The Alaska Region of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is announcing two Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Science Coordinator positions open in the Anchorage Regional Office, as well as a detail position for Assistant Regional Director for Science Applications.
The vacancy announcements for the Fish and Wildlife Biologist (LCC Science Coordinator) GS-0401-12 FPL GS-13 will close Monday 12/19/2016. These positions are key staff positions for the Aleutian & Bering Sea Islands LCC and the Western Alaska LCC.
Candidates should have strong partnership skills, experience addressing conservation issues at large spatial scales, ability to provide technical review of projects and strong team skills. Both positions will work with staff and partners to address conservation needs spanning large geographies and broad stakeholder interests. These geographies are among the most remote, and least studied, in the country and face myriad climate impacts including shifting species patterns, changing ocean processes and productivity from sea ice loss, increased ocean storms, coastal erosion, permafrost thaw, changing human use patterns, etc. Successful candidates will help ensure that the region’s natural and cultural resource managers have robust scientific information to inform their adaptation planning, activities, and other decision making, including integrated scientific and local and traditional knowledge. Within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the LCC staff are located in the Office of Science Applications which works within the agency and among partners to strengthen collaboration and leverage activities for greater conservation impact. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply through the following vacancy announcements:
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Assistant Regional Director for Science Applications
Fish & Wildlife Administrator, GS-0480-15
Detail Description: Serves as the Assistant Regional Director for Science Applications:
Provides effective leadership, direction, and coordination in the development and execution of the Office of Science Applications, a multi-disciplinary science-based program, including supervising 15 professional staff (seven directly) including LCC Coordinators and Science Coordinators, communications specialists, data and grant managers and administrative staff.
Oversees landscape conservation and climate change activities in the region.
Oversees administration of the Science Support Partnership and Quick Response Program funding opportunity and national science awards for Region.
Collaborates with a diversity of internal and external partners, including at the executive level, on strategic planning and integration of science into decision making.
Works with partners to advance shared priorities such as data sharing and leveraging resources to achieve common outcomes.
Serves as an active member of the Regional Directorate Team.
Serves as a Co-chair of the SHC Regional Oversight Committee.
Leads Science Applications prioritization efforts, budget development and allocation.
Works closely with national peers and SA Headquarters as part of a national science leadership team.
Location: Anchorage, AK (Regional Office)
Length of Time: 30-60 days, starting January 2017
Housing Availability: Housing not provided. There are hotels within walking or driving distance of the Regional Office.
Travel Costs: Paid by Alaska Office of Science Applications (OSA)
Salary Cost: Home unit, although Alaska OSA will pay additional salary costs if a detail promotion)
Detail Contact: Karen Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest via email to email@example.com, identifying why you are interested in the opportunity, your current experience/qualifications, availability, and a statement indicating whether your supervisor is supportive of your participation. Do not include a copy of your resume. Your letter of interest must be received via email by December 20 2016.