Job Overview


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As the Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Science Applications, you will provide expert advice and assistance to the Regional Director by managing complex issues regarding climate change science and promoting the integration of climate change into Strategic Habitat Conservation.  You will provide senior level advice and leadership in developing and implementing national science policies, playing a critical role in cross-program, cross-ecosystem, cross-Regional, and cross-agency integration and coordination of scientific activities, and serve as the Regional Director's liaison across and between program areas and agencies.

NOTE: This position is also being announced under open competitive procedures, open to all U.S. citizens. See vacancy R8-14-1051452-SG if you want to be considered under open competitive procedures.


  • Providing effective leadership, direction, and coordination in the development and execution of high-priority Regional science activities, including those involving climate change, adaptive resources management, structured decision analysis, and landscape conservation, particularly Strategic Habitat Conservation;
  • Serving as the Regional Director's liaison on workgroups/committees addressing regional and national climate change policy issues;
  • Coordinating efforts with conservation deliverers, science providers, and internal and external partners to help fish, wildlife and plants adapt to climate change; and educate organizations and individuals concerning climate change and ways of reducing its effects on fish and wildlife resources;
  • Working closely with the Regional Directorate on budget development and allocation; and
  • Providing leadership and supervision for Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel will be required to conduct business at field stations and other offices.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for this position will be authorized for current Federal employees in accordance with P.L. 89-516 and appropriate Federal regulations. Eligibility for specific relocation services will be determined at the time of selection.