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    Summary

    As Fish Biologist at Uvalde National Fish Hatchery and support refugium, you will ensure the Edward Aquifer Authorities' compliance with Incidental Take Permit (ITP) and obligation within the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan.

    This announcement is also open under R8-20-10864045-DS-MP for current or former federal employees with competitive service career or career-conditional appointments. Apply to each announcement separately to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    Responsibilities

    At the GS-9 developmental level, you will work under the guidance of higher level biologists or the supervisor to assist in implementing, developing, evaluating, and managing the warmwater fish, aquatic invertebrates and plant production and distribution programs at a National Fish Hatchery. Various species of fish, aquatic plants and invertebrates, and other aquatic species are produced utilizing intensive as well as extensive culture methods.

    At the full GS-11 performance level, you will assist in implementing, developing, evaluating and managing the warm-water fish, aquatic invertebrates and plant production and distribution at two locations.

    • Design, establish and coordinate invertebrate, fish, and salamander refugia activities using pond, indoor recirculating and flow-through facilities and develop new methodologies, technologies or equipment for research, propagation, and restoration projects including initiating, carrying out, and guiding projects to completion
    • Direct the work of biologists, technicians, graduate students, etc. engaged in research and refugia projects
    • Ensure proper and efficient use of facilities and resources (e.g., ensure that contractual obligations are met, manage lower graded employees, authorize purchases, oversee facility maintenance and repair, develop and implement budgets, organize and maintain outreach materials and activities that relate to reimbursable agreement activities
    • Communicate regularly with stakeholders including partners, Service personnel and other researchers to develop and maintain partnerships; propose, justify, or obtain funds needed
      to meet Service and reimbursable agreement goals of Uvalde NFH's refugia programs.
    • Present seminars at scientific meetings, to university faculty and students, conservation groups, and other interested groups and organizations
    • Load fish distribution trucks, operate a variety of vehicles and equipment.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • 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/573723200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.