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 Morris, MN, USA
Aug 06, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Morris Wetland Management District. As a Range Technician (Fire) you will be responsible for carrying out prescribed fire plans, fire effects, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire use monitoring. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties include, but are not limited to: * Assists in wildland fire prevention and preparedness. * Prepares and reviews plans and or plan components such as annual operating plans, training plans, fire suppression plans, safety plans, and individual project plans. * Plans and conducts project assessments which determine the presence or absence of hazardous wildland fuels. * Reviews project plans and makes recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring. * Participates in drafting prescribed fire/fuels management plans following interagency template. *Creates, updates, and uses a database to model and analyze fire behavior and fire effects observation data. *Serves on prescribed fire and fuels projects in positions for which qualified. Technically administers all aspects of hte prescribed fire/fuels plan, ensuring that preparation, ignition, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation are completed to the standards specified. * During the implementation of prescribed fire plans, fuels projects, and wildland fire use plans, monitors fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and makes recommendations. * Conducts field reconnaissance of prescribed fire/fuels treatment units, summarizes field findings, and makes recommendations on appropriate prescriptive criteria for meeting program objectives. *Identifies and provides for training needs to support prescribed fire and fuels management training. *Uses specialized equipment to support firing operations and suppression activities. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Parker, AZ, USA
Aug 06, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Arizona F&W Conservation Office-Parker. As a Fish Biologist you will be responsible for assisting higher level biologists with a variety of lower Colorado River basin native fish and aquatic habitat conservation activities. 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 The duties of the position include but are not limited to: Conducting biological surveys Observing and recording a wide variety of fish habitat and aquatic conditions Performing basic data entry into tabular, graphic, or narrative form Assisting in a trainee role with developing field projects Preparing, operating, and maintaining government owned equipment Physical Demands : Prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending, and climbing are required as well as lifting, carrying, and setting up equipment. Items weighing up to 10 pounds are handled routinely and items 50 pounds or more are occasionally handled. Considerable driving, hiking, climbing, snorkeling, and rafting are required. Employee must have average to above average dexterity and must be able to function under unexpected interruptions and delays while trying to accomplish assigned tasks. Work Environment : Work is done indoors and out. The employee encounters variable weather conditions and exposure to insects while working outdoors. Use of boats in all kinds of weather on lakes, and along streams and rivers. Terrain with steep slopes, rocky stream beds, and un-maintained trails are encountered. Wears protective and safety gear when necessary. Indoor work is in an office or workshop setting. The employee is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endangered self, fellow workers, property with which entrusted. Travel Required 50% or less - Travel is required for field work, training, and meetings. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Alpena, MI, USA
Aug 02, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. As a Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) you will support the delivery of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program related to early detection and monitoring. 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 The major duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Conducting biological surveys of waters of the Great Lakes and connecting channels to detect aquatic invasive species. Using aquatic assessment equipment (nets, traps, and other gear) to collect fish, crayfish, and other aquatic organisms. Recording information and assisting with data entry using Excel and other computer software. Assisting in preparation of reports and recommendations based on the results of biological surveys. Operating and maintaining passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers and small watercraft. Travel Required 75% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Palm Canyon Rd, Yuma, AZ, USA
Aug 01, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for planning and completing biological field work in remote wilderness, including conducting wildlife surveys and monitoring in small aircraft, as well as designing and analyzing plans and implementing biological programs involving natural resources. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R2-18-10273088-LLP-MP for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. The duties of the position include but are not limited to: Developing and recommending management plans covering biological programs Developing and implementing biological study proposals, survey designs, and scopes-of-work Conducting complex biological field investigations involving wildlife species and habitats Reviewing scientific proposals and reports to evaluate hypothesis, study objectives, research design, etc. Demonstrating skill in the use and application of GIS Preparing issue papers, briefing documents, reports, etc. Travel Required 25% or less - Field work on Kofa NWR requires over-night camping travel on a regular basis in addition travel to meetings, conferences and training. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lodi, CA, USA
