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.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-0514-035202G-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.

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 serves as a fish biologist with responsibility for planning, administering, and providing professional expertise in fisheries  programs and provides expertise and assistance in fishery resource management.
 

Position is located on Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Weaverville Ranger District, duty location Weaverville, CA.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tina Lynsky at tlynsky@fs.fed.us and 530-623-1700.

Duties

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

  • Provides advice and develops plans related to the protection and management of aquatic resources, including fish passage, stream inventory, stream productivity, stream utilization, physical and biological characteristics, endangered or sensitive species, and habitat improvements or rehabilitation programs.
  • Participates or leads budget development and management to support attainment of fisheries program objectives. Reports on program accomplishments for annual reports. Integrates program goals with other resource programs. May serves as COR for routine fishery studies and monitoring contracts.
  • Provides input to Forest plans pertaining to Fisheries Management and Aquatic Resource protection and enhancement. Provides aquatic ecosystem and fishery input during the planning phases of road construction projects, timber sales, micro-hydro projects, and livestock grazing allotment management plans, threatened, endangered or sensitive species, etc., on the land. Participates in the formulation and evaluation of alternatives and in the development of final recommendations. Participates in management investigations and surveys necessary for protection, restoration and enhancement of fish habitat.
  • Reviews proposed land management projects and makes specific recommendations through the environmental analysis process for fisheries habitat protection and enhancement. Analyzes and interprets project and study data and results, and provides information for use in fish habitat management and project proposal reviews and decisions.
  • Develops detailed project documents for sale area improvement. Develops plans related to the protection and management of aquatic resources, including fish passage, stream inventory, stream productivity, stream utilization, physical and biological characteristics, endangered or sensitive species, and habitat improvements or rehabilitation programs. Develops detailed project documents as required. Prepares environmental assessments, biological evaluations and environmental impact statements. Prepares technical progress and final reports, presenting results of administrative studies, surveys, and other activities relating to fish habitat management.
  • Promotes understanding and cooperation between the Forest Service, other Federal agencies, Tribal, and State wildlife agencies, and special interest groups with respect to the fisheries resource and other resource activities. Represents the Forest Service at meetings relating to fisheries management.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No