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 Galloway, NJ, USA
Jun 21, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the New Jersey Ecological Services Field Office. As a Environmental Contaminants Biologist you will be responsible for conducting Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) injury assessments. This is a full time term position with the USFWS, Region 5, Ecological Services Division, New Jersey Field Office, located in Galloway, NJ. This position is initially not to exceed one year and one day and may be extended for a total of four years. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties include and are not limited to the following: Serve as a biologist in the Environmental Contaminants program. Evaluate and provide technical assistance within the Service and to other agencies on the effects of environmental contaminants on fish and wildlife species, including endangered species, and appropriate restoration. Represent the Service in meetings, through written correspondence, and in public forums to discuss often controversial and complex projects and issues related to environmental contaminants and natural resources. Prepare objective, scientifically valid reports and other written materials that present findings, identify impacts, and make recommendations pertaining to the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources and endangered species. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Whiteriver, AZ, USA
Jun 21, 2018
Full time
Summary This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R2-18-10241387-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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This position is part of the Arizona Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office located in Whiteriver, AZ. As a Fish Biologist, you will be responsible for performing a variety of operational tasks and applying standard methods and practices relating to fishery management activities. The duties of the position include but are not limited to: Participating in recover efforts for rare and endangered fish species Assisting biologists with recovery actions designed to improve the status of Humpback Chub, Razorback Sucker, Bonytail, Gila and Apache trout, other native fishes in Arizona habitats Functioning as lead biologist for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Arizona Assisting in program planning, budget preparation and execution of the planned programs Collecting and analyzing scientific data regarding fish community structure, macro habitat use, and physical water chemistry Computing, compiling, and analyzing data in tabular, graphic, or narrative form Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Fillmore, CA, USA
Jun 18, 2018
Full time
Summary This Wildlife Biologist position is part of the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.   This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R8-18-10227504-SG-MP for current and former federal employees. 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 Wildlife Biologist, you will be responsible for the planning, analysis, and operation of the California Condor Recovery Program, a long-term endangered species recovery effort that has local, national and international attention. Major duties include: Plan, implement, and analyze the recovery strategies of the California Condor Recovery Program. Develop and conduct adaptive management actions or biological studies to achieve recovery objectives and gather field data to be used for iterative assessments and reporting. Provide guidance and training to biological interns, partner staff and/or volunteers, ensuring field data is collected and maintained appropriately. Conduct outreach to schools, private landowners, and other interested organizations to promote an increased understanding of management activities of the California Condor Recovery Program. Physical Demands: This position involves a substantial amount of field work. Field work is at times strenuous, requiring exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, climbing and descending ropes hundreds of feet into cliff side nest cavities. Travel to remote study sites will be required using all-terrain vehicles, and/or on foot. Employee must be able to cope with the pressure of short time deadlines, responsibilities of logistics to remote areas, cultural conflicts, and adverse weather conditions including heat related temperature extremes. Employee may be required to lift objects, such as animal carcasses, weighing up to 50 pounds. Work Environment: The work requires both office and outdoor work. Frequent travel is required to conduct field work, and to a lessor extent, attend meetings. The employee will be required to work flexible hours including at night in remote areas, sometimes camp in a wilderness setting, and regularly spend consecutive nights in refuge housing at a remote field station. The employee will be required to rappel and ascent in high angle environments, which requires a toleration for heights. The employee may be subject to large numbers of biting insects and noxious plant, such as poison oak or stinging nettle. Travel Required 76% or greater - Extensive travel is required in this position.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Albuquerque, NM, USA
Jun 18, 2018
Full time
Summary As part of the Division of Ecological Services, position will coordinate ESA activities, in the following program areas: recovery, species status assessments, 5-year reviews, petition findings, grants, permits, and outreach. This is being advertised under R2-18-10239406-CS-MP for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment. You must apply to each announcement if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major Duties Include: -Exercise responsibility for implementation of policy, review, and interpretation concerning section 4 (Recovery), section 6 (Grants), and section 10 (Permitting) -Reviews and prepares briefing papers, correspondence, policy and procedural guidance, and program documents. -Conducts or contributes to strategic planning including program priories development, workload analysis and workforce planning. -Lead efforts in the development of review and processing of research/recovery permits. -Point of contact for Service field staff and State agency personnel for Endangered Species grant programs. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Hurlburt Field, FL, USA
Jun 14, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is part of the Panama City Ecological Services Field Office located in Hurlburt, FL. As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, you will work independently, on teams, and on programs which require balancing Service priorities with Air Force Base natural resource mission requirements. This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years. Term appointments do not confer competitive status and do not lead to permanent appointments. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The duties of the position include but are not limited to: Planning and conducting investigations to identify habitat characteristics and determine the impact of various land and water development projects upon the fish and/or wildlife resources of an area. Reviewing and commenting on reports or environmental documents to ensure that impacts to fish and wildlife resources are identified. Conducting routine consultations pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Assisting in preparation and reviews biological implications of environmental assessments/impact statements. Assisting in developing comprehensive fish and/or wildlife management plans to ensure conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish and/or wildlife and their habitat for a geographic area having a variety of habitat conditions. Providing input on aquatic and terrestrial habitat restorations. Assisting in gathering, organizing, and interpreting biological, ecological, and environmental contaminants. Attending public meetings and hearings. Conducting surveys and mapping of habitat quality and quantity and identify species present. Closes 06/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Atlanta, GA, USA
May 28, 2018
Full time
Summary The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Our major responsibilities are to protect and conserve migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, and certain marine mammals and fish. FWS partners with farmers and ranchers, State and local governments, Federal agencies, Tribes, citizen volunteers, corporations, and conservation groups to accomplish its mission. Our National Wildlife Refuge System is among the world's most significant land and water systems managers for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and plants and encompasses more than 96 million acres and 78,000 square miles of waters. Our Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation program helps safeguard fisheries worth billions of dollars, conserves at-risk species, and provides recreational opportunities. FWS' role in administering the Endangered Species Act enables us to accomplish conservation actions with the goal of recovering threatened and endangered species; and through our role in migratory bird management, we promote the long-term conservation of migratory bird populations while providing opportunities for the public to study, use, and enjoy migratory birds. FWS employs world-class scientists and other professionals who are also addressing climate change, the greatest environmental and conservation challenge of the 21st Century; as well as facilitating renewable energy development. You can find additional information specific to our Bureau at   WWW.FWS.GOV Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a member of the Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate, the Regional Director - Atlanta, Georgia, participates in decisions on national fish and wildlife conservation goals and objectives, budget priorities and funding levels, and organization and staffing patterns and is responsible for implementation of Service programs, policies, and procedures to effectively carry out the Service's mission within the Southeast Region and adjacent coastal areas subject to Service jurisdiction. The Regional Director - Atlanta, Georgia, directs a staff of approximately 1,300 employees located in the regional office, national wildlife refuges totaling 4 million acres, national fish hatcheries, fishery assistance offices, and ecological services field offices dispersed throughout 10 states in the Southeast and the Caribbean Islands. The Regional Director - Atlanta, Georgia, is also responsible for the coordination and cooperation with foreign national counterparts in matters of policy, program implementation, and general regional fish and wildlife activities. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Closes 06/25/2018 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.