Job Overview


U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conserving the Nature of America

This position will serve as the Assistant Field Supervisor for Geographic Operations in the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office (PIFWO), Honolulu, Hawaii, under the general supervision of the PIFWO Field Supervisor (FS) and is accountable for the achievement of the entire range of goals, objectives, and priorities established for the PIFWO.

1) All U.S. Citizens;

2) Status Candidates - this includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  Please apply under occupational specialty 002 if you meet the criteria mentioned above; and

3) Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities - this includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this grade or higher with the same promotion potential as announced for this position. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit Please apply under occupational specialty 003 if you meet the criteria mentioned above. 
Documentation to verify your eligibility under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities or as a Status Candidate needs to be submitted with your application in order to be considered.

More than one vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.

Full Performance Level : GS-14


Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the ‘hands on conservation' of PIFWO and the ‘face to face relationships' with the public, action agencies that impact trust resources, and State, Territorial, Commonwealth, and local governments – throughout the entire Pacific Islands area.
  • Leading and supervising PIFWO sub-offices and Island Teams, exercising the full range of leadership, supervisory, and managerial duties over 5-7 subordinate supervisors who manage Island Teams, Strategic Conservation Program (Scientific Applications), and the Invasive Species branch (these subordinate supervisors range from GS-12s to GS-13, and in turn, supervise staff ranging in grades from GS-7 to GS-12.)
  • Representing the PIFWO, Service, and, occasionally, the Department of the Interior by taking a leadership role at agency and interagency meetings with other Service activities, other Federal, State, Territorial, and Commonwealth agencies, local governments, organizations, groups, and individuals for purposes of communicating and negotiating Service/Departmental positions and objectives and for precluding and resolving problems.
  • Meeting with and briefing members of Congress and their staff, Federal, State of Hawaii, Territorial (American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI]), local, and native organization representatives and elected officials, concerned citizens, and public interest groups to share information, gain support, and resolve conflict concerning Service activities ranging from the listing of endangered species, designation of critical habitat, the approval of controversial development projects, impacts to endangered species and other federal trust resources such as coral reefs and marine species.
  • Collaborating with high level officials of Federal, State, and Territorial agencies, Tribal officials, private conservation organizations, corporate officials, and representatives of Governors' offices (in Hawaii, Guam, CNMI, and American Samoa) to negotiate cooperative positions and programs that will provide increased protection and enhancement of fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to be in travel status 1 - 5 nights per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • PCS is authorized.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Status Candidates

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.