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    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for performing a variety of complex and recurring duties in support of wildlife habitat on the unit.

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    Independently plans and conducts a variety of field studies of sensitive wildlife species to determine numbers, environmental conditions, and?the condition of the species and its habitat, and factor affecting the health?and welfare of the species and its habitat. Data elements collected include, but are not limited to such things as habitat conditions, age of habitat,?location of species, nesting status, and the condition of the species being?studied. Evaluate data and make recommendations for?improvement of habitat or species. Data is collected in field locations, away?from the unit.

    Develops work plans to collect required data, determines recording requirements, and factors to use for complete habitat and species condition analyses. Participates with biologists in planning work and will contribute productive ideas on uses of materials and methods. Improves, adapts and develops techniques, procedures, and equipment based on detailed practical knowledge and broad experience. Changes study procedures and data collection in accordance with conditions found in order to provide clear,?concise recommendations, which will improve habitat and condition of the?species.

    Provides detailed reports on work methods, data collected and?project evaluation. Determines need and recommends equipment requirements for project at hand and assures equipment is operational and?available when needed.

    Uses personal computer systems and associated software for recording, storing and analyzing data.

    Note: Normal color and stereovision is essential for accurate recognition of discolored, injured vegetation.?

    Leader Responsibilities
    Leads a team of employees performing work up to the GS-06 level. Responsible for identifying, distributing, and balancing the workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow and skill level. Establishes priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work. Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques and provides on the job training to new employees. Answers questions on procedures, policies, and directives and obtains needed information or decisions from supervisor on problems that occur. Checks on work in progress. Approves leave for a few hours or for emergencies. Resolves simple, informal complaints of employees and refers others to the supervisor.   Reports to the supervisor on performance, progress, and training needs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511947700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.