Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Department of the Interior

Panama City , Florida

Responsibilities

As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinate and facilitate activities pursuant to sections 4,6,7,8, and 10 of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Plan and conduct status surveys for both listed and candidate species.
  • Plan, investigate, conduct, and review on-site ecological investigations.
  • Conduct private lands-program habitat restorations, including land-owner contacts, mapping, surveying, staking, construction monitoring, seeding, and other related activities.
  • Prepare objective and complete written reports and deliver oral presentations.

Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your: Knowledge of natural resources management; Knowledge of policies, procedures, and applicable Federal statutes and legislation; Knowledge of refuge administrative operations; Ability to coordinate work, provide training, and effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse individuals and groups.
    ; OR
  • A master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, examples of qualifying fields include biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. One year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full- time graduate study.; OR
  • A combination of education and experience as listed above.

You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability in facilitating activities pursuant to sections of the Endangered Species Act; planning or assisting others with field investigations on fish or wildlife resources; and experience conveying information to a wide-variety of audiences, both orally and in writing.
    B. I have successfully completed at least three full years of graduate education or a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to one of the following disciplines: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, and chemistry.; OR
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.M. degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, examples of qualifying fields include biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, and chemistry.; OR
  • A combination of education and experience as listed above.

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability in coordinating initiatives in fully implementing the Endangered Species Act; provide guidance to and directs the work of others; experience planning, conducting and directing studies and field investigations on fish or wildlife resources; negotiating complex, sensitive and/or difficult issues to a wide-variety of audiences; and communicating with a diverse group of individuals..

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.

Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. 

HOW TO APPLY

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