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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 or term (more than one to four years in duration) basis without further competition.
    Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.

    The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables may be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/

    Duties include:
    -Performing routine day-to-day assignments of a technical biological nature that are required for the effective and efficient operation and support biological support programs and services of the assigned Refuge/Wetland Management District.
    -Participating in the development of Comprehensive Conservation Plans, Habitat Management Plans, Land Acquisition and Protection Plans, and other similar actions.
    -Participating and assisting in various phases of administration, yearly work program planning and implementation, preparation of program schedules, work schedules, and maintenance of statistical records reflecting work accomplishments and activities, reports, and planning.

    PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or marshy surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. Work requires above average agility and dexterity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required for training, meetings, and to conduct field work.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524154900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.