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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.

    - This position is developmental and the incumbent will receive training, closer supervision and developmental assignments that may include the following duties:
    - Plans and executes wildlife surveys to determine population trends, patterns in reproductive success, timing of nesting events, and other demographic parameters of a suite of indicator species.
    - Assists with the development of biological study proposals, survey designs, and scopes-of work and conduction of biological field investigations involving wildlife species and habitats.
    - Assists with the design and conduction of scientific studies testing hypotheses to reach conclusions, reports recommendations to management, and prepares scientific reports of findings.
    - Studies identify important habitats to recommend strategies to conserve and protect habitats and populations.
    - Discusses potential impacts of proposed development affecting populations with supervisor or senior biologists and identifies proposes potential areas for mitigation.
    - Develops plans to study and monitor wildlife populations and habitats. Assists in the design, analysis, planning, management and implementation of biological programs involving natural resources for the assigned location.
    - Assists in public outreach activities by preparing materials and/or formally or informally responding to requests for information. Researches and reviews natural resource Federal and state laws, regulations, and international treaties and agreements.
    - Follows standard procedures, instruction, or precedence actions to analyze findings, to include biological data in geographic information systems (GIS).

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0486 Wildlife Biology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524154000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.