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Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator, NOAA NMFS

As a Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator, you will perform the following duties:

  • Supervises, leads, and performs scientific research in support operations of fishery resources, fish and wildlife resources, and/or their habitats.
  • Provides national and international coordination for research support activities for the conservation and management of the Nation’s living marine resources. Plans, establishes, and coordinates policy on scientific activities and issues, providing oversight of scientific publications activities.
  • Provides strategic planning and operational management, identifying program and staffing needs, current issues and anticipating future challenges, ensuring that research and activities support strategic goals and objectives.

$160,950 – $191,900 per year
Remote job

Telework eligible
Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required
25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes—You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Appointment type
Permanent –

Work schedule
Full-time –


Promotion potential

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Application deadline: 04/29/2024
  • Organization: NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS); Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
  • Qualifications: Key Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period. More requirements are listed under Qualification and Other Information. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable ( This position requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure Form, OGE 450. A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system. If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Qualifications Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements: To qualify for the 0480 Series: A. Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. or B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. or C. Experience: Four years of experience that demonstrated that the applicant acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study as described in A above. This position requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure Form, OGE 450. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. 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. To qualify at the ZP-05 (GS-15) grade level: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-04 (GS-14) in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Developing and implementing natural resources or fishery management programs and ensuring program compliance with applicable Federal law, such as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, or the National Environmental Policy Act. Performing in supervisory and administrative duties, such as setting priorities, developing budgets, assigning work, and providing guidance and feedback to staff.
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  • Location: Seattle, WA
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