Senior Job Opportunity with the U.S. Department of the Interior – Closes October 31, 2014

Job Title:Chief Learning Officer/Director of the Office of Strategic Employee and Organizational Development

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OS-SES-GPH-14-MM1233876


The maximum pay for individuals who have not previously held an SES position is $167,000 (EX-III).  Current SES members who earn more than $167,000 (EX-III) are eligible to be compensated up to $181,500 (EX-II).

The Department of the Interior has a multifaceted mission that combines natural resource protection, recreation, natural resource use, services to communities and individuals, and biological and earth sciences.   We are seeking individuals who share a passion for our country’s most valuable resources and a commitment to obtaining, training, and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce needed to accomplish our exciting and challenging mission.


The duties include, but are not limited to:

The Chief Learning Officer/Director of the Office of Strategic Employee and Organizational Development addresses the training and employee development needs for DOI employees nationwide by providing executive oversight and leadership in the development of integrated learning programs that ensure all DOI employees have the knowledge and skills to accomplish Department mission objectives and strategic goals.   The incumbent collaborates with leadership from across the Department, as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Human Capital and Diversity, the Director, Office of Human Resources, and the Chief Diversity Officer/Director, Office of Civil Rights to identify short and long term needs, as well as significant skill and competency gaps, and to develop and implement Department-wide training and leadership programs.   The incumbent serves as a key advisor to the Departmental and bureau leadership and training officials  regarding learning and leadership programs, strategies and policies

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APPLICANT SEARCH: Head, NSF Office of International Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently launched a national search for the National Science Foundation’s Head of the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE). OISE oversees NSF’s international research and education portfolio, and works closely with our disciplinary research directorates to develop an agency-wide strategy to cultivate international collaboration.

The Office Head is a member of the NSF senior management team, and communicates and interacts with all of the staff, programs, and activities of the Foundation. The incumbent advises the Director, Deputy Director, and other senior managers on issues related to international scientific collaboration. The Office Head leads a diverse group of over 30 program managers, analysts, and support staff at NSF headquarters, as well as nine staff at three overseas offices in Paris, Tokyo, and Beijing.

NSF seeks your help in disseminating this opportunity and encouraging qualified people to apply for this crucial post. Ideal candidates must demonstrate outstanding leadership; a deep appreciation for the role that international collaboration can play in U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research and education; a grasp of the issues and challenges involved in communicating that role to stakeholders; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. NSF is especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for this vital post. Individuals from any sector – academic, industry, or government – are welcome to apply.

Please see for a full position description, and instructions on submitting an application. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

RISING JUNIORS – Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Program is accepting applications.  Program encourages advisers, mentors, and potential applicants to take advantage of the NOAA resources made available in this message.  Competitive applications: (i) address the NOAA mission; (ii) have resume and personal statements that are crafted to be relevant to the NOAA mission, and (iii) have recommendations that are well developed and made relevant to the NOAA mission.

What:  Provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study.

Who:  Rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA’s mission.

The Program:

  • Students receive total awards valued at up to $35,000 in total support during their junior and senior years.
  • Students complete a nine week paid summer internship at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. During the summer internships, students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance.
  • Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June.
  • At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an education and science symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).

Undergraduate Scholarship Application Link:

Learn more about NOAA,

NOAA Goals,


A Student Opportunity – Veterinary – Closes on Friday, October 17, 2014

US. Department of The Interior


You too can make a difference in our world.  The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied.  Want to know more about what it is like to work for us?  Click here to watch short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength

Pathways Intern Program Information:

This position is located in the Wildlife Health Office, Natural Resources Program Center (Center) with the Fish and Wildlife Service in Fort Collins, CO.  The Center collects and synthesizes information that supports management at multiple geographic scales and informs decisions at all organizational levels.  The Center also informs adaptation strategies to climate change and other environmental stressors and assists local manages and staffs on National Wildlife Refuges by providing sound, scientific protocols and data to inform management decisions.  The Veterinary Intern will monitor and address wildlife health issues that could have impact on agricultural resources and public health.


Reviews scientific proposals and reports to evaluate hypotheses, research design, appropriateness of methods, probability of success, and overall importance to wildlife disease management or science

Develops the annual budget and work plan, as well as facilitating issue identification, prioritization, and effective response

Draft Service-wide plans to respond to new wildlife disease trends and the impacts they may have on livestock and human health

Establishes and maintains liaison with research and management biologists from natural resource agencies, conservation organizations, and universities who have expertise specific to wildlife diseases

Prepares reports and articles for publication in scientific literature and for presentation at professional meetings

Assists the WHO staff in providing veterinary field support for outbreak investigation, monitoring, biological sample collection and processing, surgical procedures, chemical restraint and handling of small and large animals.

Conducts biological field investigations involving wildlife populations, including population health, arthropod vector, and harvest surveys, targeted disease surveillance, and ecological epidemiology.

Assists the WHO staff in working with Regional Refuge and field Biologists to provide training in wildlife health monitoring and surveillance procedures, chemical and physical restraint and handling, and Disease Contingency Plans.

