Wildlife Specialist – Nevada (Sage Grouse)

Agency
USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services
Location
Reno, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
TBD
Start Date
02/26/2023
Last Date to Apply
01/25/2023
Website
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage
Description
For the full vacancy announcement, please visit the following website for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UKSi36E8uw8EqAuc6ZK4q2hcRGfNt8oJ/view?usp=share_link The WS-Nevada program, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and U.S. Geological Survey, is looking for 3 motivated people to assist with sage grouse protection efforts in Nevada this coming field season (February 26-June 17). This important seasonal work will involve assisting pesticide applicators with bait placement and disposal to target injurious common ravens that raid sage grouse nests. Intensive field surveying will also be a primary duty of these positions. The positions will be based out of our state office in Reno, however most of the field work will be accomplished from field camps in central Nevada (Battle Mountain and Austin areas). If you are a motivated self-starter that loves to be in the outdoors and searching for a way to get a foot in the door with federal employment, or more specifically the WS program, then this job may be for you! Apply today!
Qualifications
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AT THE GS-4 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants must have 6 months of general work experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position. OR Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. Transcripts required if qualifying based on this provision. OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-3 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. Transcripts required if qualifying based on this provision. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AT THE GS-4 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants must have 6 months of general experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position. In addition, applicant must have 6 months of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-3 level) that demonstrates: • Experience recognizing and accurately identifying damage caused by various wildlife species and selecting appropriate species-selective management actions. • Experience in wildlife damage management techniques and methods including, but not limited to foothold, body-grip and live traps and cable restraint devices and related equipment utilized in damage management operations. • Experience with various hand tools, 4X4 trucks, ATVs, small gasoline engine operation, hauling and backing trailers. OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION AT THE GS-4 GRADE LEVEL: Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to wildlife. Transcripts required if qualifying based on this provision OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-4 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. Transcripts required if qualifying based on this provision. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AT THE GS-5 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-4 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, federal) sectors which demonstrate experience in: • Experience in wildlife damage mitigation methods and techniques. • Experience using lethal and non-lethal animal control techniques. • Conducting basic computer operations for record keeping, data analysis, report writing and correspondence. OR Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study, or at least 24 semester hours, in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics, with at least 6 semester hours in wildlife. OR Combination of Education and Experience at the GS-5 Grade Level: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.
Contact Person
Mark Ono
Contact Phone
(775) 332-3217
Contact eMail
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