Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator, ZP-0480-5 (MAP)

Department Of Commerce Portland, OR
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

* This announcement is open to current Department of Commerce (DOC) employees on a competitive and permanent appointment and DOC CTAP eligibles.

This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), West Coast Region (WCR) with one vacancy to be filled in one of the following locations: Long Beach, CA; Sacramento, CA; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; or Santa Rosa, CA.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-5 is equivalent to the GS-15.

Salary ranges will vary based on the location. Please visit: for specific salary information related to a specific location.

* A one year supervisory period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses may be authorized.

* Payment of recruitment incentives may be authorized.

* Payment of relocation incentives may be authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit.


This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator, ZP-0480-5 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

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As a Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator, you will perform the following duties:

* Contribute to the formulation of national policies and oversees regional policies, plans, and procedures of all fisheries management and protected species conservation functions of the West Coast Region.

* Utilize expertise in fisheries management and protected species conservation legislation and regulation knowledge to provide program oversight and direction, ensuring compliance and the full vision and mission of the organization is met.

* Provide biological, economic, and social analysis for application to fishery management issues and plans.

* Perform oversight, management, and supervision of organization federal personnel and reviews budget development/execution.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional domestic travel may be required for up to 2 weeks at a time with infrequent foreign travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

* Internal employees with the Department of Commerce (DOC)*

* Department of Commerce CTAP eligible

* * See "Summary" for additional information.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0480 Fish And Wildlife Administration

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

* Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

* Must be suitable for Federal employment.

* Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

* Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.

* If selected, required to complete OGE Form 450 financial disclosure.

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

To qualify for the 0480 series:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. You MUST meet one of the following basic education requirements:

A. Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

* OR-

B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

* OR-

C. Experience: Four years of experience that demonstrated that the applicant acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study as described above.

* AND -

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the ZP-5 or GS-15 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-4 or GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

* Overseeing policy analysis, development, or implementation for fisheries management and protected species conservation functions;

* Developing and recommending courses of action and strategies to senior management to meet organizational goals and providing program oversight related to marine fisheries;

* Managing subordinates to complete work activities and overseeing execution of budget, personnel, and other administrative activities for a scientific program; and

* Assessing and developing approaches to influence decision-making to protect, conserve, enhance, and sustain marine fisheries, protected species, and marine habitats.


Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.