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    • Serves as the Director, Wildlife Services (WS), National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in Fort. Collins, CO. Duties include but are not limited to:
    • Develops strategic and operational plans that ensure effective NWRC support for the contributions to WS' mission, reflecting a high level of awareness of program priorities and goals.
    • Provides leadership and oversight for the WS NWRC, including research, wildlife disease and emergency response functions, and ensures NWRC mission focus on methods development.
    • Champions the WS Strategic Plan and supports implementation of National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee recommendations throughout the national research program of Wildlife Services.
    • Participates in the formulation and administration of plans, policies and objectives.
    • Leads the development, direction and implementation of laboratory and field research cooperative programs with Federal, Tribal, State, local government officials and other interested groups, organizations and individuals.
    • Directs the conduct of WS Research Needs Assessment Process, which is a basis for national methods development and research priorities.
    • Oversees complex budgetary systems associated with NWRC research facility operations and numerous multi-year research projects throughout the United States.
    • Provides scientific leadership within the areas of evaluation, testing and development of new technologies/materials to be applied in wildlife damage management programs as the Federal, Tribal, State, and private land owned level.
    • Responsible for the Center's $150 million plus Master Plan, which includes Wildlife Science, Animal Research, Invasive Species and a Bio-Safety Level 3 Suite Buildings as well as Outdoor Animal Research Facilities.
    • Represents the APHIS Administrator and other senior USDA officials at national and international meetings and may serve on inter-and intra-Agency and Departmental scientific panels, boards and committees.
    • Negotiates with cooperating Federal and State officials, industry groups, special interest groups, and individuals to develop, revise, and adopt agreements to effect cooperative wildlife damage research and management programs nationwide.
    • Implements provisions of: 1. Homeland Security Presidential Directive #9.
    • Promotes equal opportunity and employs nondiscriminatory practices for promotion, recruitment and hiring of applicants; encouragement, recognition and fair treatment of all employees; and career development and full utilization of employee?s skills.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556387800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.