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 Burbank, WA
Apr 24, 2019
Temporary
Locations 7 vacancies in the following locations: Hamer, ID  1 vacancy Nampa, ID  1 vacancy Princeton, OR  2 vacancies Burbank, WA  2 vacancies Colville, WA  1 vacancy Temporary - 1039 Hours Summary This position is a part of the Pacific Region, National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). There are a total of seven vacant positions across five different refuges: Camas NWR, Hamer, ID; Deer Flat NWR, Nampa, ID; Malheur NWR, Princeton, Oregon; Mid-Columbia River NWR Complex, Burbank, WA; and Little Pend Oreille NWR, Colville, WA. As a Biological Science Technician, you will be responsible for supporting biological programs to conserve fish, wildlife, and/or plants, their habitats. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities There are three primary components of this position; plants, fisheries, and wildlife. The incumbent may work in any one of the components or a combination of them. With all of these components there are also peripheral functions that involve data management and public awareness. Assists in conducting biological censuses and surveys as part of ongoing field investigations of species using standard collection methods. Assists in carrying out biological management actions designed to address needs of aquatic species and/or habitats. Assists in carrying out wildlife or plant studies by following standardized research methods and established procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work. Assists in monitoring and implementing activities related to conservation, management and/or control of wildlife. Captures, applies visual and radio tags, and gathers physiological and spatial data on wildlife. Assists with implementing habitat management activities designed to monitor, control, and eradicate non-native or invasive plant species and limit plant disease outbreaks. Monitors elements of the physical environment such as temperature, precipitation, stream flow, snow depth, wind speed, and humidity. Uses a variety of field equipment and computer software programs to collect and record data. Collects biological samples ensuring correct documentation, reporting, storage, transport and delivery of samples taken. Uses automated databases to enter, organize, and retrieve field data using standard statistical methods in preparation of reports. Prepares biological data using a variety of database software programs for inclusion in biological reports. Enters and retrieves data from geographic information systems (GIS) and other information management systems. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Vancouver, WA, USA
Apr 22, 2019
Temporary
Summary This position is part of the R1-Columbia River Fisheries Program Office. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for supporting biological programs to conserve fish, wildlife, and/or plants and their habitats; conservation of at-risk species; and mitigation, restoration, and recovery of listed species. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assists in conducting biological surveys as part of ongoing field investigations to gather field data through various means. Assists in carrying out biological management actions designed to address needs of aquatic species and/or habitats. Collects biological samples ensuring correct documentation, reporting, storage, transport and delivery of samples taken. Enters and retrieves data from geographic information systems (GIS) and/or other information management systems. Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Arcata, CA, USA
Apr 22, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is part of the R8-Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, part of a team that conducts a variety of fish population and aquatic habitat studies, primarily in the Klamath River Basin, but also in other northwestern California rivers, estuaries, and nearshore marine areas. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R8-19-10475793-SG-MP open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician (Fisheries), you will be responsible for assisting one or more professional biologists in completing all phases of fish population and aquatic habitat assessment studies and research projects, including project planning; developing and maintaining logistical arrangements; completing field work; data entry, verification, analysis and summary; and completion of project updates, interim and final reports and manuscripts. Assisting in the planning of biological surveys and multifaceted studies by contributing ideas, determining appropriate sampling methodologies, establishing practical procedures; and development of logistical plans for accomplishing and reporting the work. Capturing, identifying, handling, counting, and tagging juvenile and adult resident freshwater and anadromous fishes; assessing aquatic habitat conditions and habitat use by fish and other aquatic biota; and collecting physical, biological, and other water resource related data to determine actual and potential impacts of water development and habitat restoration projects on fish resources. Developing and using spreadsheets and automated databases to enter, organize and perform preliminary analysis and summaries of collected field data, using standard statistical methods in preparing fish and other aquatic resource reports; and preparing segments of recurring monitoring reports. Providing work direction and guidance, including compliance with all safety regulations, to lower graded technicians and volunteers while in the field. Physical Demands: Work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending; walking or climbing over rocky areas, uneven surfaces, through dense vegetation, and in mountainous terrain; rowing inflatable rafts, catarafts, and other nonmotorized boats to observe, collect, or record research data; and snorkeling and wading in swift cold water. Work Environment: Work is performed in an office and outdoors. Exposure to adverse weather conditions or weather extremes such as cold, dampness, humidity and/or insects are often encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. Safety precautions and protective clothing or gear are required when working around water, and with chemicals and equipment. Work occasionally requires immersion in swift cold water for long periods of time. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Cortland, NY, USA
Apr 22, 2019
Full time
