Jobs Posting – R5 Fish Passage Program Coordinator (Fish Biologist – GS-0482-12/13)

Please find the attached vacancy posting for the Region 5 Fish Passage Program Coordinator position at the Northeast Regional Office in Hadley, Massachusetts (Fish Biologist – GS-0482-12/13).  This vacancy announcement opened on 11/20/15 on USAJOBS.GOV, and will close on 12/04/15.

A great Coordinator will work collaboratively to integrate strategies across programs, build partnerships, and be part of a high functioning team and fun program.  We place a high value on diversity of people’s opinions, thoughts, and approaches, and on the importance of interpersonal relationships.   Region 5 is an excellent place to work!  

Hadley, in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, 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.  Nearby Northampton is one of the best arts communities in the country.  Nationally known performers showcase their talents in area venues.  Literary giants Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost were home here, as are contemporary authors, entertainers and musicians.  Five prestigious colleges and several community colleges are close.  We have a partnership with the University of Massachusetts, whose buildings are visible from our office.  The 200-employee regional office is in a GSA-leased building, built in 1992 and recently refurbished.  You may see deer, turkeys, red-tailed hawks, great blue herons and the occasional bobcat or fisher from your office window.  A 9-mile-long bike path perfect for lunchtime runs or commuting is within walking distance.  The Connecticut River and many smaller rivers and lakes have boating and fishing, and Hadley is less than 2 hours’ drive from great downhill skiing.  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.  In the spring, you can visit local “sugar shacks” to see how maple syrup is made, and in the summer, farm stands offer asparagus (nicknamed Hadley grass), sweet corn and other vegetables.  You can visit orchards and even pick your own apples in the fall.  New York City is 3 hours to the south, and Hadley is mid-way between Boston and Albany, both less than 2 hours away.  Sound idyllic?  Come and experience it for yourself!

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