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Wildlife Biologist

$70,234 - $109,436 a year US fish and wildlife service


As a Wildlife Biologist your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:For GS-11:

  • Assists with the planning and managing of biological programs involving natural resources.

  • Develops and recommends management plans covering biological programs.

  • Assists in providing biological advice and guidance to management in the development of management plans and coordinates activities with involved agencies, and researchers.

  • Assists with the utilization of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze findings to include biological data in geographic information systems (GIS).

  • Prepares scientifically defensible reports and articles for publication in peer-reviewed scientific literature and for presentation at professional meetings.

  • Assists management of the Sonoran pronghorn captive breeding facilities.

  • Works closely with the Game and Fish Department in implementing both the captive breeding program as well as the translocation of Sonoran program to other jurisdiction's.

For GS-12:

  • Manages populations and habitats for recovery of the species over six different jurisdictions.

  • Develops scopes-of-work for a variety of Sonoran pronghorn projects and manages inter-agency agreements with partner agencies covering population surveys, studies, and habitat improvement projects and a captive breeding program.

  • Develops biological study proposals, survey designs, and scopes-of-work and conducts complex biological field investigations involving wildlife species and habitats, including population and harvest surveys, biological sampling, population health studies, animal collecting, food habit studies, population modeling, and other wildlife monitoring activities.

  • Oversees management of the Sonoran pronghorn captive breeding facilities.

  • Works closely with the Game and Fish Department in implementing both the captive breeding program as well as the translocation of Sonoran program to other jurisdiction's.

  • Uses qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze findings to include biological data in geographic information systems (GIS).

  • Prepares scientifically defensible reports and articles for publication in peer-reviewed scientific literature and for presentation at professional meetings.

  • Prepares issue papers, briefing documents, reports, and portions of management plans, and provides verbal briefings to senior management and others regarding issues that could affect the ecological integrity of resources within Service jurisdiction.



Degree: 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 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 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences.

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