U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior.  We manage the 150 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System of more than 551 National Wildlife Refuges and thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. Under the Fisheries program we also operate 70 National Fish Hatcheries, 65 fishery resource offices and 86 ecological services field stations.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri 51, Puxico, MO, USA
Feb 23, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is a temporary seasonal Biological Science Technician at the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Puxico, Missouri, in support of programs conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As a Biological Science Technician, you will be a member of a team of professionals working together to conserve, restore, and protect some of the nation's premier fish and wildlife habitat. You will be responsible for a broad range of duties such as monitoring flora and fauna of grasslands, wetlands, and forests; monitoring and controlling invasive species, especially feral swine; and utilizing GIS and GPS technologies. You may also conduct minor maintenance on equipment, grounds and visitor use facilities. Additionally, you may provide information about your Refuge to the public and assist with community outreach programs. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties include, but are not limited to: * Completing routine surveys and census of a variety of wildlife and/or waterfowl species.   * Recording data in required format and preparing routine reports. * Assisting in collecting and recording information on habitat conditions, water level readings, aquatic plant production, etc. * Assisting in banding of waterfowl and other wildlife species. *Assisting in the general control, baiting and trapping, of feral swine and/or other invasive species. * Assisting in the area of public use which may include answering visitor questions. * Assisting with maintenance and construction work, such as fencing, boundary posting, painting, etc. * Operating passenger vehicles, light trucks, ATVs, UTVs, and specialized equipment. Closes 03/02/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Bozeman, MT, USA
Feb 22, 2018
Full time
Summary Note: Applicant that applied under the previous vacancy announcement number R9-18-10138080-RM are required to re-apply for this position. The incumbent serves as a staff biologist for the Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) Program Branch, a national-scope program of the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Programs (FACP) located in Bozeman, Montana. The AADAP Branch, which includes the Service's National INAD Program, is responsible for coordinating all Service activities concerning approval and use of therapeutic drugs on aquatic species, and for ensuring that the sponsorship responsibilities of the Service relative to Investigational New animal Drug (INAD) exemptions are fulfilled in compliance with current regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The incumbent provides staff support for the effective and efficient operation all facets of AADAP Program function, with specific emphasis on support of ongoing research program activities. The position is supervised by the Branch Chief of the AADAP. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to provide fish cultural, study protocol development, data collection, data analysis and review, and final study report preparation support to the AADAP's research program evaluating the efficacy and target animal safety of selected aquaculture drugs and therapeutants. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Performs fish cultural duties related to all phases of the AADAP's research program in accordance with FDA accepted Study Protocols. Performs fish health evaluations, and tissue samples for histological evaluation. Uses dissecting and compound microscopes, balances, tissue processor, microtome, and other equipment. Assists with histological evaluation of prepared tissues Develops FDA-accepted Study Protocols that thoroughly describe all facets of proposed research investigations. Assembles and reviews draft reports, final study reports, and other documents for submission to the FDA and peer journal reviews. Designs, sets-up, and conducts studies evaluating the efficacy and/or target animal safety of various drugs and therapeutants. Studies are conducted at remote locations with minimal supervision. Data collected from studies must be of sufficient quality to meet stringent FDA-requirements. Duties include, but are not limited to, sample-counting fish, transferring fish, feeding fish, cleaning tanks, and maintaining established water flows, temperatures, and dissolved oxygen levels. Closes 02/28/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Trenton, Michigan
Feb 22, 2018
Full time
Summary This position will work as a Fish Biologist for the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office at the Trenton, Michigan. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major duties at the full performance level will include, but are not limited to, the following: Conducting biological surveys of waters for the preservation and development of fisheries on Federal properties Conducting studies of all factors affecting fish populations, such as food conditions, population balance, chemical and biological factors, quality of spawning areas Using automated data processing equipment to enter, process, and summarize fishery data for reports Preparing and presenting papers to the field Preparing Fisheries Management Plans for depleted fishery resources Assisting in developing fish stocking schedules Keeping alert to maintenance and repair of vehicles, boats, electrofishing gear Providing technical assistance inside and outside the Service Travel Required 50% or less - Travel will be for duties, meetings, and other work related duties. Closes 03/05/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Vernal, UT, USA
Feb 22, 2018
Temporary
Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled   Meet Your New Boss   and   Diversity is our Strength . These positions are part of the Missouri River (North Dakota), Lander (Wyoming), and Green River (Utah) Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices. As a Biological Science Technician (General) you will be responsible for providing support to the Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Program.   TEMPORARY 1039:   This is a full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. The service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the employee's initial appointment in the agency. These appointments may be extended from year to year. Extensions of appointment without further competition may be granted based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment. The employee may be terminated or placed on an intermittent work schedule (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time. These positions may be filled at the GS-4 level. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician (General), you will be responsible for a variety of duties depending on the location. The work may involve the following: Participating in biological surveys of endangered mammal, fish, and/or plant species Recording biological information on endangered mammal, fish, and/or plant species Capturing, handling, feeding, and transporting endangered mammal and/or fish species using various methods and techniques Participating in invasive vegetation monitoring and control Maintaining fences, pens, facilities and grounds Closes 03/01/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Bozeman, MT, USA
Feb 22, 2018
Full time
Many vacancies in the following locations: Grand Junction, CO Bozeman, MT Fergus County, MT Bismarck, ND Spearfish, SD Vernal, UT Lander, WY Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled   Meet Your New Boss   and   Diversity is our Strength . These positions are part of the Fish and Aquatic Conservation offices located in Colorado, Montana, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming. As a Biological Science Technician (General) you will be responsible for providing support to the Fish and Aquatic Conservation program. Note: the Fergus County, Montana postion is located in Lewiston, Montana. TEMPORARY 1039:   This is a full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. The service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the employee's initial appointment in the agency. These appointments may be extended from year to year. Extensions of appointment without further competition may be granted based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment. The employee may be terminated or placed on an intermittent work schedule (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time. These positions may be filled at theGS -5 level. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician (General), you will be responsible for a variety of duties depending on location which can include: Collects, measures, and records biological information such as species, size, weight, sex, age, percent mortalities, etc. Computes, compiles, summarizes and assesses data in tabular, graphic, or narrative form. Assists with performing biological studies and surveys for determining the manner and extent to which fish and wildlife, or plant populations are affected by management activities. Monitors appearance and activity of wildlife and aquatic species for obvious signs of illness, disease, discontent, and general physical condition. Operates and performs limited maintenance on a variety of equipment and structures. Closes 03/01/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Carr, CO, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Seasonal
2 vacancies  Carr, CO Summary This position is part of the National Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for providing support for the National Black Footed Ferret Conservation Program. TEMPORARY 1039:   This is a full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. The service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the employee's initial appointment in the agency. These appointments may be extended from year to year. Extensions of appointment without further competition may be granted based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment. The employee may be terminated or placed on an intermittent work schedule (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time. This position may be filled at the GS-4 level. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assist in the implementation of black-footed ferret captive breeding program. Assist in the care for animals and help maintain laboratory, indoor and outdoor facilities. Clean cages, feed and water captive wild animals, and provide treatment for minor illnesses or diseases. Log data on animal condition and health and maintain accurate records of daily routines. Assist with assessment of male and female reproductive status and breeding procedures. Assist in live trapping and preparation of animals for transportation or release. Assist in observation of captive animals for research projects in captive and field environments Closes 02/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Sacramento, CA, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled   Meet Your New Boss   and   Diversity is our Strength . This position is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist GS-0401-09/11 in the Section 7 Division of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office (BDFWO). The incumbent serves under the Division Chief for Section 7 and coordinates with project proponents under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act to evaluate effects of proposed actions on threatened and endangered species in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R8-18-10140038-NS-18, which is open to all qualified persons at the GS-7 grade level. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered at different grade levels. