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    Summary

    This position is a Fish Biologist, GS- 0482-11/12 working in Anchorage, Alaska for the R7-Assistant Regional Director-Subsistence Mgmt.

    This position is also open to the public under announcement R7-21-11194185-TC-DE. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent serves as a fishery biologist for the Office of Subsistence Management Program. The program is a multi-agency effort that includes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Forest Service. These agencies manage subsistence activities on federal public lands providing an opportunity for rural residents to continue to engage in a subsistence way of life. The program emphasizes cooperation and consensus building and provides for public participation through the Federal Subsistence Board and Regional Advisory Councils.

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

    • Participates in the development of a biannual fisheries monitoring program. Work with federal managers, regional advisory councils, rural and Alaska Native stakeholders to identify priority research and monitoring needs. Proposes cooperative research projects/studies to solve deficiencies in information/data needed to maintain healthy fish populations.

    • Review project study plans to determine if they are eligible for funding through the fisheries monitoring program. Evaluate study plans for sampling design, statistical rigor, scientific merit, biological importance, appropriate budget and application to federal subsistence management. Provide written evaluation and recommendations to a technical committee, regional advisory councils and the Federal Subsistence Board.

    • Act as a cooperative agreements representative for the Office of Subsistence Management. Create and administer cooperative agreements and contracts to fund fisheries research. Monitor progress on the cooperative agreements and contracts, work with project investigators to confirm objectives are completed and project deliverables are received. Track budgets associated with the cooperative agreements and contracts in a project database to ensure appropriate expenditures. Review and evaluate annual and final project reports. Monitor and evaluate project progress through site visits. Ensure projects comply with existing federal and state laws and regulations.

    • Serve as lead author for the analyses of fisheries regulatory proposals, researching history of related regulatory actions; writing proposal analyses and presenting analyses during multiple levels of review.

    • Build collaboration and partnerships that provide a meaningful role for Alaska Native and rural organizations to participate in subsistence fisheries management and research. Provide outreach and education to facilitate working together with stakeholders to better include their knowledge in the decision making process. Provide and promote opportunities for youth awareness and engagement in monitoring conservation and management of subsistence resources.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 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/612677700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.