Wildlife Biologist Job in Winnemucca, Nevada – Department of the Interior

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Interior. The opening is for a Wildlife Biologist in Winnemucca, Nevada Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Wildlife Biologist – Winnemucca, Nevada
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 405330
Start Date: 02/09/2021
End Date: 02/23/2021

Qualification Summary
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. This position has a positive education requirement:: Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife biology or a related field that included 9 semester hours in mammology, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management or wildlife research courses AND 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as vertebrate/invertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, AND 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences. I will provide a copy of my college transcript; ORa combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in biological science (at least 30 semester hours) with 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology and 9 semester hours in botany as described above, PLUS appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must meet the following specialized experience requirements: For GS-09: Meet the basic requirement AND have one (1) year of professional experience equivalent to GS-07 in the Federal service. At this level assignments are more difficult and complex than those performed at GS-5. Work requires application of expanded professional knowledge. Examples: plan and conduct wildlife field inventories & monitoring studies, interpret data and assist in preparing wildlife management plans; preparing reports; recommend habitat management practices OR meet the basic requirement AND I have completed 2 years of graduate education leading to a master`s degree in wildlife biology or directly related field OR meet the basic requirement AND I possess an equivalent combination of professional experience and second year graduate level education for a total of 1 year. For GS-11: Meet the basic requirement AND have one (1) year of professional wildlife biologist experience equivalent to GS-09 in the Federal service. Work is moderately difficult and requires considerable additional professional training. Examples: prepare wildlife portions of environmental assessments, analyze surface use proposals on Threatened & Endangered Species, plan & conduct wildlife field inventories & monitoring studies, interpret data & prepare wildlife management plans OR meet the basic requirement AND I have completed 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife biology or a directly related field OR meet the basic requirement AND I have a combination of professional experience and third year graduate level education for a total of 1 year. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level. Physical Demands: The work is sedentary but may occasionally require some physical exertion such as walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and exposure to extreme temperatures. The field duties of this position require that the employee operate four-wheel drive vehicles on and off roads in isolated areas. Work Environment: Work is performed in the office and field locations under a variety of topographic and climatic conditions. Note: Selections may be made for future vacancies in any of the Districts within the State of Nevada listed below:
Battle Mountain District (Battle Mountain, Tonopah or Eureka, NV)
Carson City District (Carson City, Reno, Fernley, Minden or Stead, NV or Doyle, CA)
Elko District (Elko, Carlin, Wells or Midas, NV)
Ely District (Ely, Caliente or Pony Springs, NV)
Nevada State Office (Reno, NV)
Southern Nevada District (Las Vegas, Logandale or Pahrump, NV)
Winnemucca District (Winnemucca, McDermitt, Lovelock or Paradise Valley, NV)

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