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, you will be responsible for: Planning, evaluating, conducting a wide variety of complex ecological investigations or inspections involving complex land and water resource development projects, proposals and/or license applications/renewals to determine their impact upon fish and/or wildlife resources and habitats. Research potential impacts of proposed Federal projects to determine the effect of those projects or actions on threatened and endangered species and prepare biological opinions as required under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Leading efforts to review and process research/recovery permits and other recovery/ESA-related documents in coordination with Federal, Tribal, and state agencies; and with other parties as required. Developing comprehensive fish and/or wildlife mitigation or management plans to insure preservation, protection, and enhancement of fish and/or wildlife and their habitat for a geographic area having a variety of habitat conditions. Maintaining contact and communication with biologists throughout the assigned Region and with other agencies (Federal, Tribal, and state) that have endangered species programs. At the GS-9 grade level, you will perform the same kind of duties as described above, but under closer supervision and training will be provided for progression towards the full performance level (GS-11). Closes 02/28/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Sacramento, CA, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Full time
Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled   Meet Your New Boss   and   Diversity is our Strength . This position is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist GS-0401-07 (Full Performance Level GS-11) in the Section 7 Division of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Office (BDFWO). The incumbent serves under the Division Chief for Section 7 and coordinates with project proponents under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act to evaluate effects of proposed actions on threatened and endangered species in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R8-18-10140655-NS-18, which is open to all qualified persons at the GS-9/11 grade levels. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered at different grade levels. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist at the GS-7 grade level, you will perform the duties as described below. Under the direction of the supervisor, you will receive a variety of assignments designed to enhance your knowledge of Federal environmental and fish and wildlife protection laws and Executive Orders applicable to conducting environmental impact assessments. Research potential impacts of proposed Federal projects to determine the effects of those projects or actions on threatened and endangered species and prepare draft biological opinions as required under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Following established procedures or instruction, independently review and process routine research/recovery permits and other recovery/ESA-related documents to ensure correct form(s) are submitted and are accurately completed and signed Assist in the development, coordination, and review of plans that may encompass any and all Service programs that affect fish and/or wildlife and their habitat conditions including, but not limited to, fire management, moist soil management, cooperative farming, wetland management, water quantity/quality, timber/forestry, or grassland management and/or restoration. Accompany supervisor and senior staff to various meetings, hearings, and events to discuss proposed or existing development projects in order to develop and foster effective partnerships and develop expertise if independently representing the Service at professional meetings and other meetings pertaining to species associated with the ESA. Closer supervision and training will be provided for progression towards the full performance level (GS-11). Closes 02/23/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Essex Junction, Essex, VT, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Full time
Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled   Meet Your New Boss   and   Diversity is our Strength . This position is part of the Lake Champlain F&W Conservation Office. As a Biological Science Technician in Essex Junction, VT This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 1 year and 1 day, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The employee will serve as a field crew leader in trapping adult sea lamprey (spring) and conducting larval lamprey population assessments using backpack and boat electrofishing gear in rivers and on deltas (summer).   -Collect and maintain data on population and habitat characteristics that are summarized and shared with senior fish biologists. -Participate in the development of new technologies and techniques used to broaden the scope of the integrated pest management approach. -Assists fish biologists with preparation and execution of larval lampricide treatments in rivers and on deltas; an integral part of the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Program.   -Participates in the assessment of salmonid host species used to evaluate the frequency of lamprey wounds. Closes 02/23/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Colville, WA, USA
Feb 17, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge. Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge includes over 40,000 acres on the west slope of the Selkirk Mountain Range in northeastern Washington. It is the only mountainous, mixed-conifer forest refuge outside of Alaska. Expected starting date is Monday, May 14th. TEMPORARY 1039: This is a full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. The service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the employee's initial appointment in the agency. These appointments may be extended from year to year. Extensions of appointment without further competition may be granted based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment. The employee may be terminated or placed on an intermittent work schedule (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician, you will be responsible for: Conducting wildlife census surveys. Identifies species from pictures, field guides, and written descriptions, and monitors them in riparian and upland habitats. Conducting plant census surveys. Identifies herb and shrub species in order to collect vegetation data to describe vegetation communities at survey locations. Based on photographs, drawings, and written descriptions, assists with habitat management activities designed to monitor, control, and eradicate alien or invasive plant species using chemical and/or mechanical control methods. Performs noxious weed control, identification, and mapping. Performs a variety of computations and assessment of standard biological data to prepare the data for interpretative use or inclusion in biological reports. Prepares charts, graphs, and/or reports on data collected. The nature and use of the data must be understood, inconsistencies recognized and possible sources of supplemental data sought in order to complete the work. Closes 03/02/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Trenton, MI, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Full time
