Wildlife Biologist

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Charlestown, RI, USA
  • Apr 10, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Term - This appointment is not-to-exceed 1 year & 1 day. May be extended up to 3 additional years without further advertisement.


This position is part of the R5-Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing piping plover and least tern management projects.

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As a Wildlife Biologist your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate species management actions for trust species on refuge and partner lands including threatened, endangered and candidate species
  • Write annual piping plover and least tern reports and present data results at technical meetings
  • Maintain working relationships with landowners, local communities, and recreational beach visitors to support the goals of the piping plover recovery plan
  • Write and administer memorandums of understanding (MOU) that provide for protection of federally and state listed species, including piping plover and least tern
  • Develop, manage and execute reimbursable agreements
  • Train and oversee seasonal employees and volunteers engaged in technical work
  • Assist with performing biological studies for determining the manner and extent to which wildlife populations are affected by management activities
  • Perform data entry which may involve automated wildlife databases and/or geographic information systems (GIS), work processing, or other computer database program
  • Assist in public outreach activities
  • Operate passenger vehicles, light trucks, and motorboats 18-20 feet in length

Physical Demands:
Work may be strenuous at times and require exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven surfaces; wading through fresh and saltwater marshes, climbing ladders into 60' observation towers and nesting trees, or similar activities; exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position to attend training, meetings, or to perform field work.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 9 Salary $57,043 to $74,152 per year