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    This position is the Assistant Regional Director - Fish and Aquatic Conservation, GS-0480-15, located in Hadley, MA.

    This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R5-21-11216649-RR-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    As a Fish and Wildlife Admistrator your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • The ARD directs policy and staff functions in fisheries, within one of the Service's Regions. Formulates and implements policies, standards, and procedures. Surnames documents for program policy compliance before forwarding to the Regional Director. Coordinates Regionwide program issues/policies (e.g., Fisheries Operational Needs (FONS)). Develops short- and long-range plans, objectives, and priorities for ensuring adherence to the laws and policies which govern the management of the Service. Serves as an advocate and provides leadership for national and Regionwide program issues and policies (e.g., Fisheries Program national priorities). Evaluates national precedents and their impact on Regional policy and procedures and devises methods of accommodating emerging precedents. Estimates and justifies resources such as funding, space, supplies, equipment and personnel needs. Manages multimillion dollar budgets for assigned programs which are subject to rapidly changing initiatives and shifting priorities. Determines needs for special projects and studies to be carried out by subordinates, contractors, consultants, academicians, and field stations. Provides support to the field, regional teams, and the Regional Director by collaborating with the Regional Office, other ARDs, Regional Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System, and other program staff. Monitors progress, evaluates effectiveness, and recommends program changes and modifications of specific goals and objectives.
    • Implements programs such as Fish Passage Program, Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention and Control Program, and Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program. Coordinates with Law Enforcement (LE) and Federal Aid (FA) organizational elements on programmatic and operational issues by identifying needs and opportunities. Implements outreach efforts. Effects Tribal and other agency coordination within the geographic area or in field stations supervised (with Regional Office Native American/External Affairs staff). Leads legislative/Congressional outreach efforts on operational issues (with External Affairs staff). Supports and reviews programmatic submissions (e.g., Congressional inquires, Congressional District Report). Develops partnerships in consultation with program and project managers, the field facility staff, and ecosystem teams.
    • Serves as an expert consultant and provides advice to the Regional Director and other Service officials and managers concerning controversial and complex scientific, political, and economic issues; prepares position papers; reviews documents and plans; and makes implementation decisions. Obtains cooperation from and maintains liaison with parties and agencies interested in decisions of the Service, such as trade associations, conservation groups, industries, civic groups, officials and scientists from other Federal government organizations, State officials, county officials, and news media representatives. Provides coordination with the States, other Federal organizations, Congressional contacts, and others. Leads program outreach efforts.
    • Exercises managerial and leadership skill in integrating multiple aspects of ecosystem management, refuge management, fisheries management, ecological services, and the migratory birds, federal aid and law enforcement programs. Analyzes and evaluates management plans, goals, objectives, and resource problems, and makes final determinations (subject to the Regional Director's and/or Deputy Regional Director's approval) regarding the final content, timing, and ongoing applicability of ecosystem management approaches.
    • Performs a full range of supervisory/managerial duties and responsibilities over the assigned staff and organizational elements. This includes the Regional Office program staff and field stations (e.g., Fish Hatcheries, Fish Technology Centers, and Fish Health Centers, Fishery and Wildlife Conservation Offices). Promotes and demonstrates a strong commitment to workforce diversity. Identifies program training/mandatory needs and expectations. Supervises the Regional Office staff work on programmatic issues. Evaluates Regional, field station staff and ecosystem teams on issue management. Coordinates the work of employees, contractors, and consultants in planning and conducting studies and projects (e.g., demographic studies, fisheries studies, quality assurance projects, public use surveys, and program effectiveness reviews) related to fishery programs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 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/612278800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.