Job Announcement - Branch Chief, Marine & Freshwater Ecology

Date: 
20 May 1998

The Marine and Freshwater Ecology Branch Chief position (SUPERVISORY FISH &
WILDLIFE ADMINISTRATOR GS-0480-14) at the USGS Alaska Biological Science
Center is now being advertised. It will close May 27, 1998. The
announcement (imported below) can be found on the Department of the
Interior AVADS system at:
http://www.usgs/doi/avads
http://info.er.usgs.gov/doi/avads/announcements/gsw98115

Please share this information with anyone you believe may be qualified and
interested in applying for the position.

For more information, please contact:

Joy Geiselman
Assistant to the Center Director
USGS Alaska Biological Science Center
Anchorage, AK, (907)786-3668, email joy_geiselman@usgs.gov.

Also check out our web sites: http://www.absc.usgs.gov
http://www.nbs.gov
http://www.usgs.gov

______________________________________________________________________
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

* THIS IS A PERMANENT POSITION *

POSITION: SUPERVISORY FISH & WILDLIFE ADMINISTRATOR GS-0480-14
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:W-98-115

OPENING DATE: APRIL 30, 1998 CLOSING DATE: MAY 27, 1998
FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL: GS-0480-14
RECRUITING AREA: GOVERNMENT-WIDE

LOCATION: USGS BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES DIVISION,
ALASKA BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER: (415) 329-4104 (TTY) 329-4123

ADDRESS OF PERSONNEL OFFICE:
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PERSONNEL OFFICE
345 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD MS-612 MENLO PARK, CA 94025

This is a supervisory position. Employees who are initially appointed to
supervisory positions must serve a probationary period of 1 year.

APPLICATIONS UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY FROM QUALIFIED
STATUS CANDIDATES OR FROM QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE UNDER SPECIAL
APPOINTING AUTHORITY. ELIGIBILITY FOR APPOINTMENT MUST BE INDICATED ON THE
APPLICATION.

Applications must be received in the Personnel Office by the closing date
of the announcement to be considered.

You may apply by fax or e-mail to this vacancy and others in the Western
Region of the U.S. Geological Survey as part of a pilot project.
Application packages of more than ten pages should not be sent over fax or
e-mail. Like all other applications, you will be responsible for your
application's successful conveyance.
Fax # 650-329-4098.
E-Mail address: job_apps@omega7.wr.usgs.gov. For more information, see
our web site at http://online.wr.usgs.gov/ohr/wrsc_job_apps.html.

Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition
Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the
following order of selection for this position:

(a) At Bureau Option, Internal (within Interior) personnel actions not
covered by SSP/CTAP (listed in 5 CFR 330.606(d) of the CTAP regulations).

(b) Internal selections from within a bureau and the same LCA after
eligible SSP applicants from within that bureau and LCA have been given
selection priority.

(c) Well-qualified DOI SSP candidates for any vacancy within the LCA. A
well-qualified SSP eligible must be selected unless that selection would
cause another employee to be separated by RIF. Surplus and displaced
employees may be selected without regard to tenure/subgroup order.

(d) At bureau option, Internal actions not subject to the RPL (for example,
any competitive/noncompetitive action on a permanent DOI employee).

(e) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area.

(f) At bureau discretion, any former displaced well-qualified DOI
employee,including a well-qualified RPL candidate from outside the local
commuting area who applies.

(g) Well-qualified displaced applicants from other Federal agencies (ICTAP
applicants) in the local commuting area.

(h) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.).

To be considered well-qualified under the provisions of CTAP: SSP and
ICTAP eligibles must meet the "GOOD" or equivalent rating level on all
KASOC's.

QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural
resource management, chemistry or related disciplines OR a combination of
education and experience including courses equivalent to a major or at
least 30 semester hours in course as shown above plus appropriate
experience or additional education AND one year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Serves as Branch Chief for all research on seabirds, marine mammals (polar
bears, sea otters, and Pacific walrus), marine fish (Pacific halibut and
Dungeness crab), and Pacific salmon (all five species) and other
freshwaterfish and various inventory and monitoring efforts conducted by
the Alaska Biological Science Center. Coordinates, supervises and is
responsible for the conduct, performance and administration of a
multi-disciplinary staff addressing a cooperative research program in a
diversity of habitats ranging from marine to arctic ecosystems. Conducts
and participates in the research as appropriate. Work includes personnel
management, financial management and management analysis as well as
programmatic research.

KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS (KASOCS):

1. Knowledge of a Federal Natural Resource Management Agency and its
operational program priorities, policies, functions and activities.

2. Knowledge of ecological science to investigate the ecosystems of Alaska
and North Pacific and the wildlife and fishery resources and their habitats
of concern to Federal and State natural resource management in Alaska.

3. Skill in planning, designing, and conducting research to address complex
natural resource issues.

4. Skill in administration and management in a science or land management
agency.

5. Skill in effective oral and written communication.

The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position
will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications
without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national
origin, nondisqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit
factors.

Applicants should obtain a copy of the "USGS Application Guidelines" to
insure their understanding of the application process and eligibility
requirements. These guidelines & USGS vacancy announcements are available
in DOI personnel offices, the AVADS BBS (703)648-6000, Internet
(www.usgs.gov/doi/avads), Earthfax (703)648-4888 (select option 1), & OPM's
FJOB.

In accordance with provisions of Public Law 105-85, The Defense
Authorization Act of 1998, anyone who previously served on active duty
during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992, or in
Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor (November 20, 1995 through December
20, 1996) and Operation Joint Guard (December 20, 1996 to be be
determined), may be entitled to Veteran's Preference. PLEASE PROVIDE A
COPY OF YOUR DD214 OR OTHER PROOF OF PREFERENCE WHEN YOU APPLY UNDER THIS
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.