Assists the WHO Staff and the Center Director to provide technical expertise and advice on wildlife population and management issues, specifically regarding monitoring, early detection of, and response to wildlife diseases.


You must meet ALL qualification requirements outlined within this vacancy by 11:59pm (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

Pathways Program Requirement:

Applicants meet the following eligibility requirement, and provide documentation such as a copy of your official transcript and/or veteran’s documentation by the closing date of the announcement to be considered:

  • Current students in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.


To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service. You must have direct and/or related experience in all of the examples listed below to meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Examples of this experience: veterinary work or school projects documenting veterinary wildlife issues.


Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to the responses you submitted on the assessment section of this vacancy. Your total documented experience will also be reviewed to determine the category in which you will be placed. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.

Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied. Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The Job Specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:

Professional knowledge of wildlife management concepts, principles, practices, and field techniques to manage complex wildlife management issues that involve wildlife health.

Ability to synthesize existing information, apply new scientific findings, developments, and advances to develop recommendations that address long-term wildlife health and management needs that are national and international in scope.

Skill in working effectively with individuals, other agencies, and a wide variety of interest groups for the purpose of coordinating wildlife health efforts and resolving conflicts.

Ability to design and safely conduct under guidance a variety of disease monitoring surveys and other quantitative field investigations, including planning complex logistics in remote areas. Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The category determination is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 (member copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must attach a completed SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required on the SF-15. LACK OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WILL RESULT IN THE AGENCY’S INABILITY TO RECOGNIZE VETERAN STATUS FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

One or more positions may be filled through this vacancy announcement.


The Office of Personnel Management and the Partnership for Public Service recognize that a Government’s most important asset is its people.  To attract talented people to the service of the Nation, we believe the application process should enable rather than deter job seekers.  To that end, we will work to ensure a process that reflects these principles.    1) A user-friendly application process that is not unduly burdensome or time consuming.   2) Clear, understandable job announcements and instructions for applying.    3) Timely and informed responses to questions about the requirements and the process.    4) Prompt acknowledgement that their application has been received.    5) Regular updates on the status of their applications as significant decisions are reached.   6) A timely decision-making process.

After Program Completion:

Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion, Interns MUST:

  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements
  • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant’s Agreement, and
  • Perform their job successfully.
  • Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.
  • In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.
  • Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resume
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents
  4. Photo copies of Official Transcript(s) (Unofficial copies will be accepted)
  5. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 17, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you are unable to upload your supporting documents, you may fax a completed cover page  along with your documents using the following Vacancy ID R9-15-1233979-JH.

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 If you cannot apply online: Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

  • Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:


Assessment Questionnaire

Photo copies of Official Transcript(s)

NOTE: Unofficial Transcripts will be accepted. Official transcripts from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for this position.

You can receive credit for education earned outside of the United States if you provide evidence that is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable)

Submitting Documents Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number R9-15-1233979-JH

Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application. You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page. Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Your resume must contain the basic information outlined in the usajobs website:

At a minimum your resume must contain job title (include job series and grade if Federal) duties, starting and ending date (month and year), hours per week worked and salary. If you do not provide the minimum information requested above, this will prevent you from qualifying for this position.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: Not using the special cover page mentioned above; Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number; Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.


Joeanna Headen Phone: (703)358-1743 Email: JOEANNA_HEADEN@FWS.GOV Agency Information: US Fish and Wildlife Service Virginia Division of Human Capital 5275 Leesburg Pike MS-BPHC Falls Church, VA 22041


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

AERA Dissertation and Research Grants – Now Accepting Applications

Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for Dissertation and Research Grants, with a deadline of Thursday, September 4, 2014. Now in its 23rd year, the AERA Grants Program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $20,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 4, 2014.

AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 4, 2014.

For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at You may also contact George L. Wimberly, AERA-Grants Program Co-Principal Investigator, at or (202) 238-3225.

NASA has openings for Pathways positions Spring 2015.

KSC has openings for Pathways positions beginning Spring 2015.  They close Monday, July 21, 2014 so please pass on to those who may be interested. See addiotnal information below.

Employees and Employment Information
Vacancy Announcement, KS14I0027
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.

Student Trainee (Security) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0099-4/6
One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.


Student Trainee (Biological Sciences) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0499-4/6
One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens


Student Trainee (Information Technology) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-2299-4/6

Two vacancies

Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.


Student Trainee (Physical Sciences) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-1399-7/9

Two vacancies
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.


Student Trainee (Procurement) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-1199-4/6
Two vacancies
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.


Student Trainee (Education) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-1799-4/6

One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.


Student Trainee (Accounting & Budget) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0599-7/9

One vacancy
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.


Student Trainee (Administrative) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0399-4/9

Two vacancies
Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


Vacancy Announcement
This position is open to all U.S. citizens.


Student Trainee (Engineering) – NASA Pathways Intern, GS-0899-4/9

18 vacancies

Open: Wednesday, July 16
Close: Monday, July 21
Location: BAD00


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking a Senior Executive Manager

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking a senior executive for the position of Manager, Richland Operations Office in SE WA State.

