This position is part of the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. You will be responsible for: regional planning; policy guidance development; budget formulation and execution; facilities management; law enforcement oversight; and development of regional criteria and standards for effective and efficient operation of Refuges.
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Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Oversees and administers the biological program at assigned Refuge/WMD(s), administering land and aquatic conservation activities, habitat development, clean-up, contaminant and restoration projects, research programs, population studies, wildlife inventory, and monitoring activities to include species lifecycle requirements and management.
Analyzes wilderness management issues and their impact on Complex field operations and conducts field evaluations of new and proposed wilderness policies, regulations, and projects. Collaborates with a number of nongovernmental organizations and other interested groups, as well as, program policy specialists in the Regional and Washington offices, and Department of Interior while conducting monitoring and management of designated wilderness within the Complex.
Formulates, develops and implements fish and wildlife land/wetland management and biology initiatives and strategies and interacts extensively with other Federal/state/local agencies and conservation and recreational use partners to protect lands around the Refuge/WMD(s) and develop programs for fish and wildlife restoration, enhancement, and management of private lands throughout the ecoregion.
Performs MOU/agreement management which includes establishing and managing the performance of agreements with partners to ensure the Service is legally protected and the partner is capable to deliver on the agreed upon conditions of the agreements.
Oversees, administers, and ensures the development of required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation including Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs), Categorical Exclusions (CEs), Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultations, archeological resource clearances, wilderness minimum requirement decisions, subsistence evaluations, etc.
Oversees and administers the Refuge/WMD's Visitor Services program with emphasis on the six priority public uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System and Law Enforcement program. Priority public uses include wildland recreation (e.g., hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography) and outreach and education programs (e.g., environmental education and interpretation) for a variety of audiences. Included in this responsibility is the incorporation of volunteer programs to ensure successful visitor services operations.
Coordinates with state, local and other Federal agencies and special interest groups when formulating long-range plans for the management of the Refuge/WMD's natural resources. Develops, drafts, and submits funding proposals for internal and external funding. Implements funded projects.
Provides leadership and direction for staff.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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0485 Wildlife Refuge Management
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
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates
- Must be a permanent FWS Employee or LMWFA
- LMWFA eligibles may apply
- Must have a valid state issued driver's license
- Incumbent will be required to file and OGE Form, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
- Incumbent required to obtain and wear an official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform
Only experience and education obtained by 03/06/2020 will be considered.
Education Requirement for the 0485 Occupational Series:
Degree: 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; and 3 semester hours in botany, a