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 Elkins, WV, USA
Oct 16, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the West Virginia Ecological Services Field Office. As a FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST in Elkins, WV. 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 As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following: - Coordinating and facilitating activities pursuant to sections 4, 6, 7 [including 7(a)(1)], and 10 of the Endangered Species Act. - Preparing written correspondence, reports, and papers for publication, based on the literature, observations made, and investigations conducted. Reports and papers are used to analyze current conditions and assess implications of future actions on rare, candidate, proposed, and listed species and their habitats. -Preparing and providing presentations to agency partners and the public - Coordinating wide-ranging initiatives involving other Federal and state agencies, organizations, and the public in fully implementing Endangered Species Act programs. - Planning and conducting status surveys for listed, candidate, and at-risk species, in cooperation with other Federal and state agency personnel, private organization representatives, and contractors; negotiates agreements for status surveys with prospective contractors and personnel of cooperating agencies. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Avon Park, FL, USA
Oct 11, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Panama City Ecological Services Field Office. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R4-19-10329588-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 Plan and conduct investigations of moderate complexity to identify habitat characteristics and determine the impact of various land and water development projects. Conduct routine consultations pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Assist in preparation and review of biological implications of environmental assessments/impact statements. Assist in development of comprehensive fish and/or wildlife management plans. Provide input on aquatic and terrestrial habitat restorations. Conduct surveys and mapping of habitat quality and quantity and identify present species. 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 Lakeview, OR, USA
Oct 09, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain NWR Complex. As a Fish & Wildlife Biologist, you will be responsible for non-native invasive plant inventory, control, and monitoring at the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Conducts non-native invasive plant control activities and projects; Implements contract scopes of work and serves as a contracting officer's representative to oversee contractors; Provides direction on wildlife habitat restoration; Purchases and maintains equipment and expendable supplies such as herbicides; Operates equipment, four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, and UTVs; Uses, and directs others, on the use of hand tools, weed whackers, mowers, sprayers, and herbicides to remove and treat identified invasive plant species; Writes professional, objective, and complete reports, letters, and other correspondence on investigations; Oversees preparation of project, annual, and long-range work plans and prescriptions for inventory and monitoring of weed populations, and for weed control; Serves as a principal advisor in the management of non-native invasive plants on uplands and wetlands; Assists with the identification of non-native plants and helps establish inventory and monitoring programs using global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and other appropriate techniques; Advises on the requirements for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lodi, CA, USA
Oct 09, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office. As a Fish Biologist you will be responsible for participating in multiple activities to support the conservation, restoration, protection, enhancement, and management of the Central Valley rivers and the San Francisco Estuary fishery resources. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This announcement is being advertised concurrently under   R8-19-10315013-NS-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. Major Duties include: Independently perform recurring, established projects using standard methods and techniques in order to identify and resolve environmental impacts and to provide technical advice. Plan the approach and collect data to carry out studies to assist higher grade biologists in conducting fisheries investigations of complex land and water development proposals to determine their effects on the distributions and abundance of anadromous fish and other fish and aquatic species. Provide technical assistance to other agencies, Service personnel, and the public on the conservation needs of Central Valley, Sacramento, and San Joaquin anadromous fish species. With more difficult assignments, assist a higher graded biologist in the development, coordination, and implementation of studies and plans to restore natural production of anadromous fish to meet Federal leadership responsibilities for the management of anadromous fish in the Central Valley rivers and the San Francisco Estuary. Analyze data and prepare reports, and prepare and deliver oral presentations, which include visual aids to technical and general audiences. Develop portions of the annual work plans and budgets, and performs large item procurement. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Alpine, AZ, USA
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Mexican Wolf Program. As a Wildlife Biologist (Mexican Wolf) you will be responsible performing technical wolf and other wildlife management duties. Work activity is focused primarily in the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R2-19-10323854-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: Monitoring, managing, and researching Mexican wolves and their behavior, ecology, and conservation Conducting various wolf management activities and documenting biological information Preparing procedural, technical, and scientific documents related to the reintroduction of Mexican wolves Interacting with landowners, livestock permittees, other local citizens, and conservation groups Maintaining field telemetry equipment and supplies Travel Required 50% or less - Travel required occasionally for field operations or as needed for mission objectives. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Tyndall AFB, FL, USA
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Panama City Ecological Services Field Office. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R4-19-10324508-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 Develop sound proposals and conduct status surveys for both list and candidate species, particularly plants. Study changes in the distribution and density of organisms that live in ecosystems before and after human activities. Identify effects of Federal actions on wildlife and plants. Review and evaluate proposed projects plans on private lands to identify potential environmental concerns and wildlife values. Conduct field evaluations of the biological status, threats, economic considerations and conservation needs of high priority plants. Coordinate with other agencies and other organizations. Prepare technical or administrative scientific reports and plans pertaining to plant ecology. Develop management plans and administer ecological studies dealing with selected plant species of management concern. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Oahu National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Honolulu, HI, USA
Sep 11, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Oahu National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for assisting in planning in surveys, habitat management activities, and controlling and monitoring the impact of development projects on native species. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. This position may be filled at the GS-06 level. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assisting in the planning of biological surveys and multifaceted studies by contributing ideas, determining research methods, establishing practical procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work; and providing work direction and guidance to lower graded technicians and volunteers in gathering field data. Identifying, capturing, handling, and tag or collar various wildlife species; assessing readings, measurements, tests and observations taken; and collecting biological data to determine actual and potential impact on resources. Developing and using automated databases to enter, organize and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data, and using standard statistical methods in preparation of reports. 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 New Franken, WI, USA
Sep 06, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office in the habitat program. As a Fish Biologist you will be responsible for providing technical assistance to project partners through GIS analysis, strategic planning, compliance with NEPA and ESA issues and some field work. You will assist with drafting cooperative agreements, reviewing project proposals, and project development. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Major duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: Conducting biological surveys of waters for the preservation and development of fisheries 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 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. 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.