Jan 07, 2020
Biological Science Technician Featured
$47,380 - $61,589 yearly
Since 1871, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fisheries Program has protected and enhanced fish populations and their habitats. Our team of fish biologists, technicians, and analysts works with partners to implement conservation programs, develop science applications, and monitor aquatic trust species in western Washington and the greater Pacific Northwest. Through partnerships, we work to conserve and restore aquatic species and their habitat in western Washington for the long-term benefit of the public. The incumbent of this position assists one or more professional biologists in completing all phases of a fishery biological study or project of significant scope and duration (generally one year or more) including: project planning, logistical arrangements, field work, correlation and analysis of data, and completion of reports or other documents related to the project. Position Details Work Schedule: Full-Time Appointment Type: Term Pay Scale and Grade: GS-0404-7 Salary: $47,380-$61,589 The employee assists in the planning and conducts biological surveys of waters for the conservation and rehabilitation of the fishery resources on Federal land areas, Indian reservations, treaty-ceded territories, etc. Assists in planning multifaceted fisheries studies by contributing ideas, determining research methods, establishing practical procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work and determining other needs, such as costs, equipment and personnel. Conducts surveillance to detect new colonization by aquatic nuisance species. Assists in planning the operation of aquatic nuisance species control, and working with cooperators to monitor aquatic nuisance species and impacts on vulnerable native species. Assists biologists in studying and preparing reports on developmental proposals of local, state, and Federal government organizations engaged in designing and constructing such structures as roads, bridges, dams, irrigation systems, and water treatment facilities to determine long term effects on fish and/or other wildlife. Uses specialized techniques and methods to collect biological and water resources data from field investigations and reports findings to determine actual and potential impact on fishery and/or wildlife resources from water development projects, wetland restoration projects or habitat improvement projects on private lands. Work includes locating, capturing, censusing, marking and tagging fish. Employee develops and uses automated databases to enter, organize and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data, using standard statistical methods in preparation of fisheries reports. Enters and retrieves data from geographic information systems and/or other information management systems Employee may also prepare segments of recurring reports such as monthly activities and progress reports on individual projects, as assigned Employee will operate a variety of field equipment commonly used in fishery studies, including small watercraft, fish sampling gear (such as trawls, gillnets, fyke nets and electrofishing equipment from boats 16 to 22 feet in length.) generators, cars and trucks, and cameras. Provides work direction and guidance to lower graded technicians, volunteers, or YCC enrollees in gathering field data, including safe handling of tools and operation of motorized vehicles and water craft. May conduct outreach and provides information on fish and wildlife resources and the Fish and Wildlife Service to groups and individuals. Assists in preparing drafts of news releases for area media, and presenting informational or educational programs to individuals, local organizations, and schools. How to Apply At this point, we are only seeking veterans or individuals who can qualify for noncompetitive hiring based on: Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), 30% or more disabled Veteran, Military Spouses, Schedule A, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA, Public Land Corps Authority, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligibility, or Reinstatement If you know of anyone who qualifies, please send their résumé, transcripts (unofficial is OK), and documentation verifying their non-competitive eligibility to Rachel McCracken ( rachel_f_mccracken @fws.gov ) on or before Monday, January 20. You can find which documentation needs to be provided for each non-competitive eligibility by clicking on the links provided above. Contact For questions, contact Rachel McCracken at rachel_f_mccracken@ fws.gov or visit our website.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lacey, WA, USA Full-Time