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    Summary

    This position is a Biologist, GS- 0401-12/13 working in Falls Church, Virginia for the R9-Division of Environmental Review.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Biologist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

    This position serves as a Senior Biologist and is located within the Branch of National Consultations, Ecological Services, Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia, responsible for providing environmental toxicology support for section 7 Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations related to the implementation of the Endangered Species Act. Performs environmental toxicology assessments including analysis of project planning, project implementation and reporting, development of sampling and analytical methodology, implementation of statistical analyses and interpretation of analysis results. This position assists the Ecological Services program to achieve its goals and objectives, including development of strategic plans, staff mentoring, and project oversight.

    • Provides expert consultation, national oversight and guidance to other Service Programs, regional and field staff on matters relating to resource and/or environmental contamination, assessments per the Clear Water Act (CWA), and chemical analysis of pesticides and hazardous substances.
    • Provides expert technical support pertaining to environmental toxicology assessments; ecological risk assessments; biomarker and biochemical techniques; management of natural resources using aquatic and/or wildlife toxicology assessment approaches; determining when and which field and laboratory techniques are applicable; and using appropriate statistical evaluation of data for complete interpretation.
    • Works with and maintains effective meaningful dialogue with representatives of other Federal and State agencies and the Department of Interior's Secretary's Office and bureaus, through informal meetings, preparation and presentation of written and oral decision documents, and formal consultation reports to coordinate efforts on resource contamination matters. Is a representative for the Service and presents its' views in these efforts.
    • Maintains awareness of regional contaminant field assessments and provides expert technical assistance to regional and field personnel, collaborating with other Service programs on contaminants and environmental toxicology issues, and provides recommendations to the Branch and Division Chiefs on required actions relating to technical support issues and national policy.
    Promotion Potential: This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed represent the full performance level of GS-GS-13. At lower grade levels, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-GS-13.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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