Program Coordinator.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Operations
Massachusetts, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
Duties

As a Program Coordinator your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads, manages, and coordinates a complex portfolio of internship programs and partnerships for the region, including but not limited to the Public Lands Corps (PLC) hiring authority and associated partner internships, Directorate Fellows Program (DFP), and Pathways Internship Program.
  • Establishes strategic partnerships across all programs within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Tribal entities, and non-governmental partners for the purpose of representing the Service and connecting with non-governmental counterparts to establish administrative and recruitment relationships.
  • Develops new and innovative programs that engage people through internship and fellowship employment opportunities with FWS programs and partners, with a focus on diversity and underrepresented groups.
  • Creates and disseminates standardized materials and tools for communicating the benefits and mechanics of the various FWS hiring programs and associated special hiring authorities for a variety of audiences.
  • Identifies and provides related training needs for programs to improve overall quality of the internship program, at a station, program, and/or region; and develops innovative solutions to practices and standards for youth education, engagement, and employment programs to ensure the currency of the FWS programs.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume (See "Required Documents"). Failure to provide ALL required information on your resume will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is provided on resume.
  • Eligibility and Supporting documents - You will ONLY be considered for the eligibilities that you select "yes" to AND submit the required supporting documentation, as listed in the Required Documents section.
  • Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 02/16/2024 will be considered.

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

Minimum Qualification GS-11

  • one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level (equivalent to at least the GS-09) in the Federal government. Examples of experience may include: assists with the coordination of internship, youth programs and/or partnerships for an organization; provides assistance with creating programs that engage those through internship and fellowship opportunities with a focus on diversity and underrepresented groups; organize hiring workshops for interns on seeking permanent employment; and supports the recruitment, development, and placement of interns; develops materials and tools that communicate audiences of various hiring initiatives; OR
  • Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree' OR
  • Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related to the position; OR
  • A combination of education and experience as described in 1 and 2 above which together equals 100% of the requirement.

Minimum Qualification GS-12

One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level (equivalent to at least the GS-11) in the Federal government. Examples of experience may include: experience with overseeing an internship and partnership programs for an agency or organization; assist in developing new and innovative programs that engage people through internship and fellowship employment opportunities, with a focus on diversity and underrepresented groups; communicates recruitment priorities to partners and ensure targeted recruitment efforts align; and review youth programs for gaps, procedures, and standard operating procedures to be used by affected groups.

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.

Time In Grade Requirement: Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the JOA. Specifically,

i. Area of Consideration.

ii. Time-in-grade (TIG) requirements as specified in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

iii. Time after competitive appointment as specified in 5 CFR 330.502.

iv. Qualification requirements outlined in OPM's Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions or for Federal Wage System (FWS), wage grade positions, applicants are evaluated using the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations and the job element examining method

Your SF-50 will be used to confirm you meet all requirements

Education

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), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. 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:

Additional information

PCS INFORMATION: No PCS entitlements authorized

Telework: This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

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 click

Reasonable Accommodation: The USFWS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please visit

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.

For Eligibility Information Click Here

Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring: Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC and received a certificate of non-competitive eligibility. Completed most recent Corps service, for which a certificate of non-competitive eligibility was issued, within the last 2 years. Appointment must be effected within the 2 year period.

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, based on your adjudication decision. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:

  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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