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Wildlife Refuge Manager

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Sector
Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Avian/Ornithology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
This position is a Wildlife Refuge Manager, GS- 0485-13 working in Jackson, Wyoming for the R6-National Elk Refuge.

This position is also open to the public under announcement R6-24-12422902-JL-DE. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.As a Wildlife Refuge Manager your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

* Oversee and administer refuge land and aquatic conservation activities.
* Oversee and administer a large suite of facilities and associated facility maintenance, repair and replacement program.
* Formulate, develop and implement long-range plans, strategies, and refuge policy associated with all operations, fiscal requirements, personnel and property management, etc.
* Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with other federal, state, and local government entities, NGOs and other special interest groups with emphasis on conservation projects.
* Supervise a multifaceted team of professional, technical, analytical and administrative support staff, setting a team attitude of adhering to high professional standards and completion of accurate, high quality work.

Only experience and education obtained by 06/07/2024 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.

Basic Requirement:

* A 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's 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; 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology.. OR
* Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the fields described in A above 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, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology, plus appropriate experience or additional education. NOTE Transcripts are required and your resume must contain sufficient detail at this level of work, e.g. begin/end dates, hours worked per week, duties performed, etc. for each timeframe for consideration.

Minimum Qualification [GS-13]

* One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-12 in the Federal service. Experience may include: 1) Planning, administering, evaluating, managing, and/or operating programs, activities, and projects associated with conserving and managing fish and/or wildlife resources on public or private land for the purpose of providing critical habitat for fish and wildlife.2) Applying wildlife biology, ecology, and/or habitat management procedures and policies to be implemented and conducted in field operations.3) Assist with development of long and short term management plans. 4) leading a staff of professional and nonprofessional personnel. NOTE: Your resume must contain sufficient detail at this level of work, e.g., begin/end dates, hours worked per week, duties performed, etc. for each timeframe for consideration.

Time In Grade Requirement: Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the JOA. Specifically,

i. Area of Consideration.

ii. Time-in-grade (TIG) requirements as specified in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

iii. Time after competitive appointment as specified in 5 CFR 330.502.

iv. Qualification requirements outlined in OPM's Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions or for Federal Wage System (FWS), wage grade positions, applicants are evaluated using the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations and the job element examining method

Your SF-50 will be used to confirm you meet all requirements

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.

Note: You MUST submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA. Performance documentation can be obtained by contacting the supervisors for the positions you served in during your 24 months. If they did not complete performance appraisals ask them to provide a statement of performance for each period of service. The statement must specify the dates for each employment period and your level of performance (dates should match the dates on the SF-50s).

Current appointees:

* Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
* Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
* Must have performed at an acceptable level.

Former appointees:

* Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
* Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
* Must apply for position within 2 years after separation;
* Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND
* Must have performed at an acceptable level.

Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority: Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC and received a certificate of non-competitive eligibility. Completed most recent Corps service, for which a certificate of non-competitive eligibility was issued, within the last 2 years. Appointment must be effected within the 2 year period.

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