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BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
1. Choose one answer which best describes your education as it pertains to the basic education requirement for a Wildlife Refuge Manager position.A. I have completed a four-year degree in an accredited college or university with major in zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology, that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; 3 semester hours in botany and 3 semester hours in conservation biology..
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-12
2. Select the statement below that best describes your experience to meet the additional qualification requirements for the GS-12 level for this position. Your answer must be supported by experience described in your resume.A. I qualify for this position at the GS-12 level: I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service that equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) managing refuge/public lands operations, contributing to development of long-range plans, and implementing natural resource programs; 2) coordinating visitor services and natural resource educational programs; 3) assisting with land use and program planning; 4) coordinating construction and maintenance of refuge facilities;5) managing administration and budgeting.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, AND TECHNIQUES OF FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each statement.
3. Manage a biology program for a wildlife refuge that may include land conservation, habitat development, containment and restoration projects, population studies or research studies.
4. Use methods of habitat management, such as native vegetation restoration, exotic species management, grazing, haying, and farming.
5. Design wetland management systems to improve wildlife habitat.
KNOWLEDGE OF FEDERAL ACTS, LAWS, AND SERVICE POLICIES PERTAINING TO REFUGE/NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
6. Prepare Special Use Permits, Cooperative Agreements, or Memoranda of Understanding to effectively manage wildlife and habitat.
7. Provide overview, and ensure refuge action/activities comply with the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
8. Provide guidance on the requirements of the Refuge Improvement Act and the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act (NWRSAA) regarding the administration of the refuge and the authorization of permitted uses on refuge lands.
9. Provide direction on the North American Waterfowl Management Plan pertaining to refuge biology, landscape conservation, and partnerships to interested parties.
ABILITY TO MANAGE PUBLIC LANDS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED NATURAL RESOURCES
10. Carry out active stewardship of natural resources to improve or safeguard them or to enhance trust resources over large geographic areas.
11. Administer land acquisition and/or easement activities.
12. Implement wildlife-dependent recreation programs for a refuge or public lands.
KNOWLEDGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS
13. Develop short, medium and long-range operation plans, annual work plans, budgets, work schedules, or procurement plans.
14. Formulate cost estimates for major and minor rehabilitation and replacement projects for real property assets.
15. Prepare administrative reports, annual narrative reports and/or other documents associated with wildlife management and administrative programs.
16. Create databases for budget tracking, procurement, time and attendance, asset inventories/maintenance or other programs necessary for refuge management.
17. Prepare recruitment personnel actions for vacancies that may include writing position descriptions, recruiting quality candidates, conducting interviews, and act as the selecting official.
18. Manage property (equipment, buildings) to include determining priorities of maintenance needs and managing real property inventory.
19. Coordinate maintenance and construction projects for roads and facilities.
ABILITY TO SUPERVISE AND LEAD A DIVERSE STAFF
20. Supervise staff to accomplish projects in a natural resource setting.
21. Motivate a multidisciplinary staff that encourages creative thinking and innovation to achieve objectives.
22. Identify priorities for staff to meet tight schedules and deadlines.
ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN PARTNERSHIPS AND BUILD CONSENSUS
23. Develop partnerships with other Federal agencies, state agencies, and private organization to protect lands.
24. Review projects proposed by other agencies and stakeholders/partners to identify possible conflicts.
25. Serve as a representative to other agencies and groups to resolve problems on environmental factors, political sensitivity, or operational issues.
26. Develop volunteer programs and supervise volunteer work.
SKILL IN WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
27. Participate in the design of outreach brochures, interpretive panels, exhibits, or websites regarding natural resources educational programs.
28. Write correspondence, memorandums, briefs, or press releases related to natural resource issues.
29. Write detailed administrative reports, planning documents, annual narrative reports, or briefings regarding refuge operations.