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    Summary

    This position is a Biologist (Ecological Services), GS- 0401-9/11 working for the R1-Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office.

    This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R1-21-11171177-TC-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Biologist (Ecological Services) your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

    Plan, evaluate, conduct a wide variety of complex ecological investigations or inspections involving complex land and water resource development projects, proposals and/or license applications/renewals to determine their impact upon fish and/or wildlife resources and habitats and to ensure that legal standards and other requirements are met and implemented in a manner most beneficial to fish and/or wildlife resources. Prepare reports on the findings and recommends appropriate courses of action (e.g., approval/disapproval, offering alternative projects, or taking remedial action).

    Review and/or prepare biological portions of environment assessment/impact statements or comprehensive resource planning reports to evaluate environmental consequences of proposed actions on Federal fish and wildlife resources of concern.

    Conduct private land wetland impact restorations including landowner contacts, mapping, surveying, staking, construction monitoring, seeding, etc., and prepares management plans for restored areas.

    Evaluate biological data and Federal program or project operational data to determine the effects of those programs or actions on threatened or endangered species through formal and informal consultation procedures. Assess impacts of proposed Federal actions on threatened and endangered species and develops draft biological opinions required under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Amendments for supervisor's review. Recommend ways to minimize or eliminate impacts to listed species, as well as alternatives that will avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of a species or avoid destroying or adversely modifying critical habitat. Assemble or contact appropriate biological experts as needed when the scope or complexity is beyond the expertise of the staff and helps to identify and implement process streamlining measures.

    Lead efforts in the development of review and processing of research/recovery permits and other recovery/ESA-related documents in coordination with Federal, Tribal, and state agencies; and with other parties as required. Ensure that due dates are met and policies are followed, review and edit permits, and provide technical information regarding the permit process to biologists in the Ecological Service's field offices.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607458600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.