Supervisory Management and Program Analyst

U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Location
    Baileys Crossroads, Virginia
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    Feb-11-2020
  • Posted
    Jan 28

Position description

Summary

 

This position is located within the Division of International Conservation (DIC), Assistant Director of International Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).Incumbent serves as Chief, DIC and is responsible for the leadership, implementation and monitoring of technical and policy guidance that affects domestically and internationally, the planning and implementation of international conservation actions on the ground to support imperiled species of high importance to the American people.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates
  • LMWFA or Public Land Corps eligibles may apply

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 02/11/2020 will be considered.

You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: Oversee the implementation of financial and technical assistance programs; create and develop national and/or International Conservation initiatives to benefit wildlife species and their habitats; implement wildlife conservation financial and technical assistance programs; participate in meetings with decision-makers from federal and state agencies, international governments and organizations, and non-governmental organizations to enhance the conservation and management of wildlife, plants, biological diversity, and ecosystems of mutual interest; performs a full range of supervisory/managerial duties and responsibilities of a staff to evaluates work products for meeting goals and objectives.

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.

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures:
Current appointees:
Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA.
·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency.
·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
·Must have performed at an acceptable level.
Former appointees:
·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,
·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
·Must apply for position within 2 years after separation,
·Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND
·Must have performed at an acceptable level

Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority:
Note: You must provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Compliance Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service.
(1) In order to be eligible for PLC non-competitive status, a former member of the PLC must provide documentation, as part of their application, verifying their eligibility and meet the following criteria:
(a) Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC;
(b) Applied to a vacancy announcement for which applications are being accepted from individuals with non-competitive status;
(c) Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification standards stated in the vacancy announcement for the position which you are applying; and
(d) Completed his/her most recent Corps service, which provided him/her with a total of 640 hours, inclusive of 120 hours on a PLC project as defined in 16 USC 1723(d), within the last two (2) years.
(2) Appointments must be effected within the two years requirement.
(3) The two year time-frame cannot be extended.
(4) Selectees will be subject to a probationary period.
(5) This authority may be used for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.


A PCS Move is authorized as follows: travel and relocation expenses including reimbursable real estate expenses will be authorized in accordance with the Federal travel regulations excluding contractor-provided home sale. All moving expenses are taxable.


Supervisory Probationary Period: If you have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period, you will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position.


If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

 

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal and Service budget and legislative processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international financial and technical assistance programs, laws, regulations and policies.
  • Mastery knowledge of the domestic and international wildlife conservation laws, treaties, agreements, regulations and policies underlying the Fish and Wildlife Service's programs and activities related to international conservation.
  • Ability to effectively manage a highly motivated and technically competent staff working on a diverse range of international conservation issues.
  • Ability to lead policy reviews and policy development.
  • Masterful interpersonal skills and in oral and written communication on complex highly sensitive international conservation issues.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15," Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" in addition to the proof required by that form.

Career Transition Assistance Program Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) : These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP or CTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

 

 

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Credentialing

 

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Responsibilities

 

  • Exercises leadership and direction to the Service's management and administration of programs and activities for international conservation pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973; the Multinational Species Conservation Acts for African and Asian elephants, tigers and rhinos, great apes, and marine turtles; the Wild Bird Conservation Act; the Convention on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation in the Western Hemisphere; the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trilateral Committee Agreement; the U.S.-Russia Environmental Agreement; the U.S.-China Nature Conservation Protocol; and other laws, treaties, conventions, and international agreements for which the Service has specific responsibilities related to international conservation.
  • Provides recommendations to the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director, International Affairs regarding allocation of funding and annual spending plans.
  • Performs a full range of supervisory/managerial duties and responsibilities over the assigned staff and evaluates work products for meeting Division goals and objectives. Monitors progress, evaluates effectiveness, and recommends program changes and modifications to specific goals and objectives.
  • Leads policy reviews and identifies areas requiring new or revised policy and/or guidance statements or handbooks.
  • Develops short and long term goals and strategic plans to effectively implement all programs and activities for all four branches of the Division.

 

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

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