Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (Chief - Division of International Conservation)

Baileys Crossroads, Virginia
Jun 12, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Chief, Division of International Conservation and is responsible for the leadership, development, implementation, and planning of international conservation actions on the ground to support imperiled species (and their habitats) of high importance to the American people. The incumbent is the designated authority and highest level in the management and administration of international conservation programs pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

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As a Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (Chief - Division of International Conservation) your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Exercises leadership and direction to the Fish and Wildlife Service's management and administration of programs and activities for international conservation pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973; the Multinational Species Conservation Acts for African and Asian elephants, tigers and rhinos, great apes, and marine turtles; the Wild Bird Conservation Act; and other laws, treaties, conventions, and international agreements for which the Service has specific responsibilities related to international conservation.
  • Provides recommendations to the Assistant Director (AD) and Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) regarding allocation of funding and annual spending plans.
  • Develops national and international conservation initiatives to benefit international habitat and species of high importance to the American people.
  • Provides leadership, direction, management and supervision for the Division and coordinates activities through the use of
    four subordinate supervisors.
  • Ensures proper supervision of employees and the continuity of work functions within the Division and requires that staff work is factual, of high quality, and completed in a timely fashion.
  • Leads policy reviews and identifies areas requiring new or revised policy and/or guidance statements or handbooks.
  • Serves as the principal spokesperson for the Fish and Wildlife Service for the news media on those aspects of a scientific and technical nature involving the international conservation program.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply).
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Driver's License: Selectees may be required to possess a state driver's license to use government vehicles.
  • 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 either OGE Form 450 as applicable within 30 days of your appointment


Only experience and education obtained by 06/18/2021 will be considered.

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

Minimum Qualification GS-15

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: Oversee the implementation of financial and technical assistance programs; create and develop national and/or International Conservation initiatives to benefit wildlife species and their habitats; implement wildlife conservation financial and technical assistance programs; participate in meetings with decision-makers from federal and state agencies, international governments and organizations, and non-governmental organizations to enhance the conservation and management of wildlife, plants, biological diversity, and ecosystems of mutual interest; performs a full range of supervisory/managerial duties and responsibilities of a staff to evaluates work products for meeting goals and objectives.

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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Telework: This position is not suitable for telework.

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

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):
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal and Service budget and legislative processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international financial and technical assistance programs, laws, regulations and policies.
  • Mastery knowledge of the domestic and international wildlife conservation laws, treaties, agreements, regulations and policies underlying the programs and activities related to international conservation.
  • Ability to effectively manage a highly motivated and technically competent staff working on a diverse range of international conservation issues.
  • Ability to lead policy reviews and policy development.
  • Masterful interpersonal skills and in oral and written communication on complex highly sensitive international conservation issues.
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

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

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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