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Fish and Wildlife Administrator (LCC)

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Department Of The Interior
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
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PCS/moving benefits are authorized (discretionary benefits may apply, e.g., house-hunting trip and/or temporary quarters and/or contract for home sale).
This position serves as a Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Gulf Coast Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) Science Coordinator. The duty location for this position will be determined upon selection and will be located in one of the following:Daphne, AL; Baton Rouge, LA; Lafayette, LA; Columbia, MO; Jackson, MS; Starkville, MS; or Nashville, TN. Please be sure your application reflects the location(s) you are willing to accept.
_Only one position will be filled from this announcement._
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 R4-14-1214367-PH-MP.
All application materials and supporting documentation _must_ be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).
U.S. Citizenship Required Background Investigation Required
Coordinates landscape conservation efforts across geographic areas and collaborates within a seamless national network of Science Coordinators
Provides scientific and technical coordination support in progressively refining the scientific and technical underpinning of fish and wildlife conservation strategies
Facilitates scientific expertise and coordination of leadership in developing and refining the biological foundation underlying fish and wildlife conservation strategies and plans
Provides leadership for developmental and refinement, through coordination, of conservation planning and landscape design that integrate biological goals and objectives established for different species groups
Works in collaboration to support the integration of cooperative-based outputs from biological planning and conservation design necessary to sustain fish and wildlife.
By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in this announcement below.
_Basic requirements for the 0480 Occupational Series:_
A Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR
A combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR
Four years of experience that demonstrated knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
_Specialized Experience at the GS-13 grade level:_
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service which includes experience applying knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of fish and wildlife biology, plants and their habitats, landscape ecology, landscape conservation and adaptive resource management; preparing, reviewing and evaluating habitat conservation plans and reports; coordinating conservation efforts, and negotiating complex, controversial or sensitive issues of regional scope.
_Specialized Experience at the GS-14 grade level:_
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service which includes experience applying knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of fish and wildlife biology, plants and their habitats, landscape ecology, landscape conservation and adaptive resource management; preparing, reviewing and evaluating habitat conservation plans and reports; coordinating conservation efforts, and negotiating complex, controversial or sensitive issues of regional scope; budget preparation, justification and appropriation; and planning, organizing and directing the work of others.
__Transcripts__ _:_ You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to document your educational accomplishments. _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
The employee will be frequently required to travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside jurisdictional boundaries of the Region.
This is a supervisory position. Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a probationary period of one year.
The selectee will be required to file an OGE Form, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
Incumbent must be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required.
This positions sensitivity level has been designated as moderate risk. Accordingly, the selectee must undergo a limited background investigation prior to appointment.
PCS/moving benefits are authorized (discretionary benefits may apply, e.g., house-hunting trip and/or temporary quarters and/or contract for home sale).
Completion of a 1-year probationary period is required (if one has not yet been completed).
Work schedule may be changed 90 days after hire at the request of management or the employee with management approval.
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of fish and wildlife management, biology and ecology in order to direct and control coordinate landscape-scale biological and conservation design important to sustaining fish and wildlife.
Knowledge and ability to address budget-performance expectations and issues.
Skill working with others and building consensus to gain cooperation from others to accomplish organization's goals.
Knowledge and skill in planning, organizing and directing the work of others.
NOTE: You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verifications. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your application, or your application is incomplete, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience or you may be considered ineligible.
To apply for this position, you must complete the Assessment Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the _Required Documents_section below.
Your complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, October 03, 2014
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
Apply online:
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Assessment Questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Apply via fax:
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 03, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the Assessment Questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire .
3. Fax your completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to .
If you do not submit all the required materials, we will not be able to fully process your application, and you may lose consideration for this position. No additional information will be solicited or accepted after the closing date.
1. Resume
2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire
3. Transcripts (if applicable)
4. Veteran's documentation (if applicable)
Faxing Supporting Documents:
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the Assessment Questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. Fax your documents using this required cover page ( ) and provide the required information. The vacancy ID is 1218039. Fax your documents to .
Faxed documents submitted with missing information _will not_ be processed.
The following will prevent your documents from being processed:
Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name
If you have any problems submitting your application, contact the online help at .
DO NOT SEND any application material(s) by U.S. mail or electronic mail. If you are unable to apply using one of the described methods, contact the HR Office Representative listed on this announcement at least one-full workday prior to the closing date for further assistance.
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. To find out more click
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 90or 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
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3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

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