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    Summary

    This position is part of the R5-Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. As a Fish Biologist in Hadley, MA

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R5-19-10409463-JLS (MP) for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) in the Northeast Region. The WSFR program staff work with the 13 States, District of Columbia and tribal partners to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide. The Division provides oversight, technical assistance, and administrative support for the following grant programs: Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish Restoration, Clean Vessel Act, Boating Infrastructure, National Coastal Wetlands Conservation, State Wildlife Grants, Tribal Wildlife, Section 6 Endangered Species, White-nose Syndrome, Highlands Conservation Act, and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants. WSFR administers hundreds of grants totaling over $200 million annually.

    - Primarily administers Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration and State Wildlife grants focused on survey, research and management of fish (primarily marine species) and other aquatic organisms; as well as administers limited Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration grants focused on survey, research and management of wildlife

    - Analyzes grant proposals to determine if they are eligible for funding under the respective legislation and regulations; are biologically and technically sound; are economically planned; will yield benefits commensurate with costs; and are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, Departmental and Service policy, OMB circulars, Executive Orders, etc. and determines whether to approve or disapprove proposed work.

    - Monitors ongoing projects, including field monitoring, to ensure that they are proceeding as planned, that progress is being made toward approved objectives, and that proposals constitute effective and efficient expenditure of funds. Reviews performance and final reports to determine conformance with stated objective and, recommends approval or disapproval of final payment of project costs. Negotiates appropriate resolution if project or handling of funds fails to comply with requirements.

    - Coordinates program activities and information exchange among States and the Service to address common problems and opportunities for joint efforts.

    - Represents the Service when providing consultation, advice and guidance to partner staff on fish and wildlife conservation issues, and effectively communicates the accomplishments of grant programs and partnerships to priority audiences.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0482 Fish Biology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523154900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.