Wildlife Refuge Manager

Department Of The Interior Bandon, OR
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

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* Responsible for the day-to-day operational aspects of coordinating, planning, and carrying out various duties involved with the effective and efficient running of Refuge biological programs and services.

* Oversees and reviews land and aquatic conservation activities, habitat development, clean-up, contaminant and restoration projects, research studies, population studies, wildlife inventory, and monitoring activities to include species lifecycle requirements and management. Ensures all projects comply with national, regional, and Refuge policies, regulations and mandates.

* Participates in the development of required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation (or portions thereof) including Environmental Assessments (EAS), Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultations, archeological clearances, etc.

* Updates Comprehensive Conservation Plans, Habitat Management Plans, Land Acquisition and Protection Plans, etc. (or portions thereof).

* Assists with the planning and directing of the Refuge comprehensive public relations/public use program, volunteer program - including off-refuge programs, interpretive and educational programs, wildlife dependent recreation (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation), and other recreational management activities.

* Serves as the Refuge point of contact and liaison for the Friends Group and Intern program for Bandon NWR.

* Plans, schedules, attends, and/or conducts a variety of formal and informal meetings with elected officials, individuals at varying levels of government, private landowners, country/state farm bureaus, the media, local and national environmental/conservation groups, academia, Tribal representatives, and the general public.

* Provides information, discusses issues, resolves problems, and receives public interest on the status of existing, developing, or proposed refuges.

* Develops long-range plans, annual work plans, budgets and work schedules. Implements short, medium, and long-range operation plans based on existing or approved plans, and coordinates work schedules for equipment and resources with other Refuge within the Refuge Complex

* Administers the facilities and equipment management program. Plans and schedules operations and maintenance projects. Develops various work plans and organizes projects covering the construction, repair and maintenance of equipment, buildings, roads, trails, fences, dikes and other infrastructure

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0485 Wildlife Refuge Management

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

* Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

* Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

* Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates

* This position requires the incumbent to wear a uniform in accordance with USFWS policy.

* May be required to successfully complete a supervisor probationary period

* This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license for the duration of the appointment.


Only experience and education obtained by will be considered.

The Wildlife Refuge Management Series, 0485, has a basic requirement. You must possess one of the following:

A. Possess a degree in zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology.

B. Have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in one of the fields described in A above that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

In addition to meeting the Wildlife Refuge Management Series, 0485, basic requirement, you must possess one of the following:

A. Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-9 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as 1) planning and implementing refuge operations and/or work programs such as construction/maintenance of refuge facilities, management of grassland, upland, wetland, or riparian habitat; 2) management of habitat for migratory birds, fish and other wildlife; 3) assisting in development of long-term or comprehensive wildlife management plans; 4) evaluating effects of programs on refuge resources and recommending techniques to improve habitat; 5) overseeing public use, visitor, and/or interpretive programs.

B. Have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Wildlife Management, Zoology, or other appropriate field of biology directly related to this position.

C. Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described above that, when prorated, combine to meet the qualification requirements for this position. Experience and education, when each is computed as a percentage of its respective requirement, equal at least 100% when combined. Only graduate education beyond the second year is creditable to meet this standard.


PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html