US Fish & Wildlife Service Panama City, Florida
Deadline Oct 17, 2018
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

This position is part of the Panama City Ecological Services Field Office.

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R4-19-10324508-NM-MP for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.


  • Develop sound proposals and conduct status surveys for both list and candidate species, particularly plants.
  • Study changes in the distribution and density of organisms that live in ecosystems before and after human activities.
  • Identify effects of Federal actions on wildlife and plants.
  • Review and evaluate proposed projects plans on private lands to identify potential environmental concerns and wildlife values.
  • Conduct field evaluations of the biological status, threats, economic considerations and conservation needs of high priority plants.
  • Coordinate with other agencies and other organizations.
  • Prepare technical or administrative scientific reports and plans pertaining to plant ecology.
  • Develop management plans and administer ecological studies dealing with selected plant species of management concern.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

This is a TERM position. At management's discretion, this appointment may be extended up to the 4-year limit. TERM appointments do not confer competitive status and do not lead to permanent employment

Only experience and education obtained by will be considered.

Basic Education Requirement for the 0408 Occupational Series:

A degree in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.


A combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major or at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above.

Additional Qualification for the GS-11 grade level:

1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience may include: knowledge in the principles and practices of ecology and biology; knowledge of natural resource management areas; knowledge in habitat management practices; conducting field evaluations and status surveys for both listed and candidate species; prepare technical scientific reports pertaining to plant ecology.


At least 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.


A combination of graduate education and specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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