Susan_White at fws.gov
Susan_White at fws.gov
Tue Nov 28 09:02:33 EST 2000
The following job vacancy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National
Wildlife Refuge System is currently posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov for
current U.S. federal employees. My apologies for the lateness of this
message, and for those interested who aren't currently in Government
service - or U.S. residents.
The National Wildlife Refuge System manages over 93 million acres (above
and below water) of U.S. natural resources with a priority on the wildlife
(terrestrial, freshwater, or marine) and the habitats they need to survive.
Two Florida Keys refuges (Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife
Refuges), managed out of the National Key Deer Refuge Headquarters,
contain roughly 365 sq. miles of marine waters within their administrative
boundaries and overlap with portions of the Florida Keys National Marine
This position entails monitoring the resources, working closely with Refuge
managers and advising on marine resource management of the Refuges, and
coordinating with staff and management of the Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary, state, and local agencies.
For more information, please contact Emery Hoyle, Deputy Project Leader,
National Key Deer Refuge at:
emery_hoyle at fws.gov - or call at 305.872.2239
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
INTERIOR, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Vacancy Announcement Number: FWS4-00-167BY
Opening Date: 11/06/2000
Closing Date: 12/04/2000
Position: GENERAL BIOLOGIST
Salary: $34575 per year - $54385 per year
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Duty Location: 1 vacancy at BIG PINE KEY, FL
National Key Deer NWR
Applications will be accepted from:
Applications will be accepted from current Federal employees serving under
career or career conditional appointment, candidates with reinstatement
eligibility, or candidates eligible for special appointing authority.
who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed
under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous
active service may apply.
Major Duties: STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Incumbent provides recommendations to refuge management regarding marine
resources management. Collects biological data from field investigations
support of station or program function and performs technical analysis to
determine appropriate action. Prepares graphs, charts, and reports
preliminary findings pertinent to the field investigations for use by
management. Works with other individuals (professional biologists, general
public, and/or other agencies) involving marine management activities.
As a basic requirement applicants must successfully complete a full
4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a
bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or
course requirement in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource
management, chemistry, or related disciplines
appropriate to the position. Alternatively, applicants can meet
these qualifications by combining education and appropriate
To qualify at the GS-9 level: In addition to the basic requirements,
applicants must possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate
education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate
degree - OR - 1 year specialized experience to at least the GS-7 level.
To qualify at the GS-11 level: In addition to the basic requirements,
applicant must also possess one year specialized experience equivalent to
least the GS-9 level - OR - 3 full years of progressively higher level
graduate education or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly
In additional to your experience and education, other elements
such as relevant awards training, self-development, outside
activities, and supervisory appraisals will be evaluated as
indicators of your ability to perform the specific ranking
factors of the position. To receive full consideration for this
position, your application must include concise information
regarding the quality of your experience. When addressing the
ranking factors, identify the knowledge, skills and abilities
involved in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of your
current and past positions as they relate to this position.
Position Descriptions will not be accepted.
Knowledges, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Knowledge of theory, principles, and methods of marine biology and
2. Ability to communicate in writing.
3. Ability to analyze special problems related to field activities.
4. Ability to communicate orally.
5. Ability to work effectively with others.
Basis of Rating:
Rating will be based on an evaluation of your experience as it relates
to qualification requirements and on the knowledge, skills, and abilities
(KSA's) listed. You should provide detailed evidence of the KSA's in your
application in the form of clear, concise examples showing level of
accomplishment and degree of responsibility.
Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:
Conditions of Employment:
1. The incumbent will be required to obtain and wear an official U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service uniform.
2. Incumbent must be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor
vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required.
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Susan White, Refuge Marine Resources Specialist
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM
Division of Natural Resources
4401 N. Fairfax Dr. Rm 670
Arlington, VA 22203
email: Susan_White at fws.gov
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