Job Overview

Summary

Be Remarkable, Make a Difference! Join the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) team and help us conserve our nation's Natural Resources!!   Visit our web site (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov) to learn more.

NRCS is known worldwide for its accomplishments and innovations in conservation.  The employees of NRCS are recognized for their talent, dedication, and ingenuity in making the agency's programs work as they take necessary steps to reduce erosion, protect wildlife, promote good land use, and preserve the Nation's natural resources for future generations.   Join us in protecting and conserving natural resources on America's private lands!  

This is a Public vacancy announcement and is open to all United States Citizens.  One position will be filled through this announcement.  The position will be located in either Greeley or Brighton, CO.

The incumbent serves as a wildlife biologist specialist in carrying out conservation programs on the Front Range of Colorado.  Specifically, they will provide technical leadership and innovation on fish and wildlife habitat conservation program(s).  The position is on the Area Staff.

Relocation assistance will not be paid.

Duties

The incumbent will work in a joint capacity with the following cooperating agencies: Parks and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and NRCS, to promote, coordinate and implement the conservation provision of the Federal Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs.   Activities will include outreach, habitat planning, contract coordination, conservation plan development and modification, site assessment and reporting. Other duties include:

  • Provides technical assistance for wildlife habitat enhancement techniques to private landowners and public organizations. Meets regularly with cooperating agency staff members to coordinate technical assistance efforts. 
  • Implements specific conservation programs to improve wildlife habitat.   Coordinates activities and projects as assigned by supervisor relevant to Farm Bill wildlife conservation initiatives.   Keeps accurate records and prepares special reports as required or requested.  
  • Keeps the cooperating agency staff members informed of the potential for new program and technology development opportunities. Ensures that programs are carried out within the framework of national and state policies, procedures, and technical guidance.
  • Assists district conservationists with planning and application activities related to biology, recreation, wildlife, and wetland conservation. Based on species, determines practices necessary to encourage habitat development, restoration and management.
  • Maintains a working relationship with the State Biologist, other federal and state representatives, and other agencies and groups having interests related to wildlife, recreation and wetland conservation in Colorado
  • In conjunction with cooperating agency staff members, coordinates with other agencies and groups on priority projects that could improve endangered species and sensitive species habitat, promote private land protection, and preserve wildlife corridors. 
  • Participates fully in an information program designed to keep the public informed of the need for progress in wildlife habitat planning and assistance to landowners.