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Wildlife Biologist - Albuquerque, NM #7544075

Company: Department Of The Interior

Date: 08/01/2020

City: Albuquerque, NM

Employment type: Full-time


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Summary


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.


These positions are located in Bishop Field Office, Carlsbad Field Office, Farmington Field Office, Las Cruces District Office, and Albuquerque District Office. Information about each area can be found at:


Bishop, CA


Albuquerque, NM


Carlsbad, NM


Farmington, NM


Las Cruces, NM


We expect to fill 5 vacancies; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


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Responsibilities



  • GS-09: Assisting in preparing, evaluating and conducting biological analysis of land and water resource projects.
  • Working closely with and assisting senior specialist with coordinating and consulting with Tribal, State, special interest groups and other federal agencies.
  • Serving on interdisciplinary teams where in collaboration with other specialists writes and reviews biological input to environmental assessments, biological assessments, and development of protective stipulations, and resource management plans.
  • Participating in monitoring wildlife development projects by providing input to interdisciplinary reports, environmental assessments and protective stipulations for threatened and endangered species
  • GS-11: Reviews the recommendations and data input from the Field/District offices on wildlife issues.
  • Works closely with the Lead Wildlife Biologist in the District/State Office on coordination with local interest groups, Tribal Councils, and other Federal agencies.
  • Serves on district/field level interdisciplinary teams responsible for writing and reviewing multi-field office required biological input to environmental/biological assessments, development of protective stipulations, and resource management plans.
  • Is responsible for identification of impacts to wildlife habitat and Threatened and Endangered species by other resource activities.

Travel Required


Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential


11



  • Job family (Series)

0486 Wildlife Biology


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Requirements


Conditions of Employment



  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Documents Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
  • May require a one year probationary period.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position.

Qualifications


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.


For GS-09: In addition to meeting the education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Planning and conducting wildlife field inventories and monitoring studies. Interpreting data and assisting in preparing wildlife management plans. Preparing reports. Recommending habitat management practices.



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Education: Two years of graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in wildlife biology or a directly related field.



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Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.


For GS-11: In addition to meeting the education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Preparing wildlife portions of environmental assessments. Analyzing surface use proposals on Threatened & Endangered Species. Planning and conducting wildlife field inventories and monitoring studies. Interpreting data & preparing wildlife management plans.



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Education: Three years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife biology or a directly related field.



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Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.


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 volunteer experience.You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


Physical Demands: The individual works in an office setting, however, in order to gather samples and complete monitoring activities, the individual frequently may be required to walk or ride vehicles over rough terrain, perform duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching or lifting. Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples.


Work Environment: Much of the work is performed in an office setting, however, frequent field work is necessary to complete the work involving outdoor exposure. Outdoor exposure involves some discomfort in extremes of temperature or inclement weather. The incumbent may be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards.


Education


Basic Education Requirement: This position has a basic education requirement which requires you to have a degree in biological science that includes:



  • 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;

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  • A 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

You must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.




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