Wildlife Refuge Manager (MPP)

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  • Design and implement wetland and/or riparian restoration/enhancement projects.
  • Develop plans and implement methods for control or removal of noxious weeds and invasive species to protect native habitat.
  • Analyze data or prepare studies and reports regarding the impact of management or public practices on a resource, and the ultimate impact on a particular species.
  • Coordinate refuge actions to ensure compliance with the Endangered Species Act, NEPA, and other natural resource policies and guidelines for management of threatened or endangered species.
  • Evaluate proposals by public, private, and other organizations to determine impact to refuge/natural resources.
  • Develop and write major portions of long-range Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for a refuge or public lands.
  • Coordinate implementation of management actions to achieve Comprehensive Conservation Plan goals.
  • Evaluate Comprehensive Conservation Plan work completed or in progress, and prioritize needed actions.
  • Write habitat plans, or other long-range planning for management of natural resources.
  • Plan, direct, and administer a public use program, including interpretive and educational programs, tours, fishing, and wildlife observation.
  • Analyze visitor use patterns to determine impact on natural resources and to improve programs.
  • Prepare Cooperative Agreements or Memoranda of Understanding to support refuge programs and goals.
  • Manage water use and irrigation withdrawals to comply with State and Federal laws and adjudicated Refuge water rights.
  • Resolve problems, issues, or controversy involving the public, environmental factors, political sensitivity, operational issues, or land or water disputes using innovative practices.
  • Plan and implement wildlife dependent public use programs, such as fishing, wildlife observation, environmental education, and volunteer and interpretive programs.
  • Manage property, such as equipment, buildings, water control structures, buildings, fences, and interpretation and visitor facilities, to include determining priorities of maintenance needs and managing real property inventory.
  • Oversee the gathering and reporting of results of wildlife surveys, recreational, educational, public use outputs.
  • Assist in planning, directing, and administering a public use program, including interpretive and educational programs, tours, fishing, and wildlife observation.
  • Analyze biological and visitor use data to determine impact on natural resources, and recommend ways to improve programs.
  • Manage the maintenance of facilities and equipment, such as roads, water control structures, buildings, grounds, fences, interpretation and visitor facilities, roads, signs, and equipment.
  • Determine and document long-range operational, maintenance, and new construction needs with program planning documents, such as the Service Asset Maintenance Management System (SAMMS), Maintenance Management System (MMS) and Refuge Operating Needs System (RONS).
  • Develop annual work plans, and ensure completion of funded operations, construction, and maintenance projects.
  • Determine budget requirements and prepare funding requests, estimates, and justifications for equipment needs, maintenance, personnel requirements, and biological projects.
  • Speak to groups about natural resources with differing perspectives or divergent interests.
  • Collaborate with other agencies, partners, and special interest groups on natural resource issues.
  • Negotiate and resolve conflicts with diverse individuals or groups, who may have very different viewpoints or opposing interests, to accomplish goals.
  • Work with special interest groups, land owners, community organizations, and other land managers/agencies to develop partnerships and agreements.
  • Plan or conduct public meetings or briefings to keep the public informed about refuge activities and the purpose of resource management programs.
  • Write technical and narrative reports on the results of data analysis on refuge or fish and wildlife resources.
  • Write portions of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Habitat Management Plans, work advice, and guidance.
  • Participate in the design of outreach and environmental education programs.
  • Prepare environmental assessments, environmental impact statements or biological opinions.
  • Write in-depth reports of surveys, research findings, work projects or similar reports.
  • Report on the impact of different wildlife species, habitat requirements and forage availability.
  • Schedule work, set priorities, and coordinate work of staff.
  • Advise employees of their performance standards and keep them informed individually of their performance.
  • Resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
  • Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, difficulty of the assignment, and abilities of employees.
  • Provide regular guidance to subordinates.
  • Adjust work schedules to meet changing priorities.
  • Oversee contractors and volunteers to accomplish projects in a natural resource setting.