[MARMAM] Polar Bear Program Lead now open on USAJOBs

Gill, Verena verena_gill at fws.gov
Wed Jan 29 10:36:01 PST 2014

The Alaska Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is advertising a
GS401-13 Supervisory Biologist position in Anchorage.  The position leads
the Polar Bear Program within the Region's Marine Mammals Management
Office.  The program is responsible for polar bear management and
conservation in Alaska, including co-management with Alaska Native
organizations.  The supervisor provides direction and oversight to meet
international, national and regional polar bear goals and objectives,
including drafting and implementing National and International Polar Bear
Recovery Plans.  The polar bear program works closely with the Service's
Division of International Conservation as well as with formal US
delegations to international meetings and plays an active role in meeting
planning, preparations and international information exchange.  The
position supervises a diverse staff to develop and implement regulations;
policies; priorities; co-management strategies; and scientific programs for
the polar bear.

Anchorage is Alaska's largest city with a population of 300,000, yet it is
only 20 minutes from wilderness.  The city hosts over 162 parks, including
10 large reserves.  With over 400 km of local trails, including 100 km of
groomed cross-country ski trails, and many lit trails, recreational
opportunities abound year round, including downhill and cross-country
skiing, ice hockey, fishing, golf, swimming, hiking, biking, and camping.
 The George Sullivan Sports Arena, Alaska Performing Arts Center, and Egan
Convention Center boast cultural and entertainment events throughout the
year from professional hockey to Broadway shows.  World class outdoor
recreation opportunities are just a short drive away, including the world
class Alyeska ski resort, Chugach State Park and Chugach National Forest.
Alaska boasts 16 National Wildlife Refuges totaling 77 million acres, as
well as magnificent National Parks and the nation's two largest National

Please distribute this announcement to all who may be interested. The
application period is open until February 19, 2014, and the position is
open to all federal employees and all U.S. citizens on separate job

Federal government employees may apply at USA JOBS: *R7-14-1027584-ES

All US Citizens may apply at USA JOBS: *R7-14-1027207-ES

If you have trouble with the links please go to
http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov and search by job series (401) grade (13)
location (Anchorage, Alaska) or the announcement numbers in the above links.

For more information on the duties of this position contact Deb Pierce
Williams at (907) 786-3349.

Additional information on living in Anchorage, Alaska can be found at:



Verena A. Gill
Wildlife Biologist
Marine Mammals Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1011 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

work phone: 907-786-3584
fax:             907-786-3816
e-mail:         verena_gill at fws.gov
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