Wildlife Biologist

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Palm Canyon Rd, Yuma, AZ, USA
  • Aug 01, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


This position is part of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for planning and completing biological field work in remote wilderness, including conducting wildlife surveys and monitoring in small aircraft, as well as designing and analyzing plans and implementing biological programs involving natural resources.

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This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R2-18-10273088-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:

  • Developing and recommending management plans covering biological programs
  • Developing and implementing biological study proposals, survey designs, and scopes-of-work
  • Conducting complex biological field investigations involving wildlife species and habitats
  • Reviewing scientific proposals and reports to evaluate hypothesis, study objectives, research design, etc.
  • Demonstrating skill in the use and application of GIS
  • Preparing issue papers, briefing documents, reports, etc.

Travel Required

25% or less - Field work on Kofa NWR requires over-night camping travel on a regular basis in addition travel to meetings, conferences and training.

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Job Level

Mid-level,   Senior-level  


Government- Federal


GS 9 - 11 Salary $50,598 to $79,586 per year