Job Opportunity: USFS National Wildlife Program Leader

The USFS is looking for a National Wildlife Program Leader in the Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants (WFWARP) staff. Check out the short description and duties below and the attached description for more information:


Duties and Opportunities Associated with this Position:
The National Wildlife Program Leader in the Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants (WFWARP) staff will play a key role in the Forest Service’s management of complex and challenging natural resource issues on a national scale.  Major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to planning, direction, development, evaluation and administration of all aspects of the wildlife program necessary to maintain the health and diversity of wildlife habitat and wildlife populations on the nation’s forests and grasslands now and into the future.  In addition to a working knowledge of wildlife management principles, wildlife ecology, current research and pertinent laws and regulations (including the National Forest Management Act) we are looking for an individual with proven leadership skills, with the ability to motivate those around them while being a team player.
Specific Duties include:
  • Providing national leadership, scientific expertise and expert recommendations to Department of Agriculture, USFS Washington Office and Field Units regarding agency-wide policy, current issues, and wildlife program management.
  • Management of national wildlife program on 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands
  • Developing and recommending national wildlife guidelines and/or policy based on the 2012 Planning Rule that ensure ecological and adaptive management approaches, conserve biological diversity and maintain long-term productivity future generations.
  • Fostering relationships within all branches of the Forest Service (National Forest Systems, International Programs, State and Private Forestry, Research and Development) other federal and state agencies, partners and stake holders to accomplish wildlife program and agency goals and objectives.

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