Selection of participants in this Academy is determined by a nomination process from each Regional Office. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY HERE. Discuss attendance with your supervisor, who can then provide your name to the Region to be considered for nomination. If you are nominated, your Regional Office will notify you and NCTC will follow up with enrollment information.
This course is designed to lay a working foundation for Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Wage Grade professionals. The Wage Grade Academy will provide an overview of Service philosophy and policy, conservation history, career development, and IT applications and databases. The training encourages teambuilding and networking between Wage Grade professionals to create working solutions, acquire answers to work challenges, and generate a broad information platform resource.
Explain the Service philosophy and mission.
- Engage with peers to share best practices and build connections within the Wage Grade community.
- Describe the role Wage Grade has played in conservation history.
- Build a foundation of participants own career path, while exploring the Wage Grade career ladder.
- Describe how the Service’s asset management and real property program affect the work of the Wage grade professional.
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).
NOTE: This course is offered on an annual basis (4.5 days long). A nomination process by each regional office determines selection of participants. Nomination is open to all Wage Grade series, regardless of time in Service. For information on the nomination process, please contact your regional office.