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    Summary

    This position is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, GS- 0401-11/12 working in either Austin, TX, Lacey, WA, Lafayette, LA, Auburn, CA or East Orland, ME.

    Auburn, CA position is negotiable after hire available locations are Auburn or Santa Cruz or Fremont

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    Responsibilities

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

    • As a Senior Private Lands Biologist, develops partnerships with private landowners and other external
      partners; develops habitat restoration projects at a landscape scale; and participates in the development
      of State and Regional program-related policy, goals and objectives. Evaluates the effectiveness of
      landscape scale private lands initiatives, and recommends modifications to approach to the PFW State
      and Regional Coordinators, local supervisor, and more senior Service management. Uses discretion to
      identify methods and practices for meeting the Service's State and Regional PFW Program goals, and
      employs a high degree of tact and professionalism.
    • Works with other Service programs to guide and coordinate activities on private lands that will benefit
      threatened and endangered species and migratory birds. Works with National Wildlife Refuge Offices to
      guide and coordinate activities on private lands that complement activities on Service lands or contribute
      to the resolution of problems on refuges that are caused by off-refuge land use activities. Works with
      Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices and other local, State and Federal organizations to guide and
      coordinate activities on private lands that will benefit inter-jurisdictional fish species.
    • Assists the State Coordinator, Regional Coordinator, and Project Leaders in coordinating with state
      natural resource agencies and representing the Service in matters involving Service fish and wildlife
      management activities on private lands.
    • With oversight from the State Coordinator, Regional Coordinator, or Project Leaders, as appropriate,
      administers field work budget for the geographic area of responsibility with guidance from the supervisor.
      Works with National, State and local conservation organizations to develop partnerships that leverage
      Service resources for habitat work.
    • Develops MOUs or Cooperative Agreements with partner organizations for approval by the appropriate
      Service official, to implement joint funding efforts and habitat initiatives.
    • Coordinates with universities or private organizations to adapt existing methods of habitat restoration to
      the latest science.
    • Continually seeks opportunities for the PFW program to complement and support priorities of other
      Service programs and ecosystem teams. Provides landscape scale leadership and promotion of the
      PFW program with local, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, other Service
      programs, and media. Develops field office and assists with statewide stepdown PFW Strategic Plans,
      identifying geographic focus areas and focal species, associated plans and initiatives, habitat strategies
      and major partners to accomplish statewide and regional objectives.
    • With Project Leaders, and State and Regional Coordinators, evaluates the distribution of work areas for
      assigned Service staff within the state and recommends changes where necessary to increase work
      efficiency and resource prioritization. Prepares budget allocation recommendations to the supervisor for
      assigned field stations with PFW or collateral duty staff to ensure that funding is being allocated where
      needed to most effectively meet Service priorities for their assigned geographic area and state.
    • Conducts quality control reviews on accomplishment reporting through the various databases
      (i.e.HabITS, etc.) to ensure station(s) is adequately reporting accomplishments and activities and
      provides updates to PFW field staff on changes to reporting requirements.
    • Conducts other private activities and special projects as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - See travel requirements by location for amount of travel in additional information section.

    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/600071700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.