Fish & Wildlife Biologist


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This position is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System’s Division of Biological Sciences. As a Fish and Wildlife Biologist you will perform a variety of duties in support of the Service’s Invasive Species program.

Pay scale & grade: GS 5
Salary: $33,394 to $43,414 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
Work schedule: San Antonio, NM1 vacancy

Travel Required50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.

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o   Evaluate pesticide and integrated pest management impacts on Service resources

o   Assess field conditions and situations to determine appropriate chemical and non-chemical control methods on invasive species

o   Perform invasive species inventory and monitoring methods

o   Implement policies on the detection, prevention, control and eradication of invasive species and diseases

o   Plan and implement the use of herbicides to control invasive and noxious plants for habitat management

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates
  • Must be a current career or career-conditional U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee, or Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligible.
  • Possess and maintain a valid State driver’s license
  • Must obtain a valid State pesticide applicator’s certificate if hired
  • Wear the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform as prescribed

You may qualify at the GS05 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

A. Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: assisting others in the collection of vegetation data, chemical use data, applying plant control and revegetation techniques and field investigations, OR

B. Completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. (If you are using education to qualify, you must provide a copy of your official transcripts.), OR

C. Possess a combination of qualifying specialized experience and education.