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 Fairbanks, AK, USA
Oct 22, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is part of the R7-Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office. A Fish and Wildlife Biologist plans, evaluates, conducts and/or prepares reports on ecological investigations on complex land and water resource development projects, proposals and/or license applications/renewals to determine their effect on fish, botanical, and/or wildlife resources/habitats. 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 Apply the theory, principals, and methods of wildlife ecology, biology, and management including: sampling, study, and survey design techniques applicable to large remote areas. Provide technical advice to staff on the design of management and research projects; including statistical design and vigor, GIS analysis, and development of population models. Lead, design, organize, coordinate, and implement a complex and multidisciplinary waterfowl field project, including hiring and supervising field technicians and volunteers. Develop, manage, and track comprehensive cost estimates and budgets for complex management and research projects. Interpret and present data and other forms of scientific information for use in fish or wildlife management, and in particular, waterfowl management. Serve as a technical expert on the biology of rare, candidate, proposed, and listed species occurring within the area of responsibility. Apply structured decision making, decision theory, and facilitation and elicitation techniques for biological and resource management decisions, conclusions, and recommendations. Prepare, review and submit complex written field investigative plans, interim and final reports, grant applications, technical reports, manuscripts for submission to peer referred journals, methodology, and memorandums. Conduct outreach and education by sharing project plans, methods, and results with those living in communities affected by the projects. Work with and mentor students on field research and office projects. Travel Required Occasional travel - Up to 25% travel to remote study sites via fixed-wing aircraft, helicopter, boat, snowmobile, 4- wheeler, and by foot. The salary range given includes base pay and locality pay, you will also receive a 3.27% cost of living allowance, subject to change. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Bethel, AK, USA
Oct 21, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Yukon Delta NWR. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for research and monitoring activities to support science-based management decisions. This announcement is being advertised concurrently as R7-19-10557029-TD 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 if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Design, analyze, plan, manage and implement the biological programs, or a segment of the programs, involving natural resources of significant national or international importance. Develop biological study proposals, survey designs, and scopes-of-work and conducts complex biological field investigations involving wildlife species and habitats. Use qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze findings to include biological data in geographic information systems (GIS). Review scientific proposals and reports to evaluate hypotheses, study objectives, research design, appropriateness of methods, probability of success, and overall importance to management or science. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lodi, CA, USA
Oct 05, 2019
Temporary
Summary This position is part of the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office. As a Biological Science Technician, you will provide technical support and assistance to biologists participating in multiple activities that support the conservation, restoration, protection, enhancement and management of the Central Valley's aquatic resources. This is a full-time position, not-to-exceed 13 months; initial appointment may be extended up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Conducting field investigations for habitat analysis and species and habitat restoration (e.g., census surveys, distribution, and abundance estimation, habitat restoration monitoring, mark/recapture studies, acoustic tagging, and fish and habitat assessments) using active and passive collection methods (e.g., electrofishing, seine, trawls, snorkeling for direct observation, gill-, hoop-, and fyke-nets and rotary screw traps. Collecting, storing, organizing and transferring raw data sheets to digital files and inputting data into computer databases. Performing Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA\QC) on all data entered. This involves basic analysis of the data collected relative to objectives outlined. Conducting data summation, analysis and some data development assignments to compile, analyze or display data (e.g., to create maps displaying fish movement, organize fish tracking data and transferring data files to other employees for processing, etc.). Identifying fish (including larval) to species in the field and lab using dichotomous keys. Recovering coded-wire tags from specimens collected. Using a microscope to read coded-wire tags. Travel Required 75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com