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    This vacancy announcement is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Hiring Initiative. You must apply for all duty stations you're interested in (see Additional Information section). Applicants interested in Alaska locations are ineligible for this position if ANY time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant receives a pardon.

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    These positions 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. As a developmental position, the incumbent will be provided a period of growth that involves both on-and-off the job training in overall objectives to be accomplished and available resources. The incumbent may:

    • Review comprehensive hatchery and fishery management plans and assist other fish biologists in developing programs that affect biological resources including, but not limited to: fish culture, hatchery quality control, fishery management assistance, sampling for exotic species, assessing fish populations, and recommending habitat restoration/management.
    • Assist in conducting a variety of investigations including the design, collection, and analysis of biological data to determine the effects of various fish culture techniques, evaluate the impact of land and water development practices upon the fishery resources of an area; or to assist in implementing hatchery reform initiatives.
    • Assist in conducting a variety of investigations including the design, collection, and analysis of biological data pertaining to species reared and released from National Fish Hatcheries in the assigned area.
    • Use analytical techniques to assist in the design of studies and interpretation of results for hatchery evaluations and evaluations of ecological interactions between hatchery and wild fish populations.
    • Review and analyze biological implications of environmental assessments or comprehensive resource planning reports to evaluate environmental consequences of proposed actions on Federal projects.
    • Assist in developing plans and recommendations for cooperative restoration and management of Federal trust species.
    • Attend public meetings and hearings to discuss proposed or existing practices that affect hatchery/office/center biological resources.
    • Communicate with external agencies and Tribal partners.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel will be required for training and/or work efforts. Please see Additional Information for specific travel requirements for each location.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0482 Fish Biology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524152100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.