Job Overview


About the Agency

*Are you a Biological Science professional looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for the Great Outdoors and working in the field of Science? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.


As a Biologist within the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring partnership (PNAMP), some of your specific duties will include:

  • Serve as support staff for PNAMP, including assisting PNAMP Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator to accomplish PNAMP objectives.
  • Provides expertise with respect to establishing design, methods, and protocols for monitoring programs and projects in support of the coordination of PNAMP efforts.
  • Provides assistance with briefing documents, issue papers, and backup reading material related to activities associated with monitoring of aquatic resources in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Assist with managing and maintaining pages and content at This includes keeping site text up to date; entering/updating methods and protocols; reviewing content; providing online/phone support; and moderating discussions on the Discussion Board.
  • Develop products and presentations aimed at heightening awareness and understanding of PNAMP issues, successes, and problems using specialized USGS software and USGS computer systems, and by utilizing different computer programs.
  • Assist with workshops by assisting with establishment of the planning subcommittee, process for agenda development, lead preparation logistics for workshop, assist with active facilitation of workshop; and conduct post-workshop follow up work as necessary.

The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at:

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Average 1 night per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No