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Job opening: Fish Biologist-Direct Hire

Salary: $117 962 - 157 934 per year
Published at: Jan 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-Time
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is ranked within the top 5 mid-size agencies through the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings! This Fish Biologist position is in the Office of Energy Projects. For more information visit: Office of Energy Projects (OEP) | Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (ferc.gov)


This position is located in the Division of Hydropower Licensing in the Washington, DC or New York offices of the Office of Energy Projects.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • A background investigation is required.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • This position has an education requirement, you must submit transcripts.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • You may be required to divest certain energy-related securities.


To view the eligibility and qualification requirements of a Fish Biologist, GS-408, please visit: Fish Biologist, 0482 | Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (ferc.gov) In addition to the education required for this position, you must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience preparing documents (such as Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements pursuant to NEPA or other laws or regulations, study plans or reports, research papers, or license or permit applications) that assess the effects on fish biology from existing or proposed infrastructure (to include but not limited to dams, levees, surface water intakes, canals, flumes, water and wastewater treatment systems, stormwater retention and control, constructed wetlands, hydropower projects, roads, pipelines, airports, solar arrays, windfarms, fossil fueled generating plants, nuclear plants, commercial fisheries, agriculture and aquaculture). 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 any volunteer experience. Please do not cut and paste  the position description, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume, as this will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.


This position has an education requirement and therefore, transcripts are required. Failure to submit a copy of your transcripts at the time of application will result in your application being marked incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.


  • Address FERC 888 First Street, NE Washington, District of Columbia 20426 United States
  • Name: Steven Eskin
  • Phone: 202-502-6164
  • Email: [email protected]

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