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Job Title:  Wildlife Group Manager (DEU-HH)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-LC-DE-13-15

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Thursday, July 18, 2013
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV, USView Map

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:

View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at:

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:
Henderson, NV: 
Las Vegas, NV:  

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).


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-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.


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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: 

You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective placement factors by the closing date of this announcement.


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.

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.

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit:


Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit:  

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. 

Supervisory Probationary Period:  An employee initially appointed to a supervisory position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Probationary Period:  Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period if you have not previously completed a probationary period.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Incidental Motor Vehicle Operating: Operation of a Government vehicle may be required; therefore, a valid State driver's license is required. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.


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Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button on the right side of any page. 

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:  

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. 

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment (specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience); an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

-For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

CTAP/ICTAP:  Provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective placement factors, education and experience requirements, and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established. 

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:


Holly Hill
Phone: 702-293-8016
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5000
Boulder City, NV
Fax: 000-000-0000


After application packages have been received, resumes, assessment questionnaires and transcripts, if applicable, will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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