Fish Biologist- Wisconsin

Agency
USFWS
Location
Iron River, WI
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$40,684 to $64,697 per year
Last Date to Apply
11/21/2017
Website
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483833500
Description
Duties include, but are not limited to: * Plans and carry out daily activities of the production operation. This includes rearing techniques and procedures for cold water fish. * Maintains records of fish production and distribution. * Plans, schedules, and makes fish distribution trips. * Assists in the spawning, rearing, harvesting, and inventory of fish by providing work direction and advice to lower grade employees. * Reviews and innovates changes in procedures and techniques to advance fish husbandry as appropriate. * Observes fish for signs of stress or disease. * Assists in providing proper maintenance of grounds, buildings, and hatchery equipment by providing work direction to maintenance personnel.
Qualifications
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 May be required to successfully complete a probationary period Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates Wearing the official Service uniform is required. Valid state driver's license is required. Only experience and education obtained by 11/21/2017 will be considered. LMWFA - Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Applicants: Current appointees: ·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency, ·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND ·Must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service Former appointees: ·Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency, ·Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; ·Must apply for position within 2 years after your most recent date of separation, ·Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND ·Must have performed at an acceptable level throughout service period Work includes both office and outdoor locations. Temperature and weather extremes will be encountered in the performance of outdoor work. Qualifications BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Education: You must have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences that included: (1) 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 (2) 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. OR Combination of Education and Experience: You must have a 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS You may qualify at the GS-07 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: A. Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in a field of study that demonstrates the competencies required by this position with either (1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale; (2) a 3.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale for all required courses completed in a qualifying major field of study at either the time of application or during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum; (3) class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or a major subdivision of the college; or, (4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies; OR B. One full year of graduate level education in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following related fields fisheries or aquatics. The education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position; OR C. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include weighing, sorting, sampling, and grading fish; examining fish for the presence of disease or parasites; preparing fish for shipment, distribution, and delivery to stocking sites; culturing fish, including disinfection of eggs, water quality monitoring, dead egg and fry removal, feeding, and cleaning troughs; and gathering fish production data and using spreadsheets for data collection and record keeping. (Your resume must include starting and ending dates of employment and number of hours worked per week.) ; OR D. A combination of education and experience as listed above. You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include planning and carrying out daily activities of a fish production operation; maintaining records of fish production and distribution; assisting in the spawning, rearing, harvesting, and inventory of fish; and observing fish for signs of stress or disease and initiating appropriate steps to alleviate stress or treat disease. (Your resume must include starting and ending dates of employment and number of hours worked per week.) ; OR B. 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 fisheries or aquatics; OR C. A combination of education and experience as listed above. 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. To be credited as specialized experience, technical work must be comparable to that which would have been gained in a professional series and clearly demonstrate that the applicant has the necessary background to perform satisfactorily the duties of the position to be filled. Professional positions generally differ significantly in the nature of the work (e.g., greater independence, responsibility, and judgment). Therefore, if applying for this professional position and you wish to be considered on the basis of a minimum one year of technical work experience at the next lower grade, your application must clearly evidence the variety and progressive nature (independence, responsibility, and judgment) of your work assignments and any applicable training or coursework completed. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Contact Person
Carey_Edwards@fws.gov
Contact Phone
715-372-8500
Contact eMail
Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.