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Supervisor Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Company name
Department Of The Interior US Fish and Wildlife Service

Salary
$87,252.00 to $113,428.00

Location
Hagatna, GU

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Open & closing dates

02/09/2018

to

02/23/2018

Salary

$87,252 to $113,428 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 13

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Hagatna, GU

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

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Announcement number

R1-18-10135325-RR-MP

Control number

490804500

Duties

Duties

Summary

You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss

and Diversity is our Strength

This position is part of the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office. As a Supv Fish and Wildlife Biologist, the work requires the employee to be self-reliant, imaginative, and to demonstrate sound professional judgment in the selection and initiation of investigations of federally sanctioned activities that could affect important fish and wildlife resources of Federal interest. Similarly, the employee also must apply these same skills in delivery of the Service's Endangered Species, Federal Activities, Partners for Fish & Wildlife, and Environmental Contaminants initiatives. Assignments involve the consideration and selection of alternative approaches to problem solving, adaptation and synthesis of existing standards, and selection of the most appropriate techniques required to accomplish Service objectives. You will be responsible for supervising, motivating, planning, organizing and directing the work of others in accomplishing the mission work.

Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) of 13.01% of basic salary is authorized

Post Differential 11.99% is authorized for this position for any employee that has maintained his or her actual place(s) of residence outside the post differential area for one (1) year.

Home Leave is authorized for this position for those currently not residing in Guam. You must complete 24 continuous months in a foreign location to be eligible to use home leave.

Challenges of working at this duty station include remoteness, date and time differences (20 hours ahead of Hawaii), year round tropical humid weather, cost of living in a remote location, earthquake, tsunami, and typhoon prone location. The employee will be exposed to tropical hot and humid temperatures, rough terrain, and moderately strenuous exercise when conducting field work. Associated challenges such as a period of lack of water and power during and after storm events.

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Responsibilities

As a Supv Fish and Wildlife Biologist, you will be responsible for:

Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; evaluates work performance of subordinates; gives advice, counsel, and/or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions;hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor or manager; effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases; identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training; finds ways to improve the quality of the work directed; and develops performance standards.

Plans, investigates, conducts, and reviews on-site ecological investigations on a wide variety of the most complex and diverse Federal land and water resource development proposals to determine their effects on fish and wildlife resources, with special emphasis on rare, candidate, proposed, federally listed threatened and endangered species habitat, riparian habitat, wetland ecology and management, and other habitats of concern in the affected area.

Participates in diverse, complex, and multi-disciplinary planning efforts with public and private groups and state, local, and Federal agencies to achieve Service policies, objectives, and goals.

Prepares objective and complete written reports and other documents and delivers oral presentations to Service, other agency and organization professional, and public groups based on investigations conducted, analyzing present and future impacts of various complex project alternatives on fish and wildlife resources and economic/recreational uses thereof.

Reviews existing, new, and proposed regulations, legislation, and statutes pertaining to fish and wildlife resources. Recommends appropriate procedures for implementing provisions of these mandates and establishes key contacts with other agencies, organizations, and individuals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

FWS Careeer or Career-Conitional Employees, Land Management (LMWFA), CTAP, ICTAP

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates

May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period

Ability to obtain and maintain driver's license and passport

* See additional conditions of employment below

Only experience and education obtained by 02/23/2018 will be considered.

?The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (Act),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals (land management eligible) who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete for permanent positions in the competitive service when such agencies are accepting applications from individuals within the agencies workforce under merit promotion procedures:

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 during each period of service

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 your most recent date of separation,

·Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND

·Must have performed at an acceptable level throughout service period

Qualifications

There is a basic requirement for the 0401 job series. To meet this requirement, you must possess one of the following: A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR

B. I have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned towards your degree and divide by 120 semester hours (or equivalent). To determine the percentage of qualifying experience, divide the total number of months of acceptable specialized experience by 12 months. Add your percentages of education and experience together. The two percentages must total at least 100%.

