Supervisory International Affairs Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baileys Crossroads, Virginia
Posted
Feb 27, 2021
Closes
Mar 07, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Division of International Conservation (DIC) is concerned with international financial and technical assistance programs for conservation of flora and fauna, and responsible for coordinating many of Fish and Wildlife Service international conservation efforts. Incumbent manages and leads the development of partnership opportunities to represent U.S. interests in implementing international agreements, and resolving difficult issues related to species of international concern in Eurasia.
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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory International Affairs Specialist your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Oversees and coordinates recommendations for approval of award funding to the Assistant Director for International Affairs.
  • Monitors and evaluates program performance through the development and review of performance measures generated from information collected from project proposals and their implementation, financial records, and other relevant information.
  • Oversees and coordinates recommendations for approval of award funding to the Assistant Director for International Affairs.
  • Evaluates program performance through the development and review of performance measures generated from information collected from project proposals and their implementation, financial records, and other relevant information.
  • Performs a full range of supervisory/managerial duties and responsibilities over the assigned Branch staff and evaluates work products for meeting Branch goals and objectives.
  • Oversees planning and organization of international meetings, conferences and workshops, and represents the FWS on various panels, delegations and committees during these events.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply).
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Supervisory Probationary Period: Selectees who have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position.
  • Notice of Financial Disclosure Report Requirement: This position is subject to a financial disclosure requirement and you will be required to complete OGE Form 450 as applicable within 30 days of your appointment


Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 03/10/2021 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess the Minimum Qualifications.

Minimum Qualification GS-14

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service. Examples of experience include: Apply the theory, principles, and methodology of fish and wildlife biology and ecosystem management to be able to focus on long-term ecological and economic sustainability issues; Evaluate species conservation program performance through the development and review of results generated from information collected from project proposals, their implementation and reported outcomes; Evaluate species conservation program performance through the development and review of results generated from information collected from project proposals, their implementation and reported outcomes; Assemble and lead teams to develop and implement solutions to complex organizational problems; Develop, assess and evaluate conservation program goals and objectives to ensure accomplishments are met; and represent a conservation organization at conferences, meetings or briefings where divergent viewpoints are represented.

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Telework:

This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

Additional Vacancies: One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.

For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: Career Transition

College Transcripts: Please refer to the education section above for additional information. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. A copy of your official transcripts may be required if you are selected.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications outlined above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. Note: If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Ability to negotiate and develop partnership opportunities to effectively represent U.S. interests in implementing international agreements, resolving difficult issues especially those related to species of international concern in Eurasia.
  • Ability to supervise and manage the workload of highly independent employees.
  • Experience in the development of program policy and implementation of management decisions for a program.
  • Ability to develop and prepare policy memoranda, speeches, and briefings in order to represent the Service at National and/or International meetings.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The category ratings for this position are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified

The category rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

You must submit a complete application package. We will not make assumptions about your experience and/or education.

Required Documents:

1. Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number. Additional information on what to include can be found here . Your experience needs to address every required qualification.

Additional Documentation, if applicable:
1. Cover Letter

2. Veterans' Preference Documentation:
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 Member Copy 2 or 4 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, attach an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference in addition to the proof required by that form (i.e. VA letter). You may not be awarded preference if you do not attach the correct Veteran Documentation as specified above.

3. CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: If you are applying under CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility under 5 CFR 330.602(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

Failure to submit any of the above-mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted

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