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Job opening: Fish Biologist

Salary: $103 409 - 134 435 per year
City: Anchorage
Published at: May 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled through the office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Government-Wide Direct-Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all U.S. Citizens. Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified Veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.


This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Environmental Programs, Environmental Sciences Division, Biological and Social Sciences Branch in either Sterling, VA, Jefferson, LA, Camarillo, CA , Anchorage, AK or remote location. This position is being advertised as both location negotiable after selection and with a duty station(s) of Sterling, VA, Jefferson, LA, Camarillo, CA or Anchorage, AK with the option of telework. If applying to "negotiable after selection", this means that your duty station will be based off your home address and you will be a full-time remote worker. If applying to a specific duty station, you may be allowed to telework a set number of day(s) per pay period, with supervisory approval". At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: 1.) Oversight and support of studies, assessment and policies associated with fisheries biological and managerial impacts resulting from offshore conventional and renewable energy and mineral exploration and development activities with respect to marine fish and shellfish. 2.) Oversees the coordination, planning, budgeting, and execution of BOEM fisheries initiatives at the headquarters level to ensure that they meet the overall mission of the Bureau. 3.) Review Regional Studies Development Plans for fish and fisheries research. 4.) Formulates, develops, and recommends national policies, standards and procedures relating to the planning, design, implementation, and conduct of fisheries research, and monitoring. 5.) Develops project plans, statements of work, procurement packages, evaluates proposals, and monitors contractor performance on projects that are national in scope. 6.) Reviews statements of work, requests for proposals, proposals (solicited and unsolicited), draft and final reports, and other project deliverables for technical adequacy, programmatic consistency, and cost effectiveness. 7.) Maintains broad knowledge on the various regional plans, policies and stakeholder groups responsible for fisheries management research on a national and international level and recommends the national priority of projects. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Salary Information Sterling, VA: GS-13: $117,962 (Step 1) - $153,354 (Step 10) Camarillo, CA: GS-13: $120,246 (Step 1) - $156,323 (Step 10) Anchorage, AK: GS-13: $116,811 (Step 1) - $151,858 (Step 10) Jefferson, LA: GS-13: $103,409 (Step 1) - $134,435 (Step 10) Virtual Location: The GS-13 salary range starts at $88,520 per year. Locality pay would be set after selection. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level. This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. NOTE: This Vacancy is limited to the first 75 applications received and will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached, regardless of the closing date specified in this announcement. Any applications received prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.



Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying. (1) Basic Educational Requirements: In addition to the specialized experience requirements for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirements described below: A. 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 B. 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. (2) Specialized Experience (Must be equivalent to the next lower grade level for which you are advertising) To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1.) Designing and implementing research related to biological resources. 2.) Preparing and reviewing biological surveys or reports. 3.) Preparing technical or scientific analyses related to fish and fisheries. 4.) Conducting analysis or preparing documentation under NEPA, ESA, and MSA. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4


  • Address Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 45600 Woodland Road Sterling, VA 20166 US
  • Name: Jamie Pigg
  • Phone: 504-736-2489
  • Email: [email protected]

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