Supervisory Biologist: Texas

National Park Service
Kountze, Texas
Job Category
Full time Positions
GS-12 - $77,488 to $100,739 per year
Last Date to Apply
This position is located in Big Thicket National Preserve, in the Resources Management Division. Open to the first 30 applicants or until 05/20/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. This position serves as Chief of Resources Management and principal advisor to the Superintendent on natural and cultural resources, related programs with program responsibility for assuring Big Thicket National Preserve projects, contracted work and permitted activities are conducted in compliance with laws, regulations, Executive Order and NPS Policies. Duties include but not limited to: Directs an intricate program of resources management activities that involve sensitive and complex issues that may impact a wide variety of park issues. Assists resources management staff in parks, centers, and support office by providing direct professional and programmatic advice and support. Carries out program management duties by developing work plans and schedules, scope of work, cost estimates and proposals and/or grants to justify funding requests and accomplish goals. May administer and track project funds and prepare accomplishing reports, as needed. Maintains awareness of applicable funding sources within NPS and outside. Develops and implements long range plans for the inventory, evaluation, documentation, preservation; research and interpretation of the resources within the appropriate mission, objectives, and resources contexts. Develops guidelines to deal with the more complex or unusual problems, or with novel, undeveloped or controversial aspects of natural and cultural resources and their management. Negotiates cooperative and interagency agreements and other cooperative instruments needed to effectively carry out resource's stewardship goals. Identifies research needs, prepares requests for proposals or statements of work, and provides oversight for research projects. Serves as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for projects conducted through contracts, interagency and cooperative agreements. Evaluates research results for management implications. In cooperation with appropriate staff, researchers, and partners, the incumbent designs, develops, tests, and implements scientific monitoring protocols to identify, evaluate, and do long-term monitoring of ecosystem components. This includes conducting inventories to determine statistically valid plat distributions and design, and then implementing monitoring programs to assess status and trends. Writes new monitoring documents that define monitoring techniques and develops methods for future refinements of protocols. Based on results of inventories, in-depth studies, and monitoring, the incumbent develops and conducts complex, scientifically credible preservation, mitigation, stabilization, and restoration projects needed to restore and/or maintain resource integrity. Prepares environmental assessments (EA's) for park projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Evaluates EA's and environmental impact statements prepared by other federal agencies for projects that may affect park resources. May manage the museum collections. Coordinates documentation, preservation, protection, exhibition, and use of park collections, whether housed in the park or at an outside repository according to NPS guidelines. The museum program includes the four primary museum functions of research, collection, exhibits, and education. Exercises the full range of supervisory duties for a supporting staff. Performs overall work planning; establishes work schedules and priorities and assigns and reviews work. Personally discusses with subordinates their work progress and problem areas as they arise. Interview and recommends the hiring of subordinate staff. Recommends promotions, reassignments and other personnel changes, approves leave. Develops performance standards and evaluates the performance of staff members. Recommends motivational awards for exceptional performance, and counsel's employees whose performance fall short of expectations. Identifies training needed by subordinates and ensures that training opportunities are provided. Carries out minor disciplinary measures such as counseling, written warnings and reprimands and proposes other more sever discipline in more serious matters. Keeps employees informed of management policies and goals.
See job posting on USAjobs for full list of conditions and qualifications. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: For this position, you must meet basic qualifications before meeting any minimum qualifications. You must meet one of the two options below for Basic Qualifications for the series of 0401: 1. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. 2. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. You must submit a college transcript (official or unofficial) to verify this claim. Failure to include your transcript(s) will make you ineligible for this position. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position. - AND - To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: planning and managing a natural resource program, supervising natural resource staff including biological technicians, student interns, and cooperators in high priority weed eradication and ecological restoration areas as well as planning and implementing wildlife hydrological monitoring protocols. You must include hours per week worked. Volunteer Experience: 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.
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