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    Summary

    This vacancy announcement is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Hiring Initiate for Pathways Recent Graduates. Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Students who will complete the requirements for their degree by June 30, 2019 may apply to the national recruitment vacancy announcements.

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    Responsibilities

    The Recent Graduates Program lasts for one year. During the first year the selectee will perform developmental activities designed to help him/her acquire the competencies of the target position in which the he/she may be placed upon completion of the program. Participants who successfully complete the Recent Graduates Program may be eligible for conversion to the target position on a permanent (more than one to four years in duration) basis without further competition.

    The duties of a Fish and Wildlife Biologist you will be responsible for carrying out professional work in the biological sciences or related natural science field to plan, develop, coordinate and implement biological programs. Duties may include:

    • Independently perform routine, less complex studies or assessments or work with a senior biologist on larger more complex investigations/assessments
    • Research potential impacts of proposed Federal program or project operational data to determine the effects of those programs or actions on threatened and endangered species and prepares draft biological opinions as required under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Amendments for the supervisor's review and/or discussion.
    • Participate in the review and/or preparation of biological portions of environment assessment/impact statements or comprehensive resource planning reports to evaluate environmental consequences of proposed actions on Federal fish and wildlife resources of concern.
    • Accompany supervisor or senior biologists conducting private land wetland impact restorations
    • Independently review and process routine research/recovery permits and other recovery/ESA-related documents
    • Assist in the development, coordination, and review of plans that may encompass any and all Service programs that affect fish and/or wildlife and their habitat conditions including, but not limited to, fire management, moist soil management, cooperative farming, wetland management, water quantity/quality, timber/forestry, or grassland management and/or restoration.
    • Plan, organize, and conduct biological work and/or habitat preservation studies.
    • Analyzes results and develops objective reports on progress and completion of studies
    • Accompany supervisor and senior biologists to various meetings, hearings, and events to discuss proposed or existing development projects

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524151300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.