Wildlife Biologist

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Dixon, CA, USA
  • Jul 16, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


USGS Science for a Changing World. Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to providing reliable scientific information and understanding our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this job is for you. Join the USGS and be on your way to a rewarding future.

Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? 

This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

Salary: $49,937 (Step 01) to $64,917 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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As a Wildlife Biologist within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

- Conducts field and lab studies and surveys to collect data on the ecology and habitats of giant gartersnakes.

- Plans and leads field studies for the capture, measuring and marking of giant gartersnakes, and quantifying their habitats for study.

- Applies concepts of wildlife biology and research.

- Compile, organizes and summarizes field and lab data and helps prepare and edit project reports and presentations.

- Examines the interactions of giant garter snakes with non-native prey, predators, and competitors by parameterizing theoretical trophic models with empirical data.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$49,937 to $64,917 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 07.