Academies Courses

Academies are focused on developing the skills and knowledge needed to address the mission of the programs and the Service. They are single and multi-week courses designed for targeted groups of FWS employees. Academies are by nomination only. Recruitment announcements are released throughout the year. If you are interested in attending an Academy, talk to your supervisor for details.

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Target Audience:

Wage Grade Professionals and others working in or directly supporting the FWS Maintenance Programs in refuges, fisheries, and Ecological Services (equipment operators, maintenance workers, tractor operators, animal caretakers, mechanics, boat operators).

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Applicants in the GS-11 and GS-12 grade levels are chosen by the Regions based on a competitive merit selection process. For details, contact your regional personnel office, or at...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff new to the National Wildlife Refuge System, including refuge operations specialists, wildlife biologists, outdoor recreation planners, and environmental education specialists. Note: Selection of participants is determined by a nomination...

Target Audience:

Nominations should be based on the following priorities:

 Entry-level realty and support positions (e.g., realty assistant, cartographic technician, administrative support, etc.);  Employees in higher graded positions who are relatively new to the U.S....
Target Audience:

All U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program staff. Each Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries will nominate three individuals to attend this course and provide a prioritized list of alternates to the National Conservation Training Center 4 months prior to the...

Target Audience:

GS 6/7/8/9 Future Fire Management Officers and Leaders

Summary and Objectives:

The Fire Management Academy's goal is to provide a solid educational foundation to future FWS fire managers on the complex dynamics of managing of a fire program. This involves...

Target Audience:

GS-12, GS-13, and GS-14 employees in the refuge manager (0485) series with more than 6 years of experience. Employees in other disciplines may be considered for nomination, particularly if they have demonstrated the potential for moving into higher refuge management positions...

Target Audience:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service applicants in the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels are chosen by the Regions based on a competitive merit selection process. For details, contact your regional personnel office or contact Alison Duncan at 304-876-7421.

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