Pacific Region Fisheries program.
Major duties include:
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.
- Act as a representative in a government-to-government relationship with tribes to implement agreements for fisheries management.
- Operate a fisheries complex to ensure programs meet management goals for fisheries and habitat conservation, and are consistent with Fish and Wildlife Service policies.
- Supervise, recruit, and train subordinate staff.
- Establish and maintain liaison with Federal, State, and local agency personnel, tribes, private groups, and individuals who have conflicting views on fisheries conservation, management and restoration.
- Coordinate with the Nez Perce Tribe, Corps or Engineers, and State of Idaho to carry out Snake River Basin Adjudication Agreements.
- Prepare technical fisheries reports, fishery management plans, or study proposals to provide conclusions, options, and/or recommendations related to fisheries management issues.
You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
A. Have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in biological science that included: at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. Excess courses in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement.
B. Have a combination of education and experience-courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours in the animal sciences, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education equivalent to a course of study with a major in the appropriate field as described in A above.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR GRADE 13
A. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level of Federal service doing at least three (3) of following duties: 1) directing policy and staff functions pertaining to natural resources; 2) coordinating and/or implementing natural resources management plans and guidelines; 3) developing short and long-range natural resources plans formulating and implementing policies, standards, procedures, and budgets; 4) supervising staff work on programmatic issues, and advising management concerning controversial and complex natural resources issues; and 5) developing partnerships between other Federal or state agencies, tribal and private groups regarding aquatic restoration.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR GRADE 14
A. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level of Federal service doing at least four (4) of following duties: 1) directing policy and staff functions pertaining to natural resources; 2) coordinating and/or implementing natural resources management plans and guidelines; 3) developing short and long-range natural resources plans formulating and implementing policies, standards, procedures, and budgets; 4) supervising staff work on programmatic issues, and advising management concerning controversial and complex natural resources issues; and 5) developing partnerships between other Federal or state agencies, tribal and private groups regarding aquatic restoration.
Note: All applicants (including current and former employees) who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of transcripts, which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. Even if you are in or have previously held a position in the series, you must submit the required documents to be considered for this position.
If any required course work is not easily recognizable on transcripts, you must submit written course descriptions from the school (e.g., from the school catalog, official course syllabus, or course description verified by the school) for those classes to be credited.
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.
OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS (conditions of employment)
Disclosure of Financial Interests (OGE Form 450)
Direct deposit of salary payment.
Must apply for Government travel charge card if expected to travel on official business.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures . If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your evaluation will be based on a review of your complete application package and the extent to which your responses to the Questionnaire relate related to the knowledge, skills and abilities required as listed below:
The Questionnaire collects information on your education, training, and experience related to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job.
We will then place you in one of three categories:
- KNOWLEDGE OF AGENCY, STATE, COUNTY AND TRIBAL LAWS, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES CONCERNING FISHERY MANAGEMENT.
- KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEORIES, PRINCIPLES, AND METHODS OF FISHERY MANAGEMENT.
- ABILITY TO SUPERVISE AND LEAD A DIVERSE STAFF.
- ABILITY TO NEGOTIATE AND COMMUNICATE ORALLY TO DIVERSE GROUPS.
- SKILL IN WRITTEN COMMUNCATION.
Please make sure that your responses to the questionnaire are supported in your resume. Also, follow all instructions carefully as errors and omissions may affect your score.
- Qualified : Meets minimum qualifications established for the position, but fails to meet the benchmark definition for the Well Qualified category
- Well Qualified : Demonstrates overall competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
- Best Qualified : Demonstrates high proficiency and comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
NOTE: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience and/or education, OR that your application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
Application of Veterans Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. For more information about these benefits, please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for this position will be authorized for current Federal employees in accordance with P.L. 89-516 and appropriate Federal regulations. Eligibility for specific relocation services will be determined at the time of selection.
Physical Demands : work requires some physical exertion; walking in rough, muddy, irregular surfaces; some recurring lifting of moderately heavy items.
Work Environment : Mostly office work, requires ability to deal with stressful situations. Substantial travel involved to attend meetings and make field visits.