This position is a Supervisory Fish Biologist, GS- 0482-14 working in Anchorage, Alaska, as the Fisheries Division Supervisor within the Office of Subsistence Management.Learn more about this agency
The principal functions of the Division are to analyze information to support the Program's regulatory and programmatic decision-making process; oversee large funding and partnership programs that support subsistence fisheries management and help rural and Alaska Native organizations develop capacity; and maintain effective coordination with other federal land managing agencies and the State of Alaska. The Division works in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes a wide array of professional, technical, and administrative staff who are necessary for implementation of the Program.
As a Supervisory Fish Biologist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
- Provides leadership and supervises a team of technical specialists in the area of fishery biology, biometrics/statistics, population/community ecology, and management to provide interpretation, recommendations, and communication of fishery information and its application and analysis in support of fisheries regulatory actions and other management actions of the Office of Subsistence Management, the five Federal agencies responsible for subsistence fisheries management, and the Federal Subsistence Board.
- In coordination with the Anthropology Division Supervisor, leads an interdisciplinary team of specialists in the gathering, analysis, interpretation, application and communication of information about stock status and trends, subsistence harvest patterns on Federal lands, and traditional ecological knowledge necessary for regulatory decision making by federal managers.
- Provides leadership and direction in the development and management of a statewide bi-annual plan for a multimillion dollar fisheries resource monitoring program. The program includes the gathering, analysis, and communication of information focused on stock status and trends, subsistence harvest patterns on federal lands, and traditional ecological knowledge. The plan is developed cooperatively with the five federal agencies, the ten Regional Advisory Councils, the State of Alaska, and rural and other organizations and presented to federal Subsistence Board for approval.
- Provides leadership, direction, and oversight for coordination and interaction with the State, the ten Regional Advisory Councils, Tribal organizations, and other rural groups to assist them in identification of priority fisheries issues and fisheries information needs for federal subsistence management at regional and statewide geographic scales. Oversees coordination with rural-based monitoring projects with State and Federal managers to ensure information is beneficial to overall management program objectives. Oversees the negotiation of terms and conditions, and monitors implementation of cooperative agreements, under Section 809 of the ANILCA.
- Oversees the development and implementation of programs to increase the technical capabilities within rural communities, Alaska Native organizations, and other rural organizations to expand through education and apprenticeship programs their ability to effectively participate in the fishery management process. Works with agency staffs to integrate rural communities into fishery management project workforce.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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