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    Summary

    Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam in the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the Western United States. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent and Teamwork" here.

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    Responsibilities

    Reclamation is seeking a mid-career professional looking to capitalize on their expertise as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Responsibilities include serving as an advisor and technical specialist on a variety of biological and environmental issues associated with planning, construction, and operation and maintenance activities under the jurisdiction of the Provo Area Office.

    Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization, with excellent growth potential.

    Location: Upper Colorado Region; Provo Area Office; Water, Environmental, and Lands Division; Environmental Group; duty stationed in Provo, Utah. For living conditions in Provo, Utah, click here.

    MAJOR DUTIES

    - Responsible for technical support to the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program.
    - Advises senior management on Endangered Species Act compliance issues.
    - Responsible for: the collection of biological data using the latest aquatic instream flow methodologies and habitat-based models for application to impact analyses on project-affected terrestrial and aquatic resources; analysis of aquatic and terrestrial habitat data; and collection and analysis of animal-number and user-day information in assessing project costs and benefits.
    - Analyzes and incorporates data for biological reports and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.
    - Prepares environmental evaluations and environmental assessments.
    - Reviews and assesses the biological portions of environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and biological assessments.
    - Maintains up-to-date records of fish and wildlife mitigation enhancement accomplishments.
    - Assists in the development and implementation of office public involvement programs.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:
    The work is approximately 75 percent office and 25 percent field work. Field work may require moderate exertion, including some walking, bending, and climbing; may involve exposure to adverse conditions, and temperature extremes around streams, lakes, and desert environments.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel is required for field work which is 25% of the time.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546595900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.