This position is part of the R5-Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. As a Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for overseeing the refuge's biological program to include management, maintenance, and restoration of the refuge's extensive salt marshes, wetland management, and piping plover management and recovery.
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This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R5-19-10475094-ED (M) for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment, PLC, and LMWFA. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
As a Wildlife Biologist your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Develop, manage, and maintain a high quality and balanced biological program by utilizing current and relevant information and experience to drive habitat management and wildlife conservation decisions and/or scientific studies
- Design and safely conduct a variety of biological surveys and investigations, including planning complex logistics in remote areas in order to write biological reports, scientific papers, briefings, and the wildlife potions of environmental assessments.
- Coordinate, develop, and implement the Habitat Management Plan and associated step down plans for the Biology program
- Serve as planning team member and the refuge technical expert on biological and ecological issues
- Lead, recruit, train and empower biological staff and other participating members to further the habitat management and wildlife conservation goals and objectives of the refuge
- Work closely with stakeholders including Federal, State and local governments, and with private entities on matters involving wildlife conservation grants
- Develop and deliver a variety of presentations concerning wildlife conservation and habitat protection and management for diverse audiences including professional, partners, civic groups and school groups
- Manage the biological program budget and seek additional funding sources
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