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    This position is located in Death Valley National Park, in the Division of Resource Management.

    Anticipated Entry on Duty: October, 2021

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    This position is located in the Division of Resource Management at Death Valley National Park, a major unit of the National Park Service. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional candidate to make a positive impact on natural resource management, conservation, and wilderness stewardship in the largest national park in the contiguous United States. The park is currently facing unprecedented challenges with the effects of climate change, invasive species, and significant increases in visitation, and this position will help provide current and future direction for the park to address these challenges.

    This position will lead the terrestrial ecology program at Death Valley National Park and oversee program areas that include management of native wildlife and vegetation, invasive species management, and wilderness stewardship. Duties will include:

    • Developing overall program direction, resource management goals, and short- and long-term program implementation plans;
    • Hiring, supervising, and supporting program staff, including NPS employees, partner organization staff, and volunteers;
    • Developing staff work plans, performance plans, and individual development plans;
    • Developing field monitoring plans and overseeing field project implementation;
    • Identifying research, data, or information needs and developing project proposals to address these needs;
    • Developing and maintaining professional relationships and partnerships with NPS personnel in network parks, the regional office, and in Washington; agency personnel from local, state, and other federal agencies; and outside conservation organizations, universities, partner groups, and local advocates;
    • Developing and overseeing program and project budgets, developing funding proposals for priority needs, and creating partnership agreements with conservation service organizations and universities;
    • Reviewing and providing professional input on environmental compliance documents, draft management plans, and project proposals;
    • Writing reports, providing updates on program and project activities, and presenting results of projects and monitoring activities;
    • Serving as the park wilderness coordinator and overseeing wilderness project implementation and wilderness monitoring activities;
    • Participating in interdisciplinary teams and serving as the park subject matter expert on terrestrial ecology and associated natural resource topics;
    • Participating as a professional member of the park resource management team and as a member of the park senior management team as needed.
    "In employing individuals to perform any construction, maintenance, interpretation, or other service in the park, the Secretary (Selecting Official) shall, in so far as practical, give first preference to qualified members of the Tribe": (Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act, Nov 2000). To receive current preference eligibility, members of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe must submit a copy (not the original) of the letter certifying their tribal membership.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0408 Ecology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607223100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.