• U.S. Geological Survey
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Oct 09, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months/years with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.


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

  • The government-wide direct hire authority for Scientific, Technical, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Occupations, Biologist, GS-0401-11 is being used to fill this position.
  • Salary: $66,718 (Step 01) to $86,739 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 
  • There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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As a Biologist within the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Plans and conducts studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect biology resources. Deploys data-collection systems and manipulates and analyzes data from these systems.
  • Analyzes and resolves complex conventional problems. Writes comprehensive reports on study findings and recommendations.
  • Modifies and adapts standard techniques, processes, & procedures; assesses, selects, and applies precedents; and devises strategies and plans to overcome significant resource problems related to ecology, fishery, and/or wildlife habitat restoration.
  • Analyzes data, performs scientific tests, and conducts studies on the impact of existing or proposed management or public practices on biology resources.
  • Develops plans for biology projects including estimates of personnel, equipment, materials, & schedules required to carry out plans. Recommends modifications to project objectives & associated documentation in accordance with established directives.
  • Conducts analyses, and reviews results of studies or investigations. Writes reports that include recommendations for changes, elimination, or improvement of operations and program plans.
  • Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver to commute to stakeholder meetings and to travel to field sites.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - An average of overnight travel of 1 - 2 nights per month may be required. for this position.

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GS 11 Salary $66,718 to $86,739 per year