National Park Service Interdisciplinary Natural Resource Stewardship Manager in Richmond, New York
Summary This position is located in the Resource Stewardship Division of Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE), Staten Island, NY. The purpose of the position is the development, oversight and implementation of the park's natural resources stewardship programs. Responsibilities Exercise full range of technical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for professional and technical natural resource staff. Manages diverse and complex programs to achieve effective stewardship of natural resources within an urban National Park. Conducts, coordinates and manages the preparation and review of park plans and projects to ensure protection of natural resources and compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and policies. Compiles, updates, maintains and completes natural resource inventories, reports, research, and data to inform the preservation, restoration, management, and interpretation of natural resources in an urban National Park. Develops and manages natural resource program funding and budgets according to policy and regulation. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship required. Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 3 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. Qualifications All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-02/26/2024-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS All applicants must meet the basic education requirements for at least one of the series listed below: Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences, 0401 series Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. or Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Ecology, 0408 series Degree: biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences. Physical Scientist 1301 series Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. or Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting the basic education requirements for at least one of the series listed above, all applicants must meet the minimum qualifications below. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience may include: developing and implementing natural resource management plans; evaluating project plans in order to recommend methods to eliminate, reduce and/or mitigate their impact on natural resources; developing and conducting scientifically sound research and monitoring; preparing natural resource briefs, memos, white papers, protocols, and peer-reviewed publications; managing natural resource data; and maintaining partnerships with external stakeholders to advocate for stewardship of natural resources. * you must demonstrate at least 4 of the above examples in your resume* Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. Volunteer Experience: 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 To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Additional Information A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Physical Demands: Planning and administrative work is usually sedentary in nature. Interagency contact and coordination research, training and public affairs require a certain amount of travel, some overnight. Supervision of research, monitoring, reviews and inspections involve fieldwork. Fieldwork in a coastal environment may be strenuous and requires a corresponding degree of physical fitness to perform safely. Working Conditions: Most work is performed in an office setting or indoors. Work may require exposure to a variety of weather and terrain for extended periods. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.