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Job opening: Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator

Salary: $143 736 - 191 900 per year
City: Miami
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) with (1) vacancy located in Galveston, TX; Pascagoula, MS; Miami, FL, or Panama City, FL. This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS SEFSC-24-12415421-ST, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.


As a Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Administrator (Deputy Director), you will perform the following duties: Serves as the Deputy Director & exercises full responsibility for SEFSC operations and programs supporting the development and delivery of science advice and management activities in the southeast Region. Supports management of fish and protected resources within the Southeast Region, including, but not limited to, estimation of fish and protected resources population/stock abundance and distribution and fisheries data collection management. Serves as an advocate and effective spokesperson for research programs and activities of the SEFSC. Coordinates and engages the SEFSC in cross-cutting activities of NMFS and NOAA, including involvement on intra-agency, inter-agency and national planning teams, workshops and meetings. Provides oversight to include workload planning and distribution, performance evaluation, advice, counseling, and instruction on administrative and technical matters, personnel hiring, resolution of complaints and grievances, and identification of training needs.



Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure Form, OGE 450. To qualify for the 0480 series: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to meet the Basic Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with an application package. You MUST meet one of the following basic education requirements: A. Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR C. Experience: Four years of experience that demonstrated that the applicant acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study as described in A above. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify at the ZP-5 or GS-15: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-4 or GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Coordinating the scientific advice, research and data collection needed to effectively manage living marine resources; Supervising subordinates to complete work activities and overseeing execution of budget, personnel and other administrative activities; and Providing oversight over organization wide performance evaluation program.


College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., Bio 101, Math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website. You MUST provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated visit: OPM Foreign Education Evaluation.


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