USFWS Jobs Announcement - Recruiting for 6 Secretaries in Hadley MA - Permanent Federal Government Positions

Posted: 06/24/2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is hiring seven GS-7/8 Secretaries, whose primary purpose is to enable the work of programs in a smooth and seamless manner in support of FWS's ability to carry out our conservation mission.  These executive secretary positions are critical for direct support to individual region-wide programs including the National Wildlife Refuge System, Fish and Aquatic Conservation, Ecological Services, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, External Affairs and Migratory Birds, and the Regional Business Advisor.  Collectively, our Regional Office Secretaries work together as part of a Regional Directorate support team to back up functions across programs as needed.  Primary duties include scheduling activities and maintaining calendars of the Assistant Regional Director, Deputy ARD, or Regional Chief; arranging/managing travel, speaking engagements, conferences; time and attendance; preparing and routing controlled correspondence, personnel forms, and maintaining filing systems; providing guidance to administrative support staff in the regional office and field offices; purchase requests and ordering supplies/equipment, and maintaining a federal government credit card.  Please see the full announcements for additional duties and information.


The full announcement, with qualifications and details about how to apply, are available at the links below.  You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.


MR-20-10843156-ED-DE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/571676900



These positions opened on June 23 and will close on Tuesday July 7, 2020.  Applications must be received by July 7 at 11:59 PM (EST) to receive consideration.  You are encouraged to apply online, using the USAJOBS online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.


Six of these positions are located in the FWS's North Atlantic-Appalachian Regional Office in Hadley, MA.  Hadley, in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts (also known as the Pioneer Valley or the Happy Valley), has a mix of rural flavor and easy access to big city amenities.  You will find here a reverence for history, a passion for participatory government, and a strong belief in the need for natural resource conservation.  Five prestigious colleges and several community colleges are close by.  From the 200-employee regional office, you may see deer, turkey, red-tailed hawks, great blue herons and the occasional bobcat or otter from your office window.  A 9-mile long bikepath, perfect for lunchtime runs or commuting, is within walking distance. Hadley is less than two hours’ drive from great downhill skiing and the Atlantic Ocean. The Connecticut River and many smaller rivers and lakes have boating and fishing.  Housing is a mix of newer and older homes ranging from urban condo living to rural farms, all within a half hour’s drive of the regional office. New York City is 3 hours to the south, and Hadley is mid-way between Boston and Albany, both less than 2 hours away.


If you have questions about the positions in Hadley, MA, please contact Sherry White at sherry_white@fws.gov, (413) 253-8500.


One position is located in the FWS's Columbia Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands Regional Office in Portland, OR.  Portland is Oregon’s largest city, and sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes.


If you have questions about the position in Portland, OR, please contact Jeff Holm at jeff_holm@fws.gov, (503) 231-2161).


If you have questions about the Federal hiring process or qualifying for this position, please contact Elena Dupuis (elena_dupuis@fws.gov, 413-253-8267) or email questions to fw5_hr@fws.gov

Sherry White (she,her)
Acting Chief of Staff
Department of the Interior
US Fish & Wildlife Service
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA  01035-9589
413-253-8500  office
413-207-7131  cell

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