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    Four positions are being filled by this vacancy.  VRA candidates are eligible for appointment at the GS 11 level only.

    This position serves as the Forest Fishery Biologist responsible for planning, coordinating, programming and directing all activities related to the aquatic and fishery resources, including threatened, endangered and sensitive species.

    One position is located on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest located in Coeur D'Alene, ID or Smelterville, ID.  For additional information please contact Shanda Dekome 208-765-7238 or sdekome@fs.fed.us

    One position is located on the Cherokee National Forest located in Cleveland, TN. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Mary C. Miller 423-476-9756 or mcmiller@fs.fed.us

    One position is located on the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest located in Medford, OR.  For additional information please contact Allan D. Hahn 541-618-2050 or ahahn@fs.fed.us.

    One position located on the Umpqua National Forest located in Roseburg, OR.  For additional information please contact Kris Sexton 541-957-3457 or ksexton@fs.fed.us.

    Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be field at the full performance level grade to include the full performance level of the position; however, not all positions will be filled at the highest grade level.

    Pay rates very depending on location.  Pay rates displayed are above for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS) See OPM website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ for additional information on pay rates for specific locations.

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    Duties are listed at the full performance level.
    Provides advice to the Forest Supervisor, District Rangers, and their staffs on controversial issues and difficult problems involving fisheries management (including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species). Translates National and Regional policies and direction into Forest level programs and guidance.   Incorporates information from the Endangered Species Act and associated regulations, recovery plans, conservation strategies, management plans, and habitat requirements for threatened, endangered, and sensitive aquatic species into Forest programs, plans, budgets, and direction. Recognizes sensitive and controversial issues and management concerns and develops possible solutions or responses by incorporating legal and policy direction, standards and guidelines, and current, applicable research, information, and data.

    Makes recommendations for evaluation and management of habitats as they relate to general Forest resource management. Provides program leadership for all fisheries (including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species) resources and management activities on the Forest. Provides leadership for program planning and budgeting for assigned resource management. Oversees budgets for current fiscal year and plans for out-year funding needs within assigned area of responsibility. Coordinates input from field units to identify attainment targets; to recommend funds for subunits; and to monitor, evaluate, and report on program accomplishments.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel will depend on selected location. See Additional Info section.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; certain Military Spouses; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities.

    Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

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    0482 Fish Biology

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