Fish Biologist

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Aug 10, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description


*Are you a Fish Biologist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for providing customer service? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

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

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

Salary: $61,218(Step 01) to 79,586 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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As a Fish Biologist within the Wetlands & Aquatic Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Using literature and knowledge of zoogeography, researches distributions of several hundred aquatic species to determine status (native/non-native) and collects data on ecology and distribution of aquatic species as part of a national monitoring and tracking program. Assesses the current status and distribution of these species and enters resulting data into the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database.
  • Applies principals of aquatic ecology in determining potential of invasion based species biology, ecology and habitat preferences and publishes scientific papers based on the analysis of data in the literature and the NAS Database. Represents the program at meetings with various agencies.
  • Conducts research in invasive species dealing with distributions, pathways of introduction, impacts, risk assessment and potential distribution and manipulates and models data to examine risks and effects of invasive species. Write proposals to obtain program funding.
  • Designs layout and creates and develops content (including tools) for the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species web site. Designs and builds databases and harvests data from web sites and literature to incorporate into the NAS Database.
  • Operates government owned vehicle as an incidental driver.
  • The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; and bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities. The work requires moderate physical ability and average agility and dexterity. Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in the field. The office is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. Field and laboratory duties may require the use of special protective gear. The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted.

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Job Level

Mid-level,   Senior-level  


Government- Federal


$61,218 to $79,586 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 11.