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    • The government-wide direct hire authority for Scientific, Technical, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) is being used to fill this position.
    • Salary: $78,081 (Step 01) to $101,503 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
    • There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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    As a Biologist within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Performs sub-tidal fieldwork at San Nicolas Island and captures sea otters using SCUBA and underwater dive techniques.
    • Handles the threatened California sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis).  This position will require the ability to obtain a USFWS permit that authorizes surveying, capturing, and handling of the California sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis).
    • Works with or provides assistance to other federal, state, and public and private organizations, including presentations at professional meetings, answering questions, providing orientation talks, and developing responses to routine biological correspondence.   
    • Represents the USGS Southwest Region on the National Dive Safety Board, and oversees all USGS diving activities occurring in the Southwest Region including Hawaiian Islands and Pacific US Trust Territories.
    • Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel away from home may be required 1-5 days a month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558986900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.