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Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Duties

Summary

This position is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, GS- 0401-11/12,

Salary: The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables may be found here

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Responsibilities

As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate and facilitate activities pursuant to sections, 4, 6, 7, and 10 of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Act as technical advisor to other Field Office staff on the habitat needs of rare, candidate, proposed, and federally listed species. Independently conduct consultations pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, with other Federal agencies and designated non-Federal representatives for development, transportation, infrastructure, water conveyance, recreation, restoration and flood control projects.
  • Plan and conduct status assessments for listed, proposed and candidate species, in cooperation with other Federal, state, and local agency personnel, private organization representatives, contractors, and other partners.
  • Facilitate implantation of conservation actions authorized through Biological Opinions and other regulatory documents; Coordinate budgets, contracts, grants, and agreements for conservation actions.
  • Deliver presentations on the Service's policies and positions to other agencies and the public.
  • Draft Biological Opinions, concurrence letters, and technical assistance correspondence for signature of the Field Office Supervisor or Regional Director and prepare responses to Regional, Washington Office, and Congressional inquiries.
  • Coordinate and facilitate efforts on a state-wide basis to consolidate private, State, Federal and Service programs and projects into a coordinated and comprehensive program that maximizes habitat preservation, restoration, and enhancement benefits for Trust resources, including wetlands and habitats for candidate, threatened, and endangered species.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

  • Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 05/03/2021 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.

Basic Requirement:

  • A) Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR
  • B) Possess a combination of education and experience which includes courses equivalent to a major in the biological sciences (i.e., at least 24 semester hours) as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, GS-11:In addition to the basic education requirement above, you must possess the qualifications below in order to qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level.

  • A) Possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level as a GS-09 in Federal service. Experience may have included performance of the following duties: (1) conducting investigations of moderate complexity to determine the impact of various land and water development projects upon the fish and/or wildlife resources of an area; (2) assisting in developing comprehensive fish and/or wildlife management plans; (3) assisting in preparing and reviewing biological implications of environmental assessment/impact statements or comprehensive resource planning reports to evaluate environmental consequences of proposed actions;(4) implementing federal environmental laws (i.e., Endangered Species Act, specifically Sections 7 and 10; Clean Water Act; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act; National Environmental Policy Act), regulations, and policies involving natural resource issues; OR
  • B) Possess 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the biological sciences, natural resource management, or a closely related field which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position; OR
  • C) Possess a combination of experience as described above and graduate education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, GS-12:In addition to the basic education requirement above, you must possess the qualifications below in order to qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level.

  • A) Possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level as a GS-11 in Federal service. Experience may have included performance of the following duties: (1) conducting biological or ecological investigations into consequences of proposed land or water projects, on endangered species and their habitats; (2) negotiating alternative actions or mitigation measures, etc.; (3) developing habitat conservation or restoration projects; (4) serving as a technical advisor on the Endangered Species Act for other staff, government agencies, land owners, private interest groups, etc. (5) preparing biological portions of environment assessment/impact statements or comprehensive resource planning reports.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Keywords: Department Of The Interior, Anchorage , Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Other , Anchorage, Alaska

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