Job Overview


About the Agency

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. 

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Fish Biologist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-11 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-11 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.

Location – Boise, Idaho

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


- Responsible for implementation of fishery monitoring activities from project planning to data collection, analysis and written presentation.

- Plans and completes field survey activities and field crew work planning and coordination; leads interagency field crews working to collect data for aquatic and habitat resource surveys for resident and anadromous fish.

- Incumbent works directly with individual fish specimens: conducting surgeries, tagging, and handling.

- Incumbent collects field habitat data on general physical parameters existing at various aquatic and terrestrial resource habitats; i.e. water temperatures, geographical location, conductivity, GPS locations, stream characteristics, etc.

- Incumbent participates on multi-disciplinary and interagency teams and provides technical recommendations and analysis as they relate to fisheries and aquatic ecology.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel can range from an average of 1 day per week.

Relocation Authorized

  • No