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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, National Invasive Species Council, in Washington, DC. This is a permanent, senior-level position with substantial, high-profile responsibilities. The incumbent serves as the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Secretariat’s Senior Scientific and Technical Analyst. NISC was established by Executive Order 13112 (EO 13112; Invasive Species Executive Order). The Department of the Interior, Office of Policy, Management and Budget, has responsibility for providing administrative and staffing support to the NISC Secretariat. Following priorities, guidelines, and strategic plans established by the Executive Director, the incumbent ensures effective day-to-day leadership and coordination of the scientific and technical activities necessary for the NISC Secretariat to implement its duties in a timely, credible, and highly effective manner.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    Salary Information

    GS-13 ($92,145 - $119,794) per annum.

    GS-14 ($108,887 - $141,555) per annum.

    GS-15 ($128,082 - 160,300) per annum.

    First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as OS-6010-16-DC-236(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

    The National Invasive Species Council has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and that the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

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    At the full performance level (GS-15) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Responsible for managing the inter/intra-agency, as well as multi-stakeholder, coordination necessary to implement policies, programs, and projects directed by EO 13112 and related Executive Orders, the NISC Management Plan, and emerging priorities identified by the senior leadership of NISC and the NISC Secretariat.

    2. Works as part of a team of top-notch project managers, scientists, and analysts who furnish expert policy and program evaluation to NISC senior leadership. Conducts scientific, technical, policy, and program analysis on invasive species issues and produces high quality outputs based on these analyses, such as fact sheets, talking points, official memoranda, white papers, original peer-reviewed manuscripts, and NISC website content.

    3. Gathers and provides the scientific and technical information and positions on policy matters necessary to enable NISC senior officials to make well-informed decisions on invasive species issues, including in cooperation with other governments, states/territories, tribes, local governments, and a wide range of non-federal stakeholders and subject matter experts.

    4. Reviews significant scientific, technical, and related policy initiatives proposed or under consideration by NISC member Departments/Agencies to determine their potential to advance or impede Federal invasive species initiatives, and also reviews relevant reports to Congress, CEQ, OSTP, OMB, GAL, and other high-level government bodies prepared by NISC member Department/Agencies. Makes recommendations to strengthen these documents, including by ensuring their scientific and technical accuracy.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel 1-5 Nights

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    This position is open to all US Citizens.

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