• U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Ventura, CA, USA
  • Mar 14, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


This position is part of the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office. As a Botanist you will provide expertise in the field of botany to coordinate and conduct a wide range of biological investigations involving complex natural resources.

The Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (VFWO) serves all or portions of San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura counties and Los Angeles County Programs including: Habitat Conservation Planning (Section 10 habitat conservation plans), and Interagency Cooperation (Section 7 consultations). Listing and Recovery (listing, critical habitat, 5-Year Reviews, Recovery Plans), Environmental Contaminants, and Conservation Partnerships.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R8-18-10161111-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.

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As a Botanist, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the exchange and review of data on all Federally listed and candidate plant species with other Federal and State agencies, encouraging cooperative efforts to obtain and use the best scientific data in making decisions for plant conservation efforts.
  • Developing complete packages needed in support of listing and/or recovery actions including listing and delisting petition findings, designation of critical habitat, candidate assessment, 5-year reviews of listed species, and development of recovery plans.
  • Conducting field evaluations of the biological status, threats, economic considerations and conservation needs of high priority plants, and recommends appropriate protection and management actions.
  • Recommending ways to minimize or eliminate impacts to listed species, as well as alternatives that will avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of a species or avoid destroying or adversely modifying critical habitat.
  • Representing the Service to other Federal agencies, State agencies, Tribes, other agencies, groups and individuals as a professional biologist in effecting the coordination and interaction needed to accomplish the above duties.

At the GS-9 grade level, you will perform the same kind of duties as described above, but under closer supervision and training will be provided for progression towards the full performance level (GS-11).

Closes 03/23/2018

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Job Level

Mid-level, Senior-level


Government- Federal


$57,264 to $90,071 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 9 - 11.