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    This is a term position not to exceed 13 months with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office.  The appointment may be extended for an additional 3 years at management's discretion. Positions will be filled at Carterville, IL and Wilmington, IL.  Applicants will identify which duty location they wish to be considered for when completing the on-line application questionnaire.

    Salary range for Carterville, IL: $31,944 to $41,530

    Salary range for Wilmington, IL: $35,005 to $45,510

    Incumbents located at the Wilmington Sub-Office will work primarily on Asian carp assessment work on the Chicago Area Waterways and upper Illinois River to help prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.  Innovative sonar work in and around the Electric Dispersal Barrier will be conducted as will sampling using nets and electrofishing.  Incumbents located at the Carterville Office will work either with Asian carp assessment work on the Ohio or Mississippi rivers or on large river fish community assessment (including endangered pallid sturgeon) on the Mississippi River.  Sonar, netting, and electrofishing will be utilized.  All positions will share responsibilities to some degree and be exposed to a variety of work/projects.

    More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised field offices or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.

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    Major duties at the full performance level include but are not limited to the following:

    • Assists in planning and conducting biological surveys of waters for the conservation and rehabilitation of fishery resources.
    • Conducts surveillance to monitor existing and detect new colonization by aquatic nuisance species.
    • Develops and uses automated databases to enter, organize, and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data, using standard statistical methods in preparation of fisheries reports.
    • Operates a variety of field equipment commonly used in fisheries studies, including small watercraft, fish sampling gear, generators, cars and trucks, and cameras.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel will be required for training and project work. Travel may be up to 50% for the Marion, IL location.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/416913000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.