RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses will be authorized consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company will not be offered.
The incumbent serves as Regional Coordinator for the Coastal Program and Deputy Program Supervisor for the R2 Gulf Restoration Program. The Gulf Coast ecosystem restoration effort is one of the most far reaching and ambitious ecosystem restoration projects ever undertaken in the United States.
As the Deputy, the incumbent serves as a key advisor to the Program Supervisor in their functions as the Regional authority on legislative, Congressional, policy, schedule, performance and budgetary issues associated with Gulf Coast Restoration (GCR). The incumbent provides advice and coordination of Coastal Program engagement to the Service's participation in GCR under the supervision, oversight and direction of the Southwest Regional Gulf restoration Program Supervisor.
This position will be located in either Houston, TX or Corpus Christi, TX dependent upon management discretion. If selected to work in Corpus Christi, TX the salary range will be from $84,443 to $109,781 annually.
All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).Learn more about this agency
· Provides expertise and leadership to develop long-term coastal fish and wildlife habitat conservation and restoration projects, ensures effective cross-program coordination and oversees their completion.
· Provides advice and guidance to the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Joint Ventures and other program areas to facilitate strategic habitat conservation of coastal ecosystems in the Southwest Region.
· Supports the Program Supervisor and assists in the coordination of the Gulf Coast Restoration (GCR) including communication, coordination, and participation across all R2 Programs involving GCR activities and where necessary other FWS Regions or DOI Bureaus.
· Responsible for supervision and development of employees.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Background Investigation
- One-year probation period
- Finacial Statements Required
· A background investigation is required for this position.
· Completion of a 1-year probationary period is required (if one has not yet been completed).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Most work is performed in an office environment. However, recurring field work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rough surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities. Average agility and dexterity are required.
The work is performed both in an office and outdoors. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. The employee is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted.
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. This handbook can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.
Basic Educational Requirements for the GS-0401 series you must meet A or B.
A. 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 or specific course requirements in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Have a combination of education and experience which includes courses equivalent to a major (i.e. 24 semester hours), as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must have been sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to perform Fish and Wildlife Biologist work, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4 year course of study with a major study in one of the appropriate fields.
In addition to meeting the educational requirements you must also meet the Specialized Experience requirement for the GS-13 grade level.
A. I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to GS-12) in the Federal service. Such experience may have included: solving highly unique and controversial issues related to Endangered Species; developing planning documents and conservation initiatives emphasizing species conservation and recovery; and meeting, dealing and negotiating with diverse individuals and groups.
Don't forget to add examples of specialized experience for EACH grade level! (Examples should not be the same at different grade levels)
Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to support your educational claims if you are qualifying for the position based on education. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.View Occupational Questionnaire
1. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans preference see
2. If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see
3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Mastery, and skill in applying, advanced theories, principles, concepts, practices, standards,
Ability to effectively supervise the work of others, including assigning work and managing workload
NOTE: You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verifications. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your application, or your application is incomplete, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience or you may be considered ineligible.
Background checks and security clearance
2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire
3. Transcripts (if applicable)
4. SF-50 (if applicable)
5. Veteran's Preference Documentation (if applicable)
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the Occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use this cover page (https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf) and provide the required information. The vacancy ID is 1673449. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 15, 2016 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire http://www.opm.govforms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax your completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 478-757-3144.
If you do not submit all the required materials, we will not be able to fully process your application, and you may lose consideration for this position. No additional information will be solicited or accepted after the closing date.
DO NOT SEND any application material(s) by U.S. mail or electronic mail. If you are unable to apply using one of the described methods, contact the HR Office Representative listed on this announcement at least one-full workday prior to the closing date for further assistance.
If you have any problems submitting your application, contact the online help at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.
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.
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.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
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
To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
Your complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, April 15, 2016
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or you application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
Jason C. Lujan
500 Gold Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of the status of your application. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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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.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- 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.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/435161300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.