Wildlife Biologist

  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Nov 24, 2016
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

he incumbent of this position serves as a Wildlife Biologist within the Wildlife Services (WS) Program for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The incumbent performs assignments involving program delivery, management and administration with minimal supervision. The work is primarily concerned with wildlife damage management operations relating to assessment, reduction, and/or elimination of problems associated with birds, mammals, and other types of wildlife in urban, suburban and rural environments. The WS Program provides federal leadership in addressing wildlife damage problems to protect agriculture, property, natural resources and human health and safety.  Both operational management and information sharing activities are conducted. 

Duties
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Conducts Wildlife Damage Management activities where there is a demonstrated need consistent with the planned use of any given area to prevent or reduce losses to property, agriculture, and natural resources, or to protect human health and safety.
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups and individuals in meeting program needs and goals.
Collects, summarizes, analyzes, and presents ecological data on wildlife hazards to appropriate regulatory agencies through regular program reports and at stakeholder meetings.
Modifies or adapts established damage control techniques as necessary to meet local conditions and address specific environmental, economic, or political considerations.
Recommends, through supervisor, areas for potential research or developmental study, and may assist scientists with research projects as requested by the state director.
May assist the WS research effort by participating in field tests of proposed damage control materials, devices or methods.
Prepares required scientific and administrative program reports.
The Wildlife Biologist represents the WS Program and presents program information to various groups, including airport organizations, educational institutions, industry groups, and state extension programs; may present technical papers at professional conferences.

Occasional Travel
Travel for training and work assignments may be required

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Closes Wednesday 11/30/2016

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

Salary Range $40,033 to $63,654/yr. Series & Grade GS-0486-07/09.