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 Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Southwest Pacific Highway, Sherwood, OR, USA
Apr 20, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. As a Park Ranger, Volunteer/Visitor Services Coordinator you will be responsible for planning and implementation of the Visitor Services (VS) program in cooperation with the Refuge Manager and other staff, including evaluating operations and making recommendations on activities, practices, and methods. The work is directed towards providing the public with safe, accessible, and quality wildlife-dependent recreation. 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 Participates in the coordination, development, and implementation of the Visitor Services Plan and a variety of step down plans. Prepares draft plans and serves as planning team member for Visitor Services issues during preparation and reviews of the refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan. Recommends and implements compatible wildlife-dependent recreation activities. Develops and implements interpretive and environmental education programs for a wide range of audiences, and employs a variety of media methods and materials. Participates in partnership activities with community organizations and corporations. May serve as the refuge's media contact. Maintains close coordination with the Regional External Affairs Office for all media contacts. Develops refuge specific visitor services policy, procedures, programs and operating systems. Administers the volunteer program, recruiting and training volunteers. Recommends the type, amount, and location of work for each activity; estimates the cost of each activity; and drafts the annual VS budget and operating program. Participates in applying for challenge cost share, volunteer/friends group grants, contributed funds accounts, and other budget enhancement packages. Completes routine reporting requirements. Assists with identifying requirements and developing scopes of work and cost estimates, and coordinates in selecting contractors and monitoring contractor performance. Administers the refuge's program for commercial and non-commercial special use permits, and other permits as needed. Manages and maintains visitor facilities to prevent hazards to public safety. Coordinates public safety issues with the law enforcement program, identifies and addresses public safety issues and concerns, and ensures communication of visitor safety and education information. Closes  04/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Apr 19, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Southwest Region Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program. As the Deputy Assistant Regional Director, you will be responsible for a broad Fish and Aquatic Conservation program . The geographical area spans the four states of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The incumbent 's responsibilities cover a wide variety of assignments, including: supervision; coordination of highly visible multistate, multi-Federal agency programs; and diverse and complex, professional, technical, and administrative issues. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R2-18-10191380-CS-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 Major Duties Include: · Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating programs and associated activities. · Formulate polices, standards, and procedures necessary for the efficient and effective management of the program. · Serve as a Fish and Wildlife Service senior advisor and consultant on key scientific and technical program matters. · Serve as a senior Service representative working with States, and Federal agencies, Tribal entities, and private, commercial, and academic partnerships involved in meeting mutually agreed upon natural resource objectives. · Supervise Fishery field stations as a program level supervisor. Travel Required 50% or less - For field station visits, FAC Program meetings, other FWS Program meetings. Closes 05/03/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Devils Lake, ND, USA
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
12 vacancies in the following locations: Bismarck, ND Coleharbor, ND Crosby, ND Devils Lake, ND Moffit, ND Pingree, ND Upham, ND Summary As a Biological Science Techncian you will be responsible to accurately identify and delineate wetland basins. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years without further competition. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Conduct surveillance to detect and/or map wetland basin boundaries with an emphasis on Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Develop and maintain GIS databases; develop maps, graphs, charts and/or illustrations for biological documents, reports and technical publications using GIS and other computer software. Assist with planning various biological censuses and surveys by contributing ideas, determining or establishing GIS data collection methods and standards, or establish practical procedures for accomplish and report the GIS data. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for field work and training, as needed. Closes 04/30/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Wilmington, IL, USA
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
13 vacancies in the following locations: Wilmington, IL -  3 vacancies Trenton, MI -  2 vacancies New Franken, WI -  4 vacancies Onalaska, WI -  4 vacancies Summary Two positions will be filled at the Alpena, MI Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office - Detroit River Substation, Trenton, MI. The incumbents will serve as a field and laboratory technician for our Aquatic Invasive Species program which is being delivered out of the Detroit River Substation. Three positions will be filled at the Carterville, IL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office - Wilmington Substation. The incumbents will serve as field crew members for our Asian carp program activities in and around the Chicago Area Waterway System. Four positions will be filled at the Green Bay, WI Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, New Franken, WI. The incumbents will monitor for the presence of potential aquatic invasive species and perform surveillance of Asian Carp using environmental genetic markers in water samples collected from various Lake Michigan tributaries. Four positions will be filled at the LaCrosse, WI Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Onalaska, WI. The incumbents will work in the Aquatic Invasive Species program, dealing principally with Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Salary ranges are as follows: New Franken, WI, and Onalaska, WI: $33,394 - $43,414 Trenton, MI: $36,543 - $47,508 Wilmington, IL: $36,896 - $47,967 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 for the preservation and rehabilitation of the fishery resources on Federal land areas, Indian reservations and treaty-ceded territories. Preparing and examining samples of fish scales, spines, or other parts for ageing, and summarizing information gained. Assisting in preparation of reports and recommendations based on the results of biological surveys. Operating and maintaining passenger vehicles and small watercraft. