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  • 30 Sep 2016 08:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vacancy announcement for your Forester, GS-460-7/9 position, is set to open October 3, 2016 and set to close October 12, 2016.  Vacancy announcement number is: 17-0514-295191FS-JOA (Merit Promotion). 



    Applicants may apply electronically through USA Jobs at www.usajobs.gov.  Applicants should review the announcement carefully and ensure that their application is complete and all required documents are filed on or before the closing date of October 12, 2016.  You may access the vacancy announcement(s) at the following link(s):


    Merit:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452037000 (on Monday October 3, 2016)

  • 30 Sep 2016 08:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Information:

    Job Description:  Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)

    Announcement Number:  16-TIGTA-257A

    Location(s) of position:  Fresno, CA, US, Baltimore, MD, US, Austin, TX, US

    Salary:  $71,012 - $119,794

    Applications will be accepted from 09/29/2016 to 10/13/2016.

    For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  Job


    Position Information:

    Job Description:  Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)

    Announcement Number:  16-TIGTA-253A

    Location(s) of position:  Fresno, CA, US, Baltimore, MD, US

    Salary:  $45,371 - $71,241

    Applications will be accepted from 09/29/2016 to 10/13/2016.

    For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  Job


    Position Information:

    Job Description:  Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)

    Announcement Number:  16-TIGTA-253A-1

    Location(s) of position:  Fresno, CA, US, Baltimore, MD, US

    Salary:  $45,371 - $71,241

    Applications will be accepted from 09/29/2016 to 10/13/2016.

    For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  Job


  • 30 Sep 2016 08:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greeting from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service!


    I’m currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position.


    Title: FOIA Coordinator/Records Manager

    Series/Grade: GS-0306-9/11

    Location: Falls Church, VA

    Application Period: Till Sunday October 9th 2016

    Who Can Apply:

    1.     Individuals with a disability who are hirable under Schedule A non-competitive hiring authority. Must provide Schedule A letter. (Schedule A Questions)

    2.     Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or higher. Must provide DD214 and Veterans disability rating letter. (Veteran w/disability Questions)

    3.     Veterans who qualify under VRA hiring authority. Must provide DD214. (VRA Questions)


    How to Determine if you’re Qualified: (Qualifying knowledge, skills, and abilities should be in your resume)

    1.     Knowledge of applicable laws and policies related to records management.

    2.     Knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and applicability of privileges under FOIA, Privacy Act (PA) law and regulations, and Administrative Procedures act (APA).

    3.     Skill in written communication; experience in technical and legal letters, briefs, and report writing.


    How to Apply:

    1.     Email the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Workforce Recruiter: bryan_acton@fws.gov

    2.     Include your updated resume as well as your documents proving you’re eligible for special hiring consideration.

    3.     Include your latest SF50 if you are a current or former federal employee.




    This position is located in the Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority (DMA), under the Assistant Director of International Affairs (ADIA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service). The position supports both DMA and the Division of Scientific Authority (DSA), collectively called the International Wildlife Trade Program (IWT). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a scientific and management agency under the Department of the Interior (Department or DOI) with the responsibility for national leadership in the conservation of sport fish, wild birds and mammals, and natural environments. The Office of International Affairs coordinates the Service's international activities and programs that involve wild flora and fauna and is responsible for implementing provisions of international conventions, treaties, agreements, and domestic laws related to wildlife management and conservation.


    The Division of Management Authority serves as the U.S. entity responsible for managing the conditions prescribed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as delegated from the Secretary of the Interior. The Division has two Branches: the Branch of Permits and the Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch. The Branch of Permits is responsible for the issuance/denial of requested permits for the international and/or interstate transport/shipment of flora and fauna and establishment of processes and procedures to follow when requesting permits. The Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch provides support and assistance in the Service’s efforts to implement and develop policies, guidelines, procedures, and regulations related to the implementation of CITES, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Lacey Act (as pertains to transport of live wildlife), the Wildlife Bird Conservation Act (WBCA), the African Elephant Conservation Act (AECA), the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen's Protective Act, and other laws, treaties and agreements pertaining to the international trade in wildlife and wildlife products. The Division of Scientific Authority serves as the U.S. Scientific Authority for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).


    DSA provides scientific advice on the issuance of permits for international trade; the listing of native and foreign species under CITES; implementation of the Wild Bird Conservation Act; and other policy matters, particularly as they may relate to international wildlife trade and exotic species. This position has responsibility for managing and coordinating BoP Litigation records, Freedom of information Act (FOIA) requests, Administrative Records, General Schedule of Records and weekly Federal Register notices. The incumbent examines, analyzes and prepares documents in support of Litigation activities, and serves as a Records Management and FOIA Coordinator for the Branch of Permits program.


