Fish Biologist; California

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Lodi, CA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$81,338 - $105,733 per year
Last Date to Apply
As a Fish Biologist your duties will include but are not limited to the following: Plans and conducts a variety of complex investigations including the design, collection, and analysis of biological data primarily pertaining to salmonid species in California's Central Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, particularly their habitats, effects of land and water development practices, effects of various fish culture techniques. Leads the application of techniques for hatchery evaluations and ecological interactions between hatchery and wild fish, including stream ecology studies involving population distribution, abundance, survival, age/length composition, behavior, competition, and habitat assessments. These techniques will include data analysis and hands-on work such as tagging and releasing fish, conducting beach seines, and/or participating in trawl sampling. Manages and interprets large sets of data. Uses analytical techniques to design studies and interpret results for hatchery evaluations and evaluations of ecological interactions between hatchery and wild fish populations using a combination of newly collected data and datasets from existing long-term monitoring programs. Develops and reviews comprehensive hatchery and fishery management plans and coordinates with partners at programs that effect biological resources including, but not limited to: fish culture, hatchery quality control, fishery management assistance, sampling for exotic species, assessing fish populations, water operations, and recommending habitat restoration/management. Responsible for the final collation, preparation and editing of contract reports, annual reports, scientific documents (to be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals), and datasets produced as a result of the fishery activity as well as preparing for and conducting briefings (for example, to regional office personnel). Presents project results at public and scientific meetings and conferences, including local, regional, and national meetings. QUESTIONS and HOW TO APPLY Apply on USAJobs R8-23-11749654-SM-SDHA between 12/1/2022 and 12/14/2022. Send any questions to
REQUIREMENTS Conditions of Employment - Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. - Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit - Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply). - Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation. - Driver's License: Selectees may be required to possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during their tenure. - Uniform: Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform MAY be required. - Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. QUALIFICATIONS Only experience and education obtained by 12/14/2022 will be considered. In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification. Basic Requirement: 1) Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR 2) Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Minimum Qualification [GS-11] 1) One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-09 in the Federal service. Experience includes providing planning support for biological initiatives related to the management of fish and aquatic resources; conducting studies affecting fish populations or hatchery practices/operations and performing data and statistical analysis; assisting in fisheries management planning; and preparing and presenting scientific data relative to fishery resources. OR 2) 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR 3) A combination of education and experience as described in 1 and 2 above which together equals 100% of the requirement. 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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Bryan Matthias
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