Monday, October 19, 2015

Department Of The Interior: Biological Science Technician

Job Title:Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Hiring Organization:Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Job Announcement Number:R3-15-1516558-JM

SALARY RANGE: $31,944.00 to $45,510.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, October 5, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
DUTY LOCATIONS: 6 vacancies in the following location(s):
Carterville, IL View Map
Wilmington, IL View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
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This is a term position not to exceed 13 months with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office.  The appointment may be extended for an additional 3 years at management's discretion. Positions will be filled at Carterville, IL and Wilmington, IL.  Applicants will identify which duty location they wish to be considered for when completing the on-line application questionnaire.

Salary range for Carterville, IL: $31,944 to $41,530
Salary range for Wilmington, IL: $35,005 to $45,510

Incumbents located at the Wilmington Sub-Office will work primarily on Asian carp assessment work on the Chicago Area Waterways and upper Illinois River to help prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.  Innovative sonar work in and around the Electric Dispersal Barrier will be conducted as will sampling using nets and electrofishing.  Incumbents located at the Carterville Office will work either with Asian carp assessment work on the Ohio or Mississippi rivers or on large river fish community assessment (including endangered pallid sturgeon) on the Mississippi River.  Sonar, netting, and electrofishing will be utilized.  All positions will share responsibilities to some degree and be exposed to a variety of work/projects.

More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised field offices or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.
•         25% or Greater
•         Travel will be required for training and project work. Travel may be up to 50% for the Marion, IL location.

•         No

•         You must be a U.S. citizen to apply to this position.
•         A background investigation is required.
•         Incumbent must wear the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform.
•         A valid driver's license is required.

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Major duties at the full performance level include but are not limited to the following:
•         Assists in planning and conducting biological surveys of waters for the conservation and rehabilitation of fishery resources.
•         Conducts surveillance to monitor existing and detect new colonization by aquatic nuisance species.
•         Develops and uses automated databases to enter, organize, and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data, using standard statistical methods in preparation of fisheries reports.
•         Operates a variety of field equipment commonly used in fisheries studies, including small watercraft, fish sampling gear, generators, cars and trucks, and cameras.
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