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Additional information about the National Parks Service in Alaska can be found at https://www.nps.gov/locations/alaska/index.htm.
You will provide leadership to the natural resources programs of the Alaska Region of the National Park Service (NPS), encompassing 16 parks units and 54 million acres and is responsible natural resource management on the parks & preserves based on priorities of the NPS, the Regional Director and the Department of Interior. Key responsibilities include:
- A thorough understanding of natural resource management principles, policies, laws and regulations; as well as the practical application of scientific methods related to a broad array of natural resources, including physical and biological resources.
- The ability to facilitate a team environment; strategic thinking; the establishment of goals and objectives; development of feedback mechanisms; and the development of a work environment that encourages creativity and flexibility.
- The ability to interact, motivate and communicate at all levels, including conflict resolution, negotiation skills, public speaking, written proposals, and the development and maintenance of partnerships.
- Ensures that the NPS in Alaska is a recognized leader in climate change and ecosystem adaptation.
- Validates and incorporates scientific information in highly complex management decisions with far reaching implications.
- Implements natural resource methodology and tools that instruct people and organizations about the natural resources of the Park System.
- Carries out actions that support the objectives and priorities of the Department and the NPS; for leading climate change and arctic-related issues; for leading national issues related to the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) of 1980; and advocacy with key public and private partners.
- Maintains positive working relationships with staff members in agencies and organizations interested in and affected by decisions of the Regional Directorate, including high level officials in other Federal agencies, Tribal representatives, State agency officials, borough officials, non-governmental organizations, fishing and hunting associations, the media, and members of the public.
For more information about the duties of this position, please contact Debora Cooper at 907-644-3505
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541600700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.