Fish and Wildlife Administrator - USFWS

Opportunity Type: Job

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

The Alaska Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking a dynamic and innovative Fish and Wildlife Administrator (GS-15) to lead the Science Applications, Migratory Bird Management and International Conservation programs in Alaska. The Executive Leadership position has managerial responsibility and accountability for these programs and their highly skilled technical staff, issues and policies in Alaska and with other nations who share responsibilities in the management of fish and wildlife resources.  The position is part of a Regional leadership team that works to conserve landscapes ranging from the vast interior and coastal wetlands, expansive arctic tundra, boreal and coastal rain forests, and marine and coastal ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and plants entrusted to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

This position provides collaborative science and technical capacity in support of Fish and Wildlife Service Programs, leads the FWS in management of migratory bird populations through the largest field-based migratory bird program in the country and facilitates the Region's international work across Programs including implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Maine Mammal Protection Act, Arctic Council’s Conservation for Arctic Flora and Fauna, as well as many other bi-lateral and multi-lateral treaties and agreements.  The position serves on a Regional Directorate Team that works across program lines to achieve regional and national priorities, and on the national leadership teams for Migratory Bird, Science Applications, and International Conservation. The full announcement, with qualifications and details about how to apply, are available at these two links:

Title/Series/Grade: Fish and Wildlife Administrator, GS-0480-15

FPL: 15

Type of Position: Permanent - 1 position

Link for all US citizens to apply:


Link for current federal employees to apply:


Open: 05/19/20

Close: 06/01/20

At the US Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska we are shared stewards of our nation’s last true wild places and world renowned natural resources. We encourage you to join us in the lands and waters of this place we call home which nourish a vast and unique array of fish, wildlife and people.  As a member of the team, we’ll work together to cultivate a reverent awareness and respect for all things, from Alaska’s smallest plants and most iconic animals to its diverse communities and cultures. Today and for generations to come, we live with, live from, discover and enjoy the wildness of this awe-inspiring land and the people who love it.

This position will be located in the Service's Regional Office in Anchorage, Alaska.

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city with a population of 300,000, yet it is only 20 minutes from wilderness.  The city hosts 162 parks with over 400 km of local trails, including 100 km of groomed cross-country ski trails, many of which are lit.  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, UAA’s Alaska Airlines Center, tha Alaska Performing Arts Center, and Egan Convention Center boast cultural and entertainment events throughout the year including Broadway shows.  World class outdoor recreation opportunities are just a short drive away, including the 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 Forests. 

Additional information on Anchorage, Alaska can be found HERE 

Check out this video/virtual tour of flying through the Brooks Range to bird camp and the people at work there!