U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Employment Opportunities

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking interested candidates for approximately 60 positions nationwide. Below and attached you will find the basic qualifications required for the positions for which we are seeking candidates.

Please contact the Service’s Workforce Recruiter directly for instructions on the application on the upcoming process.

Contact:

Bryan Acton

Workforce Recruiter

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Email: bryan_acton@fws.gov

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanacton

 

The application:

 How the does the process work: Click Here

 

Creating a Federal Resume:

What to include: Click Here

 

Required Documentation:

Documents you will need: Click Here

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION POSITION INFORMATION AND DUTY LOCATIONS

THE POSITIONS AVAILABLE

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Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist

Grades: GS-401-5, 7, 9, 11

Positions in this professional career field support biology and natural resource management work for the FWS. The work involves conservation of natural resources management related to conservation, species listing, habitat, private lands.

401 – Basic Qualifications Requirement:   Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR

Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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Title: Fish Biologist

Grades: GS-482– 5, 7, 9, 11

The work involves developing, conserving, managing, and administering fishery resources; and evaluating the impact of construction   projects and other socioeconomic activities that present potential or actual adverse effects on fishery resources and their habitat.

482- Basic Qualifications Requirements: 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 when appropriate.)  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.

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Title: Wildlife Specialist

 

Grades: GS-485-5, 7, 9, 11        

The work is carried out on a national wildlife refuge.  It involves a variety of land and water- based activities including: water and habitat management; land planning; resources identification and allocation; administration; public relations; supervision; and other activities involving wildlife resource utilization, protection, inventory, and evaluation, and maintenance of grasslands, marshes and soils.

485 – Basic Qualifications Requirement:  Degree: zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology. OR

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the fields described in A above that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Title: Wildlife Biologist

Grades: GS-486-5, 7,9,11

The work involves the conservation, propagation, management, protection, and administration of wildlife species; or the determination, establishment and application of biological facts, principles, methods,   techniques, and procedures necessary for the conservation and management of wildlife resources and habitats.  

486 – Basic Qualifications Requirements:  Degree:  biological science that included: At least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and

At least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.); and At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences, OR

Combination of education and experience: equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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Qualifications Based on Education:

Applicants who meet the basic requirements described above will qualify for the GS-05 grade level.

The following are requirements for qualifying for higher grade levels on education alone:

GRADE/
POSITIONS

EDUCATION

SPECIALIZED
EXPERIENCE

GS-7

1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement 1 year equivalent to at least GS-5

GS-9

2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree 1 year equivalent to at least GS-7

GS-11

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree 1 year equivalent to at least GS-9

 

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Boise ID

Idaho Falls, ID or Chubbuck, ID

Lacey, WA

Portland, Oregon

Twin Falls, ID

Wenatchee, WA

Honolulu, HI

Hagatna, Guam

Cheney, WA

Corvallis, OR

Hagerman, ID

Orofino, ID

Vancouver, WA

Winthrop, WA

Burbank, WA

Burns, OR

Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii

Los Banos, CA

Midway Atoll, Hawaii

 

Albuquerque, NM

Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Arlington, TX

Austin, TX

Houston, TX

Tulsa, OK

Albuquerque/Farmington, NM

Colcord, OK

Sherman, TX

Phoenix, AZ

Austwell, TX

Indiahoma, OK

US Virgin Island

Galloway, NJ

Hadley, MA

Ruby Valley, NV

Falls Church, VA

Laurel, MD

 

New Marlboro, MA

White Sulphur Springs, WV

Ohio River Islands NWR

Eastern Virginia Rivers NWRC

Erie NWR

Grand Junction, Co.

West Valley City, UT

Dillon, MT

Lewistown, MT

Ventura, CA

Sacramento, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Reno, NV

Sacramento, CA

Yreka, CA

Lodi, CA

Moapa, NV

Calipatria, CA

Klamath Falls, OR

Calipatria, CA

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