    1. Percentage of Time: 50%


    Records Management:


    Administers the Branch of Permits records management program by working with program manager, and the Service Records Officer to identify record and non-record materials; establish official file stations, prepare file plans; inventory records; apply schedules or recommends new schedule items; and, apply disposition authorities or recommend changes in those authorities, for all records, regardless of media or format. Coordinates with Branch of Permits manager to ensure records creation, maintenance, use, and disposition are in accordance with applicable laws and policies. Promotes effective records management throughout the Branch of Permits Program.


    Evaluates current active records systems through regular surveys and inventories. Performs management

    systems analysis to improve record keeping systems and efficiency. Provides guidance to staff on appropriate procedures. Leads the transformation of agency records management processes to address the challenges posed by electronic records.


    Where applicable, coordinates efforts of the Branch of Permits and DOl attorneys regarding Administrative Records for the Courts on active lawsuits. Oversees preparation of indices and other necessary documentation. Ensures all Administrative Record documents can be released and are properly photocopied, numbered, and indexed by BoP staff. Reviews and screens the Administrative records for final concurrence by the Office of the Solicitor, for attorney-client privileged information, as well as predecisional and sensitive information. Works with the BoP staff, Solicitors, and Department of Justice (DOI) when questions arise. Ensures correct number of copies of the Administrative Record is received by the DOJ and the Court by the Court-appointed date.


    2. Percentage of Time: 50%


    Freedom of Information Action (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) receipt/coordination:


    Receives FOIA requests directly from the FWS FOIA office, determines their sufficiency and whether the BoP Program has the records requested. Coordinates FOIA responses; refers requests to appropriate programs or offices for action; reviews documents compiled by others and reviews information proposed for withholding under one or more of the FOIA exemptions to assist in determining whether records should be released; utilizes the web-based Electronic FOIA Tracking System (EFTS) for logging request history and status information; and obtains Office of the Solicitor concurrence when information is withheld.


    Reviews and analyzes records, writes FOIA response letters and oversees assembly of all data and material in responding to requests submitted to the BoP Program. Provides pertinent FOIA guidance and information needed in order to finalize the response for signature when information is withheld or no responsive records are available. Works with the FWS FOIA Office and Department of the Interior (DOl) attorneys on FOIA appeals. Keeps up-to-date on the latest FOIA, Records Management, and PA regulations. Serves as liaison for the BoP Program between other FWS personnel, as well as other agency personnel, on interpretation of the FOIA and PA laws and regulations.


    Manage weekly submission of the Federal Register notice announcing the receipt of applications involving endangered species under the ESA to ensure timely and accurate submission of FR notices by coordinating staff submissions.


    Provides training and guidance to BoP staff regarding record keeping as it pertains to Administrative Records and the FOIA. Coordinates FOIA training sessions and arranges for FOIA speakers for the BoP Program. Participates in meetings, committees, training, surveys, and other activities, coordinates with other agency Records Liaison Officers, and with external records management professionals.




    Bryan Acton

    Workforce Recruiter

    Diversity Program

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Headquarters/Washington DC Metro


  • 30 Sep 2016 08:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings Recruiters-


    The GAO “Teams ”internship announcement will open on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 and will be posted on USAJOBS.  The announcement is scheduled to close on Tuesday, October 4th 2016 t 11:59 PM eastern. 


      The vacancy announcement number is  GAO-16-TEAMS-0399-06.

      The title is GAO Analyst Student Intern and the positions are for paid Interns in HQ.

      Anticipated start date for the Internship is January/February 2017 and Interns may work part time, with a minimum of 24 hours a week. 

      Interns must work a minimum of 400 work hours and a maximum of 640 hours and GAO will consider the first 500 completed applications received for this announcement.

    A link to the announcement is available at www.gao.gov , Careers, Current Job Vacancies

  • 30 Sep 2016 08:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Subject: Outreach for Science Writer for Northern Research Station


    Please distribute this outreach broadly.  Let me know if you have any questions.  The outreach form is attached and the outreach closes on October 20th.  Thanks for your assistance!




    The Forest Service’s Northern Research Station will soon advertise to fill the position of Science Writer, GS-1083-11, and would like to collect information from interested candidates through the attached Outreach Response form.


    This is a permanent, full-time position.


    About the Communication and Science Delivery Staff:


    The Communication and Science Delivery (CSD) staff works to communicate Northern Research Station’s  research and activities by developing publications, web content, on-line presentations, newsletters, traditional and new media and environmental literacy assistance.  In addition, CSD seeks to develop capacity and collaborative processes to enhance science exchange opportunities with stakeholders. A key component of this is transitioning from a model of science delivery that emphasizes publications to a model of science exchange that allows stakeholders to interact with Station data and digital information and customize it to best meet their needs. Co-identification of science needs and research questions into the future are added benefits of this new model. 


