Outreach GS-9 Fish Bio Position

FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FORESTS
Assistant Eastside Fish Biologist
GS-0482-9 PFT
Bly, Lakeview, Paisley and Silver Lake Ranger Districts
Duty Station: Lakeview, Oregon

The Fremont-Winema National Forest is outreaching for a permanent, fulltime Fish Biologist GS-0482-9. The duty station will be the Lakeview Ranger District, located in Lakeview, Oregon.

This Outreach Notice is open to current employees and non-employees alike. Please respond accordingly. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the vacancy announcement. Responses received from this outreach notice will be used to make this determination. Please respond by November 24, 2016 to the outreach form below and attach your resume.

The Position
This is a permanent full-time position that serves as the Assistant Eastside Fish Biologist with a duty station on the Lakeview Ranger District, Fremont-Winema National Forest. The direct supervisor of this position is the Eastside Fish Biologist.

Primary Duties
As part of a team assignment, performs routine work in a fisheries resource-related projects. Provides biological input into the fish habitat management program and assists in development of fish management plans. Ensures compliance with portions of fish management plans; coordinates limited studies of fish populations; and prepares a variety of written reports or limited environmental analyses. This includes gathering, compiling, and analyzing data to determine fish habitat needs; determining key spawning and rearing habitats; recommending solutions to special issues or problems involving fish resources; determining the need for and designing of fish habitat improvement projects; developing project plans for inclusion in Forest program of work; and studying and recommending solutions to special coordination problems involving fish habitat protection. Participates on interdisciplinary teams and prepares environmental analysis reports in assigned functional area.

Works cooperatively with State, Tribal, and Federal natural resource management and regulatory agencies. This includes gathering information for stream and lake management plans, surveys of fish occurrence, mapping key fish habitat for suitability and determining the need for fish habitat enhancement or restoration.

Assists the Eastside Fish Biologist and serves as COR for stream and watershed restoration projects. Participates in fish habitat and population monitoring activities by making observations, gathering data, and reporting findings. Oversees the Forest Wide Level II stream survey program. The position is also responsible for Level II stream survey data entry and end of year target reporting in corporate databases such as NRM, WIT, WCATT and others.

Responsible for assigned areas of public relation activities, such as speaking at meetings and participation in field trips, and educational activities. Develops, fosters and maintains strong partnerships with both governmental agencies and NGO’s.

Participates in studies and plans proposed for resource management activities, and coordinates and/or implements approved resource management plans such as habitat restoration or enhancement projects. Develops standard plans for evaluating fisheries and riparian habitat. Studies and recommends solutions to special coordination problems involving fish habitat protection. Prepares environmental analysis reports as needed, and develops biological evaluations for threatened, endangered and sensitive species.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Reply due date: November 24, 2016

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