U.S. nationals: Hydrologist
This position is part of the R2-Division of Water Resources as a Hydrologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Southwest Regional Office in Albuquerque, NM.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R2-20-10692963-CS-MP for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
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This position serves Interior Regions 6, 7, and 8 as the Division of Water Resources Chief. This position serves a key role in the use of water in managing habitat on lands, easements, and rights-of-way, for lands within and adjacent to the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). The leadership provided by this position serves to represent the Service in the obtainment of water-related funding and development of projects and partnerships for leveraging use of water for habitat management and protection of infrastructure. Without this position, the NWRS may be dramatically less successful in reaching its natural resource goals and objectives. As the Division of Water Resources Chief, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serve as expert consultant and provide advice to staff, other Service officials, and field managers concerning surface and ground management issues.
- Prepare position papers; review documents and plans; secure water rights; and make implementation decisions.
- Obtain cooperation from and maintain liaison with parties and agencies interested in decisions of the Service, such as local and state water officials, conservation groups, industries, and news media representatives.
- Provide coordination with the states, other Federal organizations, Congressional contacts, and others as they relate to fire management issues.