Jul 17, 2018
Full time
Summary As a permanent Supervisory Fish Biologist with the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office (FWO), you will serve as the Field Project Leader of an organization providing for multi-disciplinary and multi-agency management of a wide variety of anadromous, resident and estuarine fish restoration activities and investigations in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta) and its watershed in the Central Valley of California. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Supervises and directs all aspects of the administrative function of the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office (FWO) including personnel management, fiscal strategy, budget development, annual work plan preparation, negotiations, EEO requirements and contract obligations. The office has a multi-million-dollar budget and a staff of over 80 personnel ranging from GS-2 to GS-13 engaged in a wide range of disciplines and duties to solve sensitive fishery resource problems, while ensuring that biological objectives for fishery restoration and its habitats in the estuary are balanced with upstream fishery needs . Serves as Program Manager for the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Anadromous Fish Restoration Program (AFRP) which involves both Federal and State resource agencies, key stakeholders and the public in 30-40 specific projects annually to make all reasonable efforts to double the natural production of anadromous fish in the Central Valley with a yearly budget of $4-$8 million. Serves as Agency Coordinator for the Interagency Ecology Program (IEP) for the San Francisco Estuary, with a nearly $30 million annual budget. The Field Project Leader provides direction, management, administration, technical/scientific leadership and recommendations to cooperating agency Directors and other Agency Coordinators representing six Federal and three State agencies. Reports to the Central Valley Supervisor, Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC), Pacific Southwest Region (USFWS Region 8) and coordinates extensively with FAC managers in the Regional Office and other Field Stations throughout the Region. This position additionally has oversight responsibility for coordination of the Service's Aquatic Invasive Species Program in Region 8 (Pacific Southwest). Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL, USA
Jul 13, 2018
Temporary
Summary This position is part of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR. As a Park Ranger (Visitor Services Technician) you will be collecting entrance fees and selling fee booth passes, as well as answering visitor questions, and explaining general Refuge use regulations. REGULAR TEMPORARY:   This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 1040 hours in a service year. Incumbent may be non-competitively rehired in subsequent years as long as 1040 hours has not been exceeded in the previous year. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Answer visitor questions relating to factual situations, geographical location of facilities, trails, tour routes, boat ramps, and other recreational areas, as well as explaining regulations covering common refuge use situations. Collect fees, sell permits. Present limited interpretive talks, assist with environmental programs. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Wake Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Wake Island Airfield (AWK), Wake Island, USA
Mar 17, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of wildlife censuses and surveys. Wake Atoll is where the majority of duties will be performed, but there is substantial travel. Although there will be flexibility, it's expected at least the first 4 months will be training and familiarization with the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. Once there is an approved project proposal and all required certifications have been completed, the initial year might look like this: October - November, at Wake Atoll; December - January, in Honolulu and annual leave; February - March on Wake Atoll; April, off island completing additional training; May - June, assist with expedition to Johnston Atoll; July, additional training; August - September, at Wake Atoll. The incumbent should be flexible for frequent travel as the opportunities arise. Training certification months vary.   In addition to shown salary, 10.99% cost of living allowance and 14.01% post differential (totaling 25%) is authorized. See notes in "additional information" section of announcement. 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 Assists in planning multifaceted wildlife studies by contributing ideas, determining research methods, establishing practical procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work and determining other needs, such as costs, equipment and personnel. Monitors and assists in control of wildlife, plant disease outbreaks, pest plant control, mowing/seeding activities and vegetation removal. Develops workplans and carries out removal of ironwoods at Wake Atoll in accordance with June 2015 Biological Control, Survey and Management Plan Captures, applies visual and radio tags, and gathers physiological and spatial data on wildlife. Monitors elements of the physical environment, such as temperature, precipitation, wind speed, and humidity Develops databases and analyzes data using standard statistical methods and procedures in preparation of wildlife reports. Enters and retrieves data from the Geographic Information System and/or other information management systems. Travel Required 50% or less - Frequent travel is reuired for this position.