This position is a Grizzly Bear Conflict Manager (Grizzly Bear Conflict Manager), GS- 0486-12 for the R6-Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator. Duty location is negotiable after selection, but must be located within 100 miles of Missoula, Bozeman, or Kalispell in Montana, United States.
This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R2-22-11398543-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
The Grizzly Bear Conflict Manager is responsible for coordinating grizzly bear conflict management in MT, WY, ID, and WA jointly with state agencies, tribes, and Wildlife Services (WS) according to grizzly bear recovery plan, Interagency Grizzly Bear Guidelines, and inter-agency agreements.
These efforts include making final relocation and removal decisions, in consultation with Recovery Coordinator, and coordinating a ground response such as relocation, trapping operations, conflict prevention, and monitoring bears.
-The position will assist the Grizzly Bear Recovery Program with population assessments, recovery planning, and other Program needs.
-The position deals with a highly controversial species but provides the opportunity to develop innovative solutions and collaborative partnerships.
The position requires a balanced perspective, significant grizzly bear handling experience, and strong communication and relationship-building skills.
-The position will supervise 2-4 employees and/or bear specialists and reports to the Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator in the Grizzly Bear Recovery Program.
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