In addition to the basic requirement for the 0401 job series, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government performing all of the following: 1) manage/lead staff of biological/natural resource professionals; 2) evaluate species habitat conservation plans and develop collaborative solutions for resource management problems; 3) write scientific papers and technical reports; and 4) mentor lower-level employees on endangered species listing, recovery, or consultation; and species habitat conservation. This experience must be clearly reflected in your resume.

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

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.

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 Alternate Application

: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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):

Professional knowledge of the latest theories, principles, and methodologies of fish and wildlife biology and ecology, their application, and general knowledge of a wide range of related disciplines.

Working knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policies related to water and land resources development proposals, especially those pertinent to the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.

Skill in negotiating, and diplomacy in coordinating activities with other agencies and organizations so that significant fish and wildlife resources are protected and unavoidable losses are compensated for.

Skill in oral and written communication to originate investigations and studies to carry them out, analyze data and present analyses together with recommendations in a form requiring a minimum of review and editing.

Ability to supervise, motivate, organize and· direct the work of others in accomplishing the mission work.

Ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically with private landowners, personnel of other agencies, other Service personnel, and private organizations, sufficient to encourage implementation of planned projects.

Career Transition Assistance (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs (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 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: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk

Other supporting documents:

Cover Letter, optional

Official or unofficial College Transcript(s) when applying. A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected.

SF-50 (non-award), or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee. Your SF-50 (non-award) must show tenure code 1 or 2 in block 24, and position occupied code 1 (competitive service) in block 34. Note: Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, that shows you are serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment (code 1 or 2 in block 24) in the Competitive Service (code 1 in block 34). The SF-50 must show the position title, series, grade, and step of your position. If you are claiming reinstatement eligibility, you must submit an SF-50 showing your separation (resignation, termination, etc.). If you have previously held a higher grade than the grade/position you currently occupy, you must submit a copy of the last non-award SF-50 you received for that position. If you have any questions regarding which SF-50's to submit, it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this vacancy announcement before the closing date.

If applicable, documentation/proof that you are eligible Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

Proof of eligibility for Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA): 1) SF-50s (appointments, extensions, separation actions) of all service periods verifying 24 months of eligible service ; AND 2) documentation of performance reviews for all eligible service periods, e.g. annual performance reviews, memorandums from supervisor documented an acceptable performance level, etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Review the Appointment Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility section of the application process is designed to allow you to choose how you wish to be considered for this vacancy announcement. You will ONLY be considered for the appointment eligibilities that you selected. You must provide proof of your eligibility as required by appointment eligibility to be considered.

Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume.

You must also complete the online application and assessment questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

DEADLINE DATE: A complete application package must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/23/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is received. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

You will be considered for all eligibilities for which you select yes and submit the required documents and supporting documentation. The supporting documentation you submit will be used to determine your eligibility. Please review the list of documentation provided in the eligibilities language to ensure you provide the appropriate information.

Please note, your eligibility will be based solely on the selections you have indicated yes in this section. You must provide the supporting documentation to support your claim to be considered. You may choose more than one eligibilities in this section.

To view the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10135325

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

Agency contact information

Richard Rosko

Phone

503-736-4767

Email

richard_rosko@fws.gov

Address

Division of Human Resources

Division of Human Resources

Eastside Federal Complex

Portland, OR

US

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Next steps

Once you submit all the required documents and the online application in USAJOBS, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the evaluation process is complete, you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted by the customer office.

You will be notified if this job is filled or canceled. Timelines for this process vary widely.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging in to your USAJobs Account as we will not be responding to inquiries about the status of applications as long as the system has been updated.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

Department Of The Interior US Fish and Wildlife Service
Website : http://www.fws.gov

Company Profile
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages over 565 National Wildlife Refuges and 66 National Fish Hatcheries amongst other facilities. All job opportunities are posted on http://usajobs.gov Learn more about working for us: http://www.fws.gov/humancapital/

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