Job Title: Wildlife Group Manager (DEU-HH)Job Announcement Number: BR-LC-DE-13-15
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
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/ Per Year
Thursday, June 27, 2013 to
Thursday, July 18, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov.
View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-13-25 for current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; and those eligible under the following: former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP applicants; and Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise in monitoring and managing habitat studies, and leading a team as the Wildlife Group Manager for the Multi Species Conservation Program (MSCP). The MSCP covers areas up to, and including, the full-pool elevations of Lakes Mead, Mohave and Havasu and the historical floodplain of the Colorado River from Lake Mead to the United States-Mexico Southerly International Boundary. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Office of the Regional Director, LC River MSCP Office, Wildlife Group, Boulder City, NV.
Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV: http://www.bcnv.org
Henderson, NV: http://www.hendersonchamber.com/
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.lvchamber.com/
First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointees or reinstatement eligibles.
- U.S. Citizenship or National; Valid State Driver's License;
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
- You must apply online to be considered for this position;
- You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications).
DUTIES:Back to top
-Responsible for supervision, direction, oversight, control and coordination of group programs.
-Develops the strategic intent for the office with the other Group Managers and the Program Manager; provides a vision for the Group's work and how this relates to the Region/LCR MSCP goals; and provides initial direction boundaries, constraints, priorities, and framework for the Group's work.
-Manages Group's involvement and technical input to support major and complex environmental and ESA consultations; represents and coordinates Reclamation's input to, and review of, MSCP conservation strategies and alternatives.
-Develops and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with MSCP partner agencies, land owners, land managers, Federal, State, and local governments, conservation organizations, and regulatory bodies, on the lower Colorado River.
-Develops and tracks detailed budgets for the Group.
-Provides general management and oversight related to human resources, procurement, use of government equipment, training, staff development, safety awareness, and Equal Employment Opportunity initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
GS-13: In order to qualify for the GS-13 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in Federal service.
Specialized Experience for GS-13: Defined as experience leading a multi- disciplined team performing a wide range of studies; implementing and overseeing a monitoring and research program; maintaining awareness of covered species and existing habitats; and guiding selection and application of conservation techniques. Experience should also demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership and guidance to subordinate staff on natural resources initiatives, environmental and/or biological activities.
Supervisory Competencies: Applicants should possess proficiency, or the potential to develop proficiency, in the following competencies for successful performance of Federal supervisory work: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, problem solving, resilience, and written communication. Additional information on supervisory competencies can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/Specialty-Stds/GS-SUPV.asp
You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective placement factors by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Highly Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. To preview questions please click here.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions:
KSA 1. Knowledge of and expertise in the area of program management and planning of natural resources initiatives, environmental and/or biological planning and project implementation, which enables the employee to supervise and direct specialists, technicians, and biologists.
KSA 2. Ability to supervise and direct the accomplishment of staff concerning broad studies and investigations in order to plan and recommend the appropriate action for environmental studies and land use issues.
KSA 3. Ability to plan, organize, and direct, the work of an organization.
Applicants' answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to the online assessment questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.