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    Summary

    The position is with the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), the organizational unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).  NWRC’s mission is to conduct research on a wide variety of wildlife/human conflict issues on a national basis.  This position is located at the NWRC field station facilities in Gainesville, Florida.  The incumbent is a Research Wildlife Biologist and Project Leader of research that develops methods and information for managing bird or other terrestrial vertebrate pests on agricultural commodities and in other conflict situations. 

    Supervisors within APHIS are required to display proficiency in the following five competencies essential for leading and managing people: Accountability, Conflict Management, Developing Others, Human Resource Management and Leveraging Diversity. Examples of these competencies include holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely and cost-effective results; anticipating and taking steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations; developing staff members by providing coaching, training, regular guidance and career development opportunities; ensuring that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; taking appropriate action to address performance problems and fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

    Salary Information:  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.

    APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response

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    Responsibilities

    The duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • As Project Leader, the incumbent provides research leadership, project development, and supervision, including defining, leading, planning, coordinating, conducting, and reporting of investigations dealing with human-wildlife conflicts.
    • Securing cooperative funding and monitoring the status and progress of financial agreements with universities and other entities as appropriate.
    • Serving as study director and a major advisor or committee member for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students conducting research to reduce wildlife-human conflicts.
    • Maintaining active and cooperative relationships with other federal and state agricultural and wildlife agencies; WS Operations, and industry, academic institutions, and private organizations.
    • Representing NWRC, APHIS, and USDA to other federal and state agencies, professional societies, universities, the public, and foreign research groups.
    • Working on special assignments as requested by his/her supervisor.
    • Hiring and maintaining an appropriate staff.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel for training and work assignments may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497486800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.