This position is a Fish and Wildlife Administrator, GS-0480-14 working in Atlanta, Georgia asfor Chief of the R4-Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program.
This position is also open to the public under announcement R4-20-10845006-SG-DE. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
As a Fish and Wildlife Administrator, you will be responsible and accountable for efficient application of the subject funds to grant program objectives that have been established by the authorizing legislation, policy and regulations, and obtaining cooperation and maintaining effective working relationships with other federal, state and local agencies, and various non-government agencies. Major duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Serves as an expert consultant to the Deputy Regional Director and Regional Director and other members of the Regional Directorate team on national and regional issues related to Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration.
Provides expert technical assistance and coordinates the application of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds to grant program objectives as established by authorizing legislation, policy and regulations.
Provides leadership and management expertise in integrating complex grant management systems with the Service's programs in order to meet regional and national resource goals.
Provides leadership to obtain cooperation and maintain effective working relationships with other Federal, state and local agencies, as well as with representatives of industry, associations, conservation groups, civic groups and the news media.
Responsible for line management and supervision of staff assigned to the WSFR program.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0480 Fish And Wildlife Administration
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Required Financial Disclosure, OGE-450
May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period.
Obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates
Direct deposit of salary payments to a financial institution is required.
Only experience and education obtained by 07/07/2020 will be considered. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work. IMPORTANT: Human Resources is not permitted to "read between the lines," make assumptions about, or infer what duties you performed in your work history. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and your resume must reflect either full-time or 40 hours per week. If a part-time work schedule is reflected, the hours must be annotated to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. You will not receive any credit for a position listed that does not indicate hours per week.
In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.
Basic Requirement: Applicants must meet A, B or C below:
A. I have 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. A copy of your transcripts is required; OR
B. I have 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. A copy of your transcripts is required; OR
C. I have four years of experience that demonstrates 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. This must be substantiated in your resume.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is performing ALL of the following: 1) Developing, reviewing, and approving financial assistance awards; 2) Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and policies relating to financial assistance awards; AND 3) Working with program staff and external customers on financial assistance awards.
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.
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.
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
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 with a score of 80; 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: OPM's Employee Guide to Career Transition
This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
Yes PCS - Yes, entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. All moving expenses are taxable.
- In addition, relocation discretionary entitlements MAY be authorized for this position including contractor-provided home sale.
One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.
The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)
P.L. 114-47 allows certain current and former Federal employees under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.LMWFA eligibility requirements;
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 have performed at an acceptable level throughout the duration of the qualifying appointments.
Must apply for a position while employed or within 2 years after separation
If separated, must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance.
Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring AuthorityPLC eligibility requirements:
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.
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 qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the 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 supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications 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):
Comprehensive knowledge of a number of environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders; e.g., NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Sections 6 and 7 of the Endangered Species Act, executive orders for protection of wetlands and floodplains, Historic Preservation laws, etc.
Knowledge is required of fiscal control systems sufficient to advise representatives of states on grant funds reversions in compliance with governing statutes.
Mastery of knowledge in designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive plan management systems of states sufficient to assure that they meet Secretarial standards for the program funding option.
Comprehensive knowledge of available resources; e.g., consultants, representatives of universities, Federal and state agencies sufficient to apply the state-of- the-art in planning, development, initiation, and coordination of special projects and administrative studies. This requires coordination of Service and state programs related to research, management, and land acquisition efforts.
Knowledge of and skill in applying supervisory/managerial principles and methods to organize work, to direct and motivate subordinates and achieve concrete results through the integration of a highly specialized and scientifically sophisticated work force, and a high degree of leadership knowledge and skill in order to implement agency changes.
Ability to establish positive working relationships with people that have widely varying backgrounds, objectives, and goals, including persons and groups with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Interpersonal communication skills sufficient to negotiate controversial issues and to be persuasive in presenting the Service's position on matters that are characteristic of established mission and goals.
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, Well Qualified, and Qualified.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
You must submit a complete application package which includes:
RESUME. 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. OPM Resume Writing Tips
COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS, if you are using education to meet Basic Requirement. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected. 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 programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
SF-50 NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION, if you are a current or former Federal employee. You must submit your most recent non-award SF-50 that shows tenure code 1 or 2 in block 24, and position occupied code 1 (competitive service) 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. If you have previously held a higher grade than the grade/position you currently occupy, you must submit a copy of the more recent non-award SF-50 you received for that position.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL, if you are a current or former Federal employee. You must submit a copy of your most recent, signed and completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If you are a current employee and the appraisal is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
INCENTIVE AWARDS, if you are a current or former Federal employee.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION, if applicable. 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 Member Copy 4 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 (i.e. VA letter).
LAND MANAGEMENT WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY ACT DOCUMENTATION, if applicable. You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance documentation for each period of temporary/term employment if you are requesting to be considered Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibility.
PUBLIC LANDS CORPS CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY, if applicable. A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Competitive Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service.
CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION, if applicable. Documentation/proof that you are eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (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.)
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities