Fish Biologist (Habitat): Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$69,107 - $89,835 per year
Last Date to Apply
As a Fish Biologist (Habitat) your duties will include but are not limited to the following: Develops and reviews comprehensive management plans and coordinates with external partners and programs that affect biological resources including, but not limited to: fishery management, sampling for exotic species, assessing fish and mussel populations, and recommending habitat restoration/management actions. Plans and conducts a wide variety of complex investigations including the design, collection, and analysis of biological data to evaluate the impacts of land and water development activities upon the fishery resources of an area. Plans, organizes and implements biological and/or habitat development activities that affect aquatic resources. Prepares reports on progress and completion of activities and formulates recommendations that guide future programs and influences the improvements in management practices. Fosters and maintains good working relations with other Fish and Wildlife Service Programs, other Federal agencies, state agencies, tribal agencies and private resource-oriented groups within the assigned area of responsibility for promoting cooperative efforts in solving fishery resource problems. Plans and conducts inspections of existing projects to ensure that legal standards and other requirements are met and implemented in a manner most beneficial to fishery resources. Prepares and reviews biological portions of environmental assessments/impact statements or comprehensive resource planning reports to evaluate environmental consequences of proposed actions on fish and wildlife resources of concern. Drafts grants and agreements that provide or are in receipt of funds and services for activities related to coordination, aquatic habitat restoration, biological monitoring and fishery management investigations. Physical Demands: The work requires recurring physical exertion such as walking over wet and rough or uneven surfaces, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities. The work may require lifting containers weighing up to 50 pounds. Average agility and dexterity and physical coordination may be involved in fine and precise work, delicate adjustments or exact measurements. Work Environment: The work requires both office and outdoor work. The office is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted.
Basic Requirement: Degree: major in biological science that included at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement.) OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Minimum Qualification: Possess one year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-09 grade level in Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience must include: 1) planning and implementing habitat restoration projects and / or biological/ecological studies in the field of aquatic species native to North America (e.g., Pacific salmon and steelhead trout) and Service trust species (e.g., bull trout, cutthroat trout, and Pacific lamprey); 2) reviewing and analyzing environmental and biological data; and to provide technical assistance and advice to others; 3) determine the effect of habitat restoration projects and / or land and water development projects on the fishery resources of an area; 4) experience with typical habitat survey and fishery monitoring methods; 5) experience coordinating efforts with agencies or other partners. NOTE: All of this experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume. See "required documents" section for resume requirements.
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