    About the Position: 


    Enjoy writing about natural resource science and interacting with scientists?  Do you have a gift for conveying complex information in easy to understand language?  Then consider being a Science Writer for the Northern Research Station. 


    This position will work in a team environment and be responsible for translating highly scientific information into easily understood text to better communicate results of our science to a broader audience of policymakers, interagency land managers, and the general public.


    We are specifically looking for a person skilled at writing for a broad spectrum of different audiences and has experience writing web and other digital content as well as traditional information products. The incumbent develops, writes, edits, and produces a range of high quality written products including technical and non-technical publications, annual reports, program management strategy reports, brochures, and articles for publication. These publications and writings could be delivered via print and electronic media, internal and external websites, storymaps and other interactive digital media platforms, video and podcast scripts.


    The Northern Research Station serves a 20-state region composed of states in the Northeast and Midwest. The Station develops practical solutions while advancing fundamental science aimed at improving people’s lives and sustaining natural resources. The following five science themes guide the Station’s research:  Forest Disturbance Processes, Sustaining Forests, Providing Clean Air and Water, Urban Natural Resources Stewardship, and Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment.  The Station employs about 500 people including 135 Ph.D. level scientists in 13 Research Work Units and 24 field locations.  Interested candidates discover more about the Northern Research Station at http://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/.


    Duty Stations: 


    This position may be located in one of the following locations:

    ·         Newtown Square, PA

    ·         St. Paul, Minnesota

    ·         Durham, New Hampshire

    ·         Morgantown, West Virginia

    ·         Madison, Wisconsin



    CONTACT:  Gina Jorgensen, gmjorgensen@fs.fed.us, 651-649-5296

    Forest Technician Position USFS

    The Merit and Demo announcements opened on 09/27/2016 and closes on 10/06/2016.


    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451596000 (Merit)


    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451596300 (Demo)


    Please note that as part of the Hiring Reform requirements your referral lists will be issued to you within 15 days of the closing date of your announcement(s). 

  • 30 Sep 2016 08:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Peace Corps would like to share with your organization an exciting job opportunity for the following position: Supervisory Financial Management Officer, Grade 03/04. You may find the announcement details and apply at the following link: https://careerconnector.jobs.treas.gov/cc/pc/invite/LRwPwwYgKvvGAdArjLnGtWBCWWHaibltnGzABSBDIFqxLffict.


    The Peace Corps is an excepted service federal agency offering term appointments not to exceed five years, and one of the world's most successful and respected development organizations.  Part of the Peace Corps' success is due to the dedicated people who work behind the scenes to support the agency and the thousands of Volunteers serving overseas.


    Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. Peace Corps strive to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, despite our differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.


    Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    Please refer to the vacancy announcement for specific information regarding the conditions of employment.




    1.      Click the hyperlink in the first paragraph to be redirected to the official job announcement on USAJOBS.

    2.      ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.

    3.      Once you have logged in or created your new account, you may have to click on the hyper link again to be taken back to the job announcement page.

    4.      Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.

    5.      Please ensure you click the ‘Submit My Answers’ button to submit your application.

    6.      Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    7.      Check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Return to an incomplete application by clicking ‘Apply Online’ in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

    Contact us at peacecorpsjobs@peacecorps.gov should there be any question about this vacancy announcement, and feel free to visit our website at peacecorps.gov to learn more about the agency or other vacancy announcements.

  • 30 Sep 2016 08:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description:Human Resources Officer

    Announcement Number:16-MINT-365



    Salary range:$107,272 - $139,457

    Where the position is located:Denver, CO, US

    For additional information on this position please go to:https://careerconnector.jobs.treas.gov/cc/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=6&jnum=144499.

  • 30 Sep 2016 08:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Subject: [PL-COP-MAIN] JOB: Technical Information Specialist @ NIST ZA-1412-II/III (GS-9/11/12/13 equivalent)


    The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Standards Coordination Office is seeking a Technical Information Specialist to provide current documentary standards-related and regulatory information to U.S. and foreign government and private-sector customers, and contribute to the USA Inquiry Point for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).


    Here is the direct link to the announcement on USAJobs:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451689300


  • 30 Sep 2016 08:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic












    Denver, CO


    Plant Engineering Division

    NOTE:    Complete applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM. EST on the closing date.  

  • 30 Sep 2016 08:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)




    Nancy Holberg-Caster

    Administrative Officer

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    1655 Heindon Road

    Arcata, CA 95521

    Phone:  707/825-5131

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