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 Panama City, FL, USA
Nov 26, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Panama City Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office located in Panama City, FL. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R4-20-10660995-NM-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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following: Assists biologists in planning the logistics of censuses and surveys such as establishing schedules and procedures to accomplish surveys. Independently carries out multifaceted fish and/or wildlife studies following research methods and established procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work. Monitors and implements activities related to conservation, management, or control of multi-faceted fish and/or wildlife. Captures, applies visual and radio tags, and gathers physiological and spatial data on aquatic species of fish and/or wildlife and plants. Operates a variety of field equipment commonly used in research studies, including fish and wildlife sampling gear (such as fish traps and seines, live-traps, camera traps, track tubes), specialized monitoring equipment, cars and trucks, boats and UTV/ATVs, and cameras. Collects biological and water resources data from field investigations and reports findings to determine the impact on multifaceted fish and wildlife resources from water development projects, wetland restoration projects and habitat improvement projects. Enters and retrieves data from geographic information systems (GIS) and/or other information management systems. Conducts outreach and provides information on fish and wildlife resources and the Fish and Wildlife Service to groups and individuals. Assists in preparing drafts of news releases for area media, and presenting informational or educational programs to individuals, local organizations, and schools. Provides work direction and guidance to lower graded technicians, volunteers, or YCC enrollees in gathering field data, including safe handling of tools and operation of motorized vehicles. Performs minor maintenance and/or construction work and lead groups for such projects. Responsible for procurement of supplies, and maintenance of assigned equipment, vehicles, and watercraft. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !