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    Summary

    This position oversees the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LRSCP) Office's activities and supervises a combination of biologists, facilities specialists, contract/agreement specialists, and administrative staff whose scope and impact of work has a direct affect on state and Tribal cooperators, the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program, the Region, and further implications for the Program on a national scale.

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    Responsibilities

    • Oversees the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Office's activities. Formulates short and long term project policies, guidelines, and strategies necessary for the efficient and effective administration of the Office. Evaluates activities and institutes changes to increase effectiveness of operations. Works with state and Tribal cooperators to plan and administer a multi-million dollar annual budget (~$30 million in FY 2019).
    • Promotes, maintains, and fosters relationships with state (Washington, Oregon, and Idaho) fish and wildlife chiefs and other senior agency officials, Federal agencies (NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration), other FWS field stations, US v Oregon signatory parties, Tribal fish and wildlife agency administrators and other senior government officials (Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla) and others (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Idaho Power Company, non-governmental organizations) to plan, develop and implement the LSRCP. This includes but is not limited to interpreting legislation and legal decisions to provide expertise to cooperators regarding relevant Federal laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and policies applicable to the operations of the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Program.
    • Ensures that the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan's programs and activities are based on an integrated approach to fish and aquatic conservation that appropriately balances elements of habitat protection and restoration, fish production, and harvest management to meet prescribed management goals. Implements fishery activities relative to watershed and ecosystem management throughout the assigned area and is a primary point of contact and coordinator with tribal, federal and state agencies on landscape level initiatives. Supports USFWS efforts to address climate change and strategic habitat conservation.
    • Serves as the principal USFWS liaison and policy contact with Tribal groups, NOAA Fisheries, State Fish and Wildlife Agencies, State Departments of Ecology, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bonneville Power Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and/or the local community. Develops public support and understanding of the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan's program and operations and other USFWS activities by emphasizing outreach activities to constituent groups and governmental leadership. Participates on technical and policy level work groups including, but not limited to U.S. v Oregon.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be required to travel at a minimum of one week per month.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563633100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.