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    The incumbent of this position serves as a staff Wildlife Biologist within the Wildlife Services (WS) Program for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The incumbent performs assignments involving NEPA implementation, program delivery, management and administration with minimal supervision. The work is primarily concerned with NEPA compliance, and wildlife damage management (WDM) operations relating to assessment, reduction, and/or elimination of problems associated with birds, mammals, and other types of wildlife in urban, suburban and rural environments. The WS Program provides federal leadership in addressing wildlife damage problems to protect agriculture, property, natural resources and human health and safety. Administrative, operational, management and information sharing activities are conducted.

    Salary Information:  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.

    This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months. Appointment may be extended up to 4 years without re-announcing. For more details click: Term Appointments

    APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response

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    The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

    The duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • The primary biological duties of the position include development, monitoring, editing and renewal of the Program’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.Ensures that all activities of the District and/or Program Areas are in compliance with NEPA and parallel state environmental laws and regulations.
    • Develops and maintains required Administrative and Project Records for NEPA processes and ongoing projects.
    • Communicates safe and effective damage control techniques through extension and other channels to the general public. Information is disseminated by radio and television news releases, bulletins, presentations, and other methods.
    • Prepares required scientific and administrative program reports. Compiles program statistics and accomplishments, and finalizes special reports for State Director, Assistant State Director, and District Supervisors to satisfy requirements of cooperating agencies and other interested parties.
    • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies, organizations, institutions, industry groups and individuals in meeting program needs and goals.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel for training and work assignments may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0486 Wildlife Biology

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