BPA seeks Fish and Wildlife Administrator/Hydrologist/Civil Engineer (Hydrologic)

Job Close Date: 
October 6, 2017 - 11:59pm

Fish and Wildlife Administrator, GS-0480-14
Hydrologist, GS-1315-14
Civil Engineer (Hydrologic), GS-0810-14

This position is located in the Policy and Planning (EWP), Environment, Fish and Wildlife Program (EW), Fish and Wildlife (E) organization. EWP implements and provides policy and planning support for actions to meet BPA’s fish and wildlife mitigation responsibilities under the Northwest Power Act and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). BPA is required by law to mitigate the impacts to fish and wildlife from the construction and operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). Together with the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), BPA implements actions pursuant to Biological Opinions (BiOps) for ESA-listed fish and wildlife throughout the Columbia Basin. BPA also implements actions for non-listed species. This work involves developing, reviewing, and carrying out scopes of work for actions being implemented pursuant to the Northwest Power Act and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s (Council) Fish and Wildlife (F&W) Program and pursuant to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service BiOps.

A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Habitat H-Lead (Program Administrator). This is a leadership position responsible for planning, development, and administration of the estuary and tributary habitat program. The position leads the development of a program to help establish policies, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of work processes necessary to perform the BPA mission and to support activities required by the organization. The position also serves as the technical authority over habitat restoration activities funded by the program to reduce program uncertainties. As a technical authority, the incumbent receives only administrative supervision and has been delegated full technical authority and responsibility for assigned programs or functions. The incumbent is responsible for defining objectives; interpreting policies promulgated by authorities who are senior to the immediate supervisor and determining their effect on program needs; independently planning, designing, and carrying out the work to be done; and providing authoritative advice and guidance to agency officials responsible for broad program operations within the area of expertise.

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