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Fish Biologist

This announcement is for two permanent, full time fish biologists in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Central Yukon Field Office manages aquatic habitats within a large region of interior Alaska. Much of the work involves inventorying areas to determine regional reference conditions and fish distributions, as well as monitoring habitats to determine the effects of land use changes and mitigation effectiveness based on land use authorizations (e.g., mining, rights of way, etc). The announcement lists a summary of the duties based on grade:

GS 9: Coordinating and consulting with local Tribal, State, special interest groups and other federal agencies concerned with the proper protection and conservation of aquatic and fish habitats; participating in monitoring on-going aquatic habitat development projects and the implementation of new projects; participating in monitoring and surveying sensitive aquatic species and their habitats and evaluating and reporting any changes in the habitat status; and assisting in the development, implementation and maintenance of resource management plans.

GS 11: Reviewing the recommendations and data input from the field offices on fish and aquatic issues; working with the Lead Fishery Biologist in the State on coordination issues with local interest groups, Tribal Councils and other federal agencies on matters pertaining to the impact of the application of biological decisions, habitat conservation, and laws and regulations; serving on interdisciplinary teams, preparing and reviewing the aquatic biological input to Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Sections 7 Biological Assessments, and development of protective stipulations and Resource Management Plans; identifying impacts to fish habitat and aquatic special status species by other resource activities; conducting surveys and monitoring existing aquatic management habitat projects; and designing, implementing and monitoring new habitat projects.