Job opening: WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
Salary: $69 107 - 89 835 per year
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: The incumbent will serve as a Wildlife Biologist at the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) in Fort Riley, KS.
Conduct surveys regarding rare and federally protected species.
Assess population status to initiate habitat improvement and species protection projects as needed.
Brief commanders and other personnel regarding protection of species providing information concerning units of restrictions or limitations as required by federal statute.
Consult the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as required to comply with the provisions of the Endangered Species Act.
Write management plans regarding the conservation of rare and protected species.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Tour of duty may include irregular hours including split shifts, weekends, and nights to accomplish mission priorities.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain Red Card (Incident Qualification Card) fire certification. Must obtain within initial12 months of employment.
- Pre-employment physical may be required due to recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more and considerable physical exertion.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain State Motor Vehicle Operator (MVO) license and government license. Must obtain within initial12 months of employment.
- Required to fly aboard army and commercial rotary winged and small fixed winged aircraft to perform aerial surveys of wildlife and wildlife habitat.
- Protective clothing and equipment are required to provide protection from insects, noxious odors, irritating chemicals, and hazardous wildlife.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the following education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for a Wildlife Biologist must be met first.
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.
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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1). Investigate wildlife and environmental conditions to implement solutions that satisfy resource management objectives; 2). Identify problems such as deteriorated habitat conditions to determine the impact of personnel operations or construction projects; and 3). Provide guidance to personnel regarding environmental and natural resource programs to ensure regulatory compliance with policies.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Biological Science.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Problem SolvingStrategic ThinkingTechnical Credibility
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09).
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 programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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