Job Overview

Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
This position is located on San Bernardino National Forest, Front Country Ranger District, Lytle Creek, CA.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Gabe Garcia at ggarcia01@fs.fed.us and 909-382-2850.
This position serves as a wildlife biologist with responsibility for planning, administering, and providing professional expertise in wildlife  programs and provides expertise and assistance in wildlife management.
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-05120053-8382G-GH.  Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.  Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

Duties

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

  • Development and implementation of wildlife management plans and/or habitat management plans. Prepares project work plans and coordinates project work.
  • Plans and executes administrative studies and surveys to obtain information on the effects of forest management on wildlife populations, and movements.
  • Monitors wildlife program activities for selected wildlife species to measure response to management activities, including annual surveys to determine the status of endangered, threatened, and sensitive wildlife species.
  • Develops and implements wildlife interpretative programs and other means to promote the Fish and Wildlife programs to a diverse audience including the community, academia wildlife peers, and personnel on the unit.
  • Reviews and recommends plans for technical soundness. Prepares or reviews biological evaluations. Provides assistance in preparing and reviewing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.
  • Provides Interdisciplinary Team leadership for completing environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and decision memos for a wide variety of natural resource management projects.