Summary This position will work as a Fish Biologist for the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office at the Trenton, Michigan.   NOTE: This is a TERM position, not-to-exceed 13 months. At management's discretion, this appointment may be extended up to the 4-year limit. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major duties at the full performance level will include, but are not limited to, the following: Conducting biological surveys of waters for the preservation and development of fisheries on Federal properties Conducting studies of all factors affecting fish populations, such as food conditions, population balance, chemical and biological factors, quality of spawning areas Using automated data processing equipment to enter, process, and summarize fishery data for reports Preparing and presenting papers to the field Preparing Fisheries Management Plans for depleted fishery resources Assisting in developing fish stocking schedules Keeping alert to maintenance and repair of vehicles, boats, electrofishing gear Providing technical assistance inside and outside the Service Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Closes 02/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chubbuck, ID, USA
Feb 14, 2018
Full time
2 vacancies in the following locations: Chubbuck, ID Hamer, ID Montpelier, ID Rupert, ID Wayan, ID Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled   Meet Your New Boss   and   Diversity is our Strength . This position is part of the Southeast Idaho National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data from surveys to perform habitat restoration and management activities. There are only two vacancies at this time and you may be placed in any of the five locations. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician, you will be responsible for: Conducting wildlife census surveys to record a variety of data on species populations, behavioral information or habitat conditions. Using personal computers, cameras, applications, GPS and GIS equipment or other technical equipment to collect, enter or retrieve data. Assisting in control of wildlife, plant disease outbreaks, pest plant control, mowing/seeding activities and vegetation removal. Using hand and power tools to repair and maintain facilities. Communicating effectively to provide work direction for volunteers and other temporary employees. Closes 02/28/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge administrative office, Florida 29, Immokalee, FL, USA
Feb 11, 2018
Full time
Summary You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts entitled  Meet Your New Boss!  and  Diversity is our Strength . This position is part of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. As a Forestry Aid (Fire) you will serve as a member of a fire crew to suppress the full range of wild land fires. Applicants are ineligible for this position if ANY time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant receives a pardon. TEMPORARY 1039:  This is a full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. The service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the employee's initial appointment in the agency. These appointments may be extended from year to year. Extensions of appointment without further competition may be granted based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment. The employee may be terminated or placed on an intermittent work schedule (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time. TEMPORARY VACANCY Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Effective January 2015, employees on temporary appointments may be eligible for health benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefits program and, if eligible, will receive the same government contribution as full-time permanent employees. To be eligible for consideration, temporary employees working full-time or part-time must be on appointments expected to last at least 90 days, or be on an intermittent work schedule and expected to work 130 hours per month for at least 90 days. Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Forestry Aid (Fire), you will Dig ground for fire suppression operations. Use an axe, fire shovel, fire rake, flappers, drip torch and operate a chainsaw. Maintain and/or repair hand tools that you used in a wild land or prescribed fire. Instruct others in the use of wild land fire equipment, methods, and safety practices. Physical Demands:  Work often requires physical exertion while overseeing fire suppression activities including walking over rough, steep, uneven terrain in all types of weather. The incumbent is faced with emergency situations at all hours and must respond quickly. The position may require long shifts or multi-day assignments under primitive living conditions during emergencies. During fire season, extended fire assignments away from the unit may be required under very stressful situations. Work Environment:  Field work is sometimes performed in steep terrain where surfaces may be uneven, rocky, or covered with thick vegetation. Temperatures are frequently extreme, both from weather and fire conditions where the presence of smoke and/or dust conditions are frequently severe. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Closes 02/23/2018   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com