As a permanent Supervisory Fish Biologist with the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office (FWO), you will serve as the Field Project Leader of an organization providing for multi-disciplinary and multi-agency management of a wide variety of anadromous, resident and estuarine fish restoration activities and investigations in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta) and its watershed in the Central Valley of California.
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- Supervises and directs all aspects of the administrative function of the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office (FWO) including personnel management, fiscal strategy, budget development, annual work plan preparation, negotiations, EEO requirements and contract obligations. The office has a multi-million-dollar budget and a staff of over 80 personnel ranging from GS-2 to GS-13 engaged in a wide range of disciplines and duties to solve sensitive fishery resource problems, while ensuring that biological objectives for fishery restoration and its habitats in the estuary are balanced with upstream fishery needs .
- Serves as Program Manager for the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Anadromous Fish Restoration Program (AFRP) which involves both Federal and State resource agencies, key stakeholders and the public in 30-40 specific projects annually to make all reasonable efforts to double the natural production of anadromous fish in the Central Valley with a yearly budget of $4-$8 million.
- Serves as Agency Coordinator for the Interagency Ecology Program (IEP) for the San Francisco Estuary, with a nearly $30 million annual budget. The Field Project Leader provides direction, management, administration, technical/scientific leadership and recommendations to cooperating agency Directors and other Agency Coordinators representing six Federal and three State agencies.
- Reports to the Central Valley Supervisor, Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC), Pacific Southwest Region (USFWS Region 8) and coordinates extensively with FAC managers in the Regional Office and other Field Stations throughout the Region.
- This position additionally has oversight responsibility for coordination of the Service's Aquatic Invasive Species Program in Region 8 (Pacific Southwest).
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