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    This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region (WCR) with five vacancies in Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; Moscow, ID; Seattle, WA; Santa Rosa, CA; Arcata, CA; Long Beach, CA; or Olympia, WA.

    This is a TERM appointment. Appointments to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed (NTE) 1 year and may be extended in increments of one year up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

    This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

    The ZP-2 is equivalent to the GS-07/09.

    Salary ranges will vary based on the location. Please visit: http://hr.commerce.gov/Practitioners/CompensationAndLeave/DEV01_006348 for specific salary information related to a specific location.

    * A one year probationary period may be required.

    * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    * This position is not in the bargaining unit.


    * This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Fish Biologist, ZP-0482-2 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

    * The salary above reflects the 2017 pay scales. Salaries will be adjusted upon annoucement of the 2018 pay tables. To see the current pay tables click here.

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    As a Fish Biologist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Promote the conservation of protected species and habitats through the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
    • Perform Section 7 consultations with federal agencies and work with state and local agencies and analyze the effects of actions on listed fish species to ensure compliance with appropriate statutes.
    • Provide background research to supervisor as well as review, edit, and provide technical support to supervisor regarding applicable management and policy documents under the ESA, MSA, FWCA, and NEPA.
    • Collaborate in person, on the phone or via email with external Federal, State, and local agencies in the recovery of identified species and conduct briefings for agency officials.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 5% of domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0482 Fish Biology

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