[Coral-List] 2nd try - Fishery Biologist position - Biscayne National Park

Todd Kellison todd.kellison at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 12 12:22:07 EST 2006

All - 

It appears that the forwarded text I sent to the list yesterday was stripped from the message that was posted.  My apologies.

The job announcement, and contact information for those with inquiries, is below:

Best regards,

Todd Kellison
Research Fishery Biologist
National Marine Fisheries Service
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
todd.kellison at noaa.gov


I am pleased to announce that Biscayne National Park is seeking to hire a
Fishery Biologist.  The position will be a GS-9/11, with a salary range
from $44,985 to $58,486 per year.  Please forward this announcement to your
professional contacts (and please let me know if you sent it to any
listserves or organizations).  We are hoping for a wide range of candidates
with diverse backgrounds and experiences.  I think Biscayne NP is a great
place to work.

I am sending links to the online vacancy announcements.  It's one job with
two announcements - one announcement to which current permanent government
employees may apply, and one announcement to which all U.S. citizens can
apply.  Special hiring authorities such as SCEP appointees will also be
considered.  Some of the information from the vacancy announcement has been
pasted below.

If you have any questions about the announcement or application process,
please contact Bridgette Cheeley at 404-562-3170 or
Bridgette_Cheeley at nps.gov.  If you have other questions I will be happy to
answer them.

Thank you,

Elsa M. Alvear
Resource Manager, Biscayne National Park
9700 S.W. 328th Street, Homestead, FL 33033-5634
(305) 230-1144 ext. 3007 Fax (305) 230-1190
 Elsa_Alvear at nps.gov

If you cannot use these links, go to http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and do a
job search, then agency search under U.S. Department of the Interior,
National Park Service.

Link to governmentwide announcements:


Link to announcement for US citizens:


More about Biscayne National Park http://www.nps.gov/bisc

Biscayne National Park is seeking to hire a Fishery Biologist.  The
position will be a GS-9/11, with a salary range from $44,985 to $58,486 per
year.  This position is located in the Resource Management Division. The
incumbent serves as a Fishery Biologist and program manager responsible for
the coordination and oversight of the fisheries, wildlife, and integrated
pest management programs of Biscayne National Park  This position requires
knowledge of subtropical, tropical, South Atlantic/Caribbean finfish and
shellfish populations (including their life history and habitat
requirements), interaction with other cooperating agencies, and
contributing to the development of recommendations and strategies necessary
to protect park natural resources. The main duties will include: develops
and implements long range plans for the inventory, evaluation,
documentation, preservation, research, and interpretation of
fishery/wildlife biology for Biscayne National Park; provides technical
compilations, evaluations, and analyses of existing fisheries information;
identifies research needs, prepares requests research proposals and
provides oversight for research projects; analyzes commercial and sport
fisheries practices and recommends proposed changes in fisheries harvest
methods, limits, and/or seasons; prepares written analyses of biological
and harvest information; makes public presentations of analyses and
information internally within the NPS, at public meetings,and at
professional gatherings; provides communication and coordination with a
wide variety of parties and interest groups. The incumbent will be expected
to snorkel, scuba dive, swim, operate boats, use various types of sampling
equipment and periodically travel to other areas of the State and Country
in support of the park’s resource management program.
Applicants must possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate
education or master's or equivalent graduate degree OR Applicants must
possess one year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level
in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has
equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities
(KSA’s) to perform the work of the position, and that is typically in or
related to the position to be filled.

Basic Requirements:
A. Degree: major in biological science that included:
*At least 6 semester 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 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 the these fields. (excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to
meet this requirement when appropriate.)

Time-in-Grade Requirements: In addition to meeting the qualification
requirements, internal applicants must have completed 52 weeks at the GS-7

Time-After-Competitive Appointment Requirements: An applicant must have
served at least 90 days after his/her latest career or career-conditional
appointment from a competitive register.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition, you must possess and maintain a
current, valid state driver’s license. Please provide information in your
application regarding the status of your driver’s license.

Applicants must have open water scuba diver certification. Applicants must
be able to safely operate motorboats up to 30 feet in length in bay and
open sea conditions.

Applicant must provide a copy of College Transcripts.

Area information:
Biscayne National Park is located 30 miles south of Miami along the coast
and sub-tropical open waters of Biscayne Bay. Biscayne National Park
encompasses 173,000 acres (270 square miles), is predominantly made up of
submerged lands (95%) and is known for its hardbottom and seagrass
communities, diverse marine life, exceedingly clear water and keys,
including hardwood hammocks, mangrove wetlands, sandy beaches, and rocky
intertidal areas. The coral reef tract within Biscayne comprises some of
the northernmost extension of living coral reefs in the United States. Park
Headquarters, Convoy Point, is located nine miles east of Homestead,
Florida. Homestead is a small community and provides medical and dental
facilities (including a hospital), banking, groceries, educational and
other amenities. Neighboring Miami provides all the educational, medical,
sporting, and cultural features of a thriving multi-ethnic metropolitan
area. The Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay provide unique opportunities for
great swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating,
snorkeling, and scuba diving on the coral reefs.

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