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    Summary

    This position is located at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC), NRCS, State Office.
    The incumbent serves as a Fish Biologist, responsible for providing scientific and technical guidance for fish, riparian, and aquatic habitats and assisting NRCS District Conservationists and Planners with implementing NRCS' nine-step planning process; duties related to aquatic resource planning.

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    Responsibilities

    • Integrates fish and biology science and practices, habitat restoration and management, and environmental concerns into Natural Resource Conservation Service programs in Maine through conservation planning.
    • Provides technical assistance and training to field personnel.
    • Participates on or leads interdisciplinary teams in the development of biological assessments, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance for NRCS activities.
    • Provides direct assistance to watersheds in completing biological assessments, informal and formal consultation for listed fish and aquatic species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
    • Provides field offices biological investigations, analyzes data and makes recommendations on complex resource problems involving aquatic organism passage and aquatic habitat projects.
    • Assignments may include: assessment of effects, formulating and recommending policies, practices and procedures affecting aquatic habitat.
    • Represents NRCS in fisheries biology. Works closely with partners, including members of state and federal agencies, and tribal and non-government organizations, to plan and implement aquatic restoration projects.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • 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/588359700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.