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Supervisory Fish Biologist

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U S Department of Interior

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Summary The incumbent of this permanent, full-time position will serve as a Supervisory Fish Biologist at the Green Bay Fisheries Resources Field Office in New Franken, Wisconsin, in Region 3 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The incumbent will serve as a Project Leader for this complex fishery management program. This position will lead, direct, organize, develop, and motivate a staff of professionals who are responsible for carrying out and communicating scientific work associated with conservation, preservation, restoration, and management of fishery and wildlife resources. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R3-18-10168232-DL-MP for current Fish and Wildlife Employees, CTAP eligibles, and Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Responsibilities The incumbent of the position will perform, but will not be limited to, the following: Providing administrative and managerial leadership in fishery management issues and opportunities relating to program implementation through the fish and wildlife conservation office and in cooperation with other fishery coordinators. Representing the Service, taking lead role at agency and interagency planning sessions, workshops, and meetings for the purposes of communicating and negotiating established Service positions and objectives and for precluding and resolving problems. Preparing strategic and operational plans for area of responsibility in order to implement fishery and wildlife management program activities. Providing technical leadership and guidance directly to fisheries field staff concerning the provision of technical assistance to partners within and outside the Service. Exercising the full range of supervisory duties for a staff of professional biology and support positions. Analyzing changing environmental situations, utilizing new research data and state-of-the-art assessment techniques. Travel Required 50% or less - Travel is expected to be 50% of duty time. Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply) Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required May be required to successfully complete a one year supervisory probationary period, if not already completed Valid driver's license required Qualifications 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. Only experience and education obtained by 04\/27\/2018 will be considered. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences that included at least 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours or the equivalent) in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fish biology; AND at least 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours or the equivalent) 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. OR A combination of education in an accredited college or university, and experience equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours\/45 quarter hours or the equivalent) of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fish biology; AND at least 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours or the equivalent) 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, PLUS appropriate experience or additional education. IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for GS-14 position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the federal service that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include providing leadership for the design and implementation of a comprehensive biological program; proposing, designing, and conducting studies or monitoring protocols to determine fish population status, trends, and problems; preparing comprehensive fish management plans to ensure preservation, protection, and enhancement of fish resources and habitat; and conducting ongoing analyses of programs. Your resume must display skill in conducting independent assignments in investigations or studies of activities affecting fish resources. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. 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 letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official 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 you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts. PASS\/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass\/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: Additional information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate\/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for situational or limited telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of 04\/27\/2018; More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area Relocation expenses will be paid. Supervisory Probationary Period: If you have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period, you will be required to serve a one-year supervisory\/managerial probationary period for this position. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Driver's License: You must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during your tenure. Government Charge Card: If you are expected to travel on official business, you will be required to apply for a Government travel charge card within 30 days of entrance on duty into this position. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an . How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and\/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and\/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Knowledge in fishery science, principles of natural resource management, and integrated biological sciences and their application to restoration programs. Ability to adapt principles or develop new approaches to distinctive fish and wildlife conservation challenges. Ability to plan, organize, assign, and administer a large and varied program of work. Skill in recruiting and supervising employees with a broad range of technical backgrounds. Ability to communicate orally and work effectively with a broad range of individuals representing multiple resource conservation goals and objectives. Ability to communicate in writing and work effectively with a broad range of individuals representing multiple resource conservation goals and objectives. All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The category ratings for this position are: Best Qualified Highly Qualified Well Qualified Qualified The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the \rule of three\ but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the basic qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15,\ Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference\ in addition to the proof required by that form. Background checks and security clearance

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In 1789 Congress created three Executive Departments: Foreign Affairs (later in the same year renamed State), Treasury, and War. It also provided for an Attorney General and a Postmaster General. Domestic matters were apportioned by Congress among these departments.

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