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    This announcement is for two positions within the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Marine Mammals Management Office. These positions are the Walrus and Sea Otter Program Lead and the Polar Bear Program Lead.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R7-20-10786165-TD-DE and is open to all qualified individuals. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    • Coordinate the polar bear/sea otter/walrus program and related activities within the Alaska Region, including Refuges and Field Offices.
    • Provide guidance and direction in the development and ultimate implementation of the Recover Plan for polar bears, sea otters, and walrus'.
    • Conduct extensive coordination with diverse interests which often have opposing positions, including Alaska Natives, conservation organizations, animal protection groups, professional hunting associations, Federal and State agencies.
    • Prepare annual budget and associated work plans for the polar bear/sea otter/walrus program.
    • Identify and recommend strategies, approaches and priorities to accomplish Marine Mammal Management (MMM) objectives and seek external funds to help support MMM and polar bear/sea otter/walrus program priorities.
    • Supervise and lead polar bear/sea otter/walrus program staff and volunteers.
    • Evaluate and counsel staff regarding performance objectives, standards and goals.
    • Prepare issue papers, briefing documents, and provide verbal briefings to Supervisor, Regional Director, and others regarding polar bear/sea otter/walrus issues.
    • Provide in depth analysis of complex biological study proposals, survey designs, and scopes-of-work related to MMM management priorities.
    • Identify important species habitat and recommend strategies to conserve and protect habitats and populations.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may 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/564776500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.