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Fish Biologist, GS 9 Duties: Will conduct field-based fisheries surveys from boats using a variety of sampling gears on the Missouri River, a large, complex, and dynamic river. Maintain and operate motorized boats/trailers, vehicles, scientific instruments (e.g., water velocity meters, turbidity meters, and field computers), and field sampling gear (e.g., trawls, gill nets, trot lines, and nets). Summarize and analyze field-based data in preparation for reports and presentations. Assist with writing of reports and peer-reviewed scientific articles, and present results both orally and in written format at scientific and public meetings. Collaborate with partners to develop and execute research projects, and make recommendations regarding recovery and management actions for the endangered pallid sturgeon.
Qualification and Experience
Must have successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences that included: 6 semester (9 quarter) 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 (18 quarter) 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.
Must have an appropriate combination of education and experience in courses equivalent to a major in biological science (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 paragraph A, above, plus appropriate experience or additional education equivalent to a course of study with a major in the appropriate field as described in A above. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities comparable to those normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study. Should have 1 year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Examples of such experience include: assisting with biological initiatives related to the management of fish and aquatic resources; assisting conduct studies of factors affecting fish population; performing analysis on large sets of fishery or aquatic resources data; assisting with preparing, analyzing and presenting scientific data relative to fishery resources.
Successful completion of two or more full years of graduate education in an accredited college or university leading to a Master's, JD, or equivalent degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this Fish Biologist position.
Deadline: 22 March, 2018.
Note: This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years.
Announcement number: R6-18-10153327-DS-DE. Apply Online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
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