Wildlife Refuge Manager (Deputy Refuge Manager) Job

Vacancy No. R7-23-12130063-AF-DE Department U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Salary $111,026.00 to $144,331.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/18/2023 Close Date 10/3/2023
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Fairbanks, AKGalena, AKKing Salmon, AK

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


This is a Wildlife Refuge Manager (Deputy Refuge Manager), GS- 0485-13 position working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at one of the following locations:
Galena, Alaska (1 Position)
Fairbanks, Alaska (1 Position)
King Salmon, Alaska (1 Position)

This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R7-23-12130064-AF-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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):
Final KSAs:

  1. Ability to resolve complicated, unprecedented, or controversial resource issues related to wildlife habitat management in areas of heavy use consistent with applicable laws and regulations.
  2. Skill in developing relationships with stakeholders across several geographic locations or organizations.
  3. Skill in applying management and administrative principles to develop and implement business objectives.
  4. Ability to supervise a multi-disciplinary staff and achieve management objectives by working with others.
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).

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.