This position is located at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge which is part of the Bear River Migratory Bird Complex. As a Wildlife Refuge Specialist, you will assist the Wildlife Refuge Manager in the development and administration of the operating program and other activities at a refuge where administrative, operational and related programs are varied but the construction of new facilities, pest control, public uses, etc. are fairly limited. The position at Fish Springs NWR is a new transition position critical to get the station to ecological sustainability. You will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
NOTE: This position is also being announced under merit promotion procedures, open to current and former federal employees. See vacancy RF-18-005-10182712-DS-MP if you want to be considered under merit promotion procedures.
Wildlife Biology, Ecology and Habitat Management: Initiate and oversee conservation activities (e.g., habitat development, clean-up, contaminant and restoration projects, research studies, population studies, wildlife inventory, monitoring, etc.); prepare interagency cooperative agreements, memoranda of understanding and special use permits; assist in the fire program; participate in land acquisition or easement activities.
Visitor Services: Assist with a comprehensive public relations/public use program including off-refuge programs, interpretive and educational programs, wildlife dependent recreation (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation), and other recreational management activities. Conduct tours, serve as an environmental education instructor; manage the volunteer program.
Natural Resources Program Management: Participate in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessments (EAs), Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultations, etc., Comprehensive Conservation Plans, Habitat Management Plans, Land Acquisition and Protection Plans, etc.; ensure actions are compliant with laws, rules, and regulations (e.g., water rights, rights-of-way, oil and gas, easements, fee title lands, etc.).
Business, Facilities and Equipment Management: Assist senior management develop long-range plans, annual work plans, budgets and work schedules. Develops cost estimates and the work sequence of major and minor rehabilitation projects, and prepares administrative and accomplishment reports. Plan and schedule operations and maintenance projects covering limited construction, repair and maintenance of equipment, facilities and infrastructure.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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