Wildlife Biologist

  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Jun 11, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Planning - NEPA Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Summary

In this position, you will support and perform assignments in program management, cooperative relations, and administration related to wildlife biology, ecology, and management. The work is primarily focused on feral swine damage management. Feral swine damage management involves providing guidance and support to reduce problems associated with feral swine.

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Responsibilities

  • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Provides technical support for Wildlife Services? operational control, population monitoring, damage assessments, outreach, and research activities with feral swine.
  • Assists in developing training programs for cooperating state and federal agency personnel working on feral swine damage management projects.
  • May represent the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program at various meetings, councils, and conferences to provide program overviews.
  • With assistance from Wildlife Services? National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) staff assists in preparing required scientific and administrative program reports.
  • Participates in developing and conducting training, on-the-job developmental activities, and fills temporary details to support various Wildlife Services? activities.
  • You may perform procedures on feral swine including capture, restraint, marking, and transport; collection of biological data and samples; chemical immobilization; and euthanasia and necropsy
  • May be called upon to work with NWRC scientists or assist research efforts by participating in field studies.
  • You will be required to take extensive training and recurrent training to ensure competency for addressing program issues

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Job Level

Mid-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 9 Salary $56,167 to $73,013 per year