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Closes 04/23/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. As a Fish Biologist you will be part of a team tasked with using teamwork, creativity, and partnering to solve complex and evolving issues surrounding the long-term sustainability of priority native fishes and fisheries across the Lake Superior basin. 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 at the full performance level will include, but are not limited to, the following: Conducts biological surveys on waters of the Great Lakes and connecting channel. Conducts studies of various factors affecting fish and fish populations. Prepares reports summarizing the results of biological surveys and studies. Operates and maintains specialized fish sampling equipment. Assists in the development of fisheries management plans. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Closes 04/27/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service New Franken, Wisconsin, USA
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
Summary The incumbent of this permanent, full-time position will serve as a Supervisory Fish Biologist at the Green Bay Fisheries Resources Field Office in New Franken, Wisconsin, in Region 3 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The incumbent will serve as a Project Leader for this complex fishery management program. This position will lead, direct, organize, develop, and motivate a staff of professionals who are responsible for carrying out and communicating scientific work associated with conservation, preservation, restoration, and management of fishery and wildlife resources. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R3-18-10168232-DL-MP for current Fish and Wildlife Employees, CTAP eligibles, and Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The incumbent of the position will perform, but will not be limited to, the following: Providing administrative and managerial leadership in fishery management issues and opportunities relating to program implementation through the fish and wildlife conservation office and in cooperation with other fishery coordinators. Representing the Service, taking lead role at agency and interagency planning sessions, workshops, and meetings for the purposes of communicating and negotiating established Service positions and objectives and for precluding and resolving problems. Preparing strategic and operational plans for area of responsibility in order to implement fishery and wildlife management program activities. Providing technical leadership and guidance directly to fisheries field staff concerning the provision of technical assistance to partners within and outside the Service. Exercising the full range of supervisory duties for a staff of professional biology and support positions. Analyzing changing environmental situations, utilizing new research data and state-of-the-art assessment techniques. Travel Required 50% or less - Travel is expected to be 50% of duty time. Closes 04/27/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge, Auto Tour Route, Dugway, UT, USA
Apr 16, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge which is part of the Bear River Migratory Bird Complex. As a Wildlife Refuge Specialist, you will assist the Wildlife Refuge Manager in the development and administration of the operating program and other activities at a refuge where administrative, operational and related programs are varied but the construction of new facilities, pest control, public uses, etc. are fairly limited. The position at Fish Springs NWR is a new transition position critical to get the station to ecological sustainability. You will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment. NOTE: This position is also being announced under merit promotion procedures, open to current and former federal employees. See vacancy RF-18-005-10182712-DS-MP if you want to be considered under merit promotion procedures. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Wildlife Biology, Ecology and Habitat Management: Initiate and oversee conservation activities (e.g., habitat development, clean-up, contaminant and restoration projects, research studies, population studies, wildlife inventory, monitoring, etc.); prepare interagency cooperative agreements, memoranda of understanding and special use permits; assist in the fire program; participate in land acquisition or easement activities. Visitor Services: Assist with a comprehensive public relations/public use program including off-refuge programs, interpretive and educational programs, wildlife dependent recreation (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation), and other recreational management activities. Conduct tours, serve as an environmental education instructor; manage the volunteer program. Natural Resources Program Management: Participate in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessments (EAs), Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultations, etc., Comprehensive Conservation Plans, Habitat Management Plans, Land Acquisition and Protection Plans, etc.; ensure actions are compliant with laws, rules, and regulations (e.g., water rights, rights-of-way, oil and gas, easements, fee title lands, etc.). Business, Facilities and Equipment Management: Assist senior management develop long-range plans, annual work plans, budgets and work schedules. Develops cost estimates and the work sequence of major and minor rehabilitation projects, and prepares administrative and accomplishment reports. Plan and schedule operations and maintenance projects covering limited construction, repair and maintenance of equipment, facilities and infrastructure. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Closes 04/25/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.
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.