As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist within the Branch of Aquatic Habitat and Species Conservation, the incumbent provides staff support to the Branch Chief on current and emerging fisheries and aquatic habitat issues concerning the National Fish Passage Program, the National Fish Habitat Partnership Program, the Sikes Act Program, and overall support to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices across the nation.
Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended to 4 years.
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- Develops and recommends strategies to establish and implement conservation and management programs for the Nation's fish and wildlife resources.
- Prepares written reports and other documents and delivers oral presentations to professional, and public groups with regard to aquatic habitat issues.
- Provides technical assistance to State and local groups and the public regarding Service policy and regulations and their application to various issues when requested.
- Works directly with partners to inform and promote fish, wildlife, and aquatic conservation principles and techniques as they relate to Fish and Aquatic Conservation and FWS areas of responsibilities.
- Responds to requests for information from other Service units, the Department of Interior, Congress, States, other Federal agencies, Fishery Management Councils, constituency groups, and the general public.
- Reviews and interprets existing, new, and proposed regulations, legislation, statues, and policies pertaining to fish passage and natural resources.
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