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    This position is located in the Midwest Regional Office, Bloomington, MN.  The employee would serve as a Science Coordinator for the Plains and Prairie Pothole (PPP) Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC).  The position involves coordination with staff within regional program offices and field offices, and with partners within the PPP LCC and throughout the cooperative conservation community to initiate, facilitate, integrate, coordinate, and communicate the Service work and activities addressing major stressors on landscape and habitat conservation.  Work and activities relate to several primary functional aspects of Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) implementation and administration, including biological planning, conservation design, conservation planning, conservation delivery, assumption-driven research, monitoring/evaluation, and organizational performance.  

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    The incumbent plays a key role in collaboratively developing, maintaining, and advancing a strategic, landscape oriented,partnership-driven approach to integrated fish and wildlife conservation by initiating, facilitating, coordinating, and communicating the LCC's work and activities. Work and activities relate to several primary functional aspects of landscape conservation including coordinating biological planning, conservation design, assumption-driven research, and monitoring/evaluation. The incumbent will also focus attention on additional landscape priorities, such as cultural resources, as appropriate

    Ensures landscape conservation efforts are coordinated across geographic areas and other boundaries; collaborates within a seamless national network of LCCs.  Represents the interests of the partners across landscape conservation initiatives and other national efforts associated with fish and wildlife conservation issues. 

    Provides scientific and technical coordination support in progressively refining the scientific and technical underpinning of fish and wildlife conservation strategies, conservation plans and landscape conservation designs for the Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC geography. 

    Biological Planning - Facilitates scientific expertise and coordination and leadership in developing and refining the biological foundation underlying fish and wildlife conservation strategies and plans 

    Conservation Design – Provides leadership for development and refinement, through coordination, of conservation plans that integrate biological goals and objectives established for different species groups, different management practices, and/or different ecological functions and processes. 

    Conservation Delivery – Provides leadership for development and refinement, through coordination, of conservation plans that integrate biological goals and objectives established for different species groups; different management practices, and/or different ecological functions and processes  

    Decision-based Monitoring – Facilitates scientific expertise and coordination support in development of sound procedures and protocols for monitoring habitat change and population response to refine the linkage between regional population goals and population- based habitat objectives of the assigned geography. Works collaboratively in the use of or development of geospatial datasets to track conservation actions implemented by the private, state, and federal conservation community. 

    Assumption-driven Research – Facilitates technical expertise and collaborates with the scientific community on research projects focused explicitly on the key biological and spatial-data assumptions and uncertainties documented in biological planning and conservation design. 

    Partnership Development and Coordination - Using well developed interpersonal communication skills and expertise, provides leadership in creating, guiding, facilitating, and nurturing an interdependent network among the State conservation agencies, bureaus in the Department of Interior, and Service programs as well as other agencies, organizations, and partnerships sufficient to support the iterative, inter-agency application of landscape conservation.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Applicants will be accepted from current US Fish and Wildlife Service employees in permanent career or career conditional appointments or current US Fish and Wildlife Service employees in excepted service appointment that leads to a permanent position such as VRA or disabled appointment plus Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) employees in the local commuting area and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

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