This position has full authority and responsibility to manage and oversee contract organizations performing cleanup activities on the Hanford Site. This position is also responsible for budget recommendations and program execution for technically, scientifically, and institutionally sound integrated contract and project management that includes compliance requirements in an environmentally sound and safe manner. Scope of work includes managing a portfolio of cleanup projects whose lifecycle costs are in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

For information on how to apply, visit USAJOBS at Under “Keyword” enter DOE-RL-14-049


U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship / Externship Program

U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship / Externship Program

Program Application Schedule

Opening Date Closing Date Semester Year Status
August 1, 2014 September 1, 2014 2015 Spring 1L, 2L, 3L  
November 1, 2014 January 1, 2015 2015 Summer 2L, 3L
December 1, 2014 January 1, 2015 2015 Summer 1L

The Office of the Solicitor is responsible for the legal work of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), with nearly 200 practicing attorneys in the headquarters office and more than 300 attorneys nationwide. DOI is the Nation’s premier conservation agency. Our mission is to protect America’s treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation’s natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. The work that we do through our offices and bureaus (including the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Surface Mining, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement) affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to a child studying in an Indian school.

With this diverse work load and the demand of extensive litigation and program counseling, the Office is continually looking for talented, dedicated law students with an interest in gaining practical experience advising agencies on the legal aspects of their mission as well as participating in complex civil litigation before administrative tribunals or assisting the Justice Department in litigating matters before federal courts. Our legal interns/externs are called upon to conduct legal research on a variety of environmental and administrative law issues, as well as issues involving Indian law. The Office resolves appeals under the Freedom of Information Act and is also home to the Department’s Ethics Office. Students typically draft legal memoranda, briefs and motions, and assist with discovery in active federal cases. Students may participate in conference calls and strategy sessions with other agency counsel, including Justice Department lawyers and agency officials. There may be additional opportunities to attend hearings and meetings in the Washington, D.C. area.

Because of our unique responsibilities to support the Department’s programs to benefit American Indians and Alaska Natives, Native American candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The United States Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Qualifications:  To qualify, you must be a student in good standing at an accredited law school with excellent legal research and writing skills.

How to Apply:  Students should submit the following documents:

  1. Resume  with 2 professional or academic references
  2. Student Volunteer Application Form (designate locations/organizations for which you wish to be considered).
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Copy of most recent transcript (official or unofficial)
  5. Writing Sample (no more than 3 pages)

*A consolidated .PDF file of all documents submitted for consideration (with the resume as the first page) is preferred.

Please submit application packages via EMAIL to

Please include in the subject line: “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION – YEAR and SEMESTER

If you have questions regarding this program, you may contact Kimberly Benton, (202) 208-6240 or  Lori Jarman, (202) 208-5764.

National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) – 13th annual, national “New Mexico Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute – July 25—Aug 3, 2014, in New Mexico

The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is accepting applications from students from across the country and Puerto Rico to attend our 13th annual, national “New Mexico Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute”, to be held July 25—Aug 3, 2014, at national forests, national parks, and other environment sites in northern New Mexico.  This is one of 3 such Institutes NHEC runs (others in CA and NYC) each summer as we work to build the next generation of Latino enviro leaders, professionals and scientists.  Interested students should apply promptly for this unique opportunity.

The NM Institute is an intensive, residential, science-based, 10 day long environmental education and environment career program for top students, aged 17-20 (typically high school seniors and freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in college) competitively selected from across the U.S.  The Institute is held and students housed/fed at the Glorieta Conference Center, in Glorieta, NM, 15 miles north of Santa Fe.

Through a full scholarship, NHEC will cover ALL costs for selected students, including airfare; housing; meals, science equipment; and more.   Utilizing an Environmental STEM curriculum students will explore a wide range of environmental/natural resource issues, as well as conduct field studies (air, soil, water testing, biological assessments, birding, and more) using professional-grade environmental science equipment, taught by NHEC’s experienced instructors.

Also participating are volunteer role models — environmental professionals, many minority, from every discipline but especially the sciences — coming to engage and inspire students to pursue an environmental or conservation career.

The major sponsors for the NM Institute are the U.S. Forest Service; the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and the U.S. EPA.  Students will also learn about federal internships and youth jobs with these agencies and others.  Our federal sponsors are actively recruiting top students of color to work for them in 2014 and next year too.  So if you are passionate about the environment, enjoy science, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, AND seek a job in the environment field, this program is for you.     

1. there is no deadline per se; NHEC reviews applications and selects students on a rolling basis as received, until all slots are filled.  Thus students are strongly urged to apply asap; and,

2. as this is a federally funded program, eligibility is limited to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Legal Residents.

We also ask that you forward this email on to those you think may be interested in this exciting program, including qualified students, educators, high schools, colleges, youth/enviro organizations, and more.  We appreciate your help.

Please contact NHEC, especially our Programs Coordinator, Juan Rodriguez, at  or  if you have further questions.  Or call NHEC at 703-683-3956.   You can also download the materials and learn more about NHEC/our Institutes thru our website at