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    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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    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 basis without further competition.

    The duties of a Fish 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:

    • Review comprehensive hatchery and fishery management plans and assist other fish biologists in developing programs that effect 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.
    • Reviews and analyzes 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 effect hatchery/o ice/center biological resources.
    • Communicate with external agencies and Tribal partners.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel is to be expected and is dependent on the position 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/524152700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.