Summary This a full-time Term position which will be supervised by the R5-Lamar NFH and Northeast Fishery Center in Lamar, Pennsylvania and will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The position will be for a period not to exceed one year and one day with the possibility for extensions up to a total of four years without further competition. The duty location of this position will be located at the U.S. Geological Survey's Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science in Cortland, New York. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Fish Biologist, you will be responsible for: Applied research on Coregonine rearing practices, including investigations on propagation variables such as diet, lighting, temperature, etc. Stocking practices (e.g. time, size at stocking, etc.) that optimize survival of hatchery products. Laboratory-based and field monitoring and assessments to evaluate fitness and survival of hatchery products. Investigations contributing to domestic broodstock development for Coregonines. Design applied research experiments and conduct statistical analysis.   Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for training, meetings, or field work. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, USA
Apr 21, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is part of the R5-Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for overseeing the refuge's biological program to include management, maintenance, and restoration of the refuge's extensive salt marshes, wetland management, and piping plover management and recovery. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R5-19-10475094-ED (M) for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment, PLC, and LMWFA. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. As a Wildlife Biologist your duties will include, but are not limited to the following: Develop, manage, and maintain a high quality and balanced biological program by utilizing current and relevant information and experience to drive habitat management and wildlife conservation decisions and/or scientific studies Design and safely conduct a variety of biological surveys and investigations, including planning complex logistics in remote areas in order to write biological reports, scientific papers, briefings, and the wildlife potions of environmental assessments. Coordinate, develop, and implement the Habitat Management Plan and associated step down plans for the Biology program Serve as planning team member and the refuge technical expert on biological and ecological issues Lead, recruit, train and empower biological staff and other participating members to further the habitat management and wildlife conservation goals and objectives of the refuge Work closely with stakeholders including Federal, State and local governments, and with private entities on matters involving wildlife conservation grants Develop and deliver a variety of presentations concerning wildlife conservation and habitat protection and management for diverse audiences including professional, partners, civic groups and school groups Manage the biological program budget and seek additional funding sources Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Rupert, ID, USA
Apr 21, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is part of the R1-Southeast Idaho Nat'l 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. 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 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Apr 18, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is located at the Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office, Lafayette, Louisiana. The incumbent will plan and conduct investigations to determine the impact of various land and water development projects on the fish and/or wildlife resources of the area. 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 include: Plans and conducts inspections of existing projects to insure legal standards are being met. Assist in the consultation process pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Review and report on permit applications under the Corp of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, or state permits program. Attend public meetings and hearings to discuss proposed or existing development projects. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Refuge Headquarters Road, Indiahoma, OK, USA
Apr 18, 2019
Temporary
Summary This position is part of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. As a Biological Science Technician, you will be largely responsible for invasive plant management. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major Duties Include: Assisting with the management and control of infestations of invasive plant species. Control invasive plants by cutting vegetation using hand tools and applying herbicide. Participate in conducting surveys of plant species. Navigate field locations using maps, compass, and GPS. Compile data using various computer programs. Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the program. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Charlestown, RI, USA
Apr 10, 2019
Full time
Term - This appointment is not-to-exceed 1 year & 1 day. May be extended up to 3 additional years without further advertisement. Summary This position is part of the R5-Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing piping plover and least tern management projects. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Wildlife Biologist your duties will include, but are not limited to the following: Coordinate species management actions for trust species on refuge and partner lands including threatened, endangered and candidate species Write annual piping plover and least tern reports and present data results at technical meetings Maintain working relationships with landowners, local communities, and recreational beach visitors to support the goals of the piping plover recovery plan Write and administer memorandums of understanding (MOU) that provide for protection of federally and state listed species, including piping plover and least tern Develop, manage and execute reimbursable agreements Train and oversee seasonal employees and volunteers engaged in technical work Assist with performing biological studies for determining the manner and extent to which wildlife populations are affected by management activities Perform data entry which may involve automated wildlife databases and/or geographic information systems (GIS), work processing, or other computer database program Assist in public outreach activities Operate passenger vehicles, light trucks, and motorboats 18-20 feet in length Physical Demands: Work may be strenuous at times and require exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven surfaces; wading through fresh and saltwater marshes, climbing ladders into 60' observation towers and nesting trees, or similar activities; exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position to attend training, meetings, or to perform field work. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com