USFS: Wildlife Biologist

US Forest Service: Wildlife Biologist

Location: Springerville, AZ
Closes: 7/18/2018
JOB TYPE: Full-time/Salary


Those who are interested in these opportunities must meet the federal
Office of Personnel Management classification requirements for the Wildlife Biologist GS-0486 job series.Qualifications are covered in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook. These standards are available on the Internet at


The incumbent will serve as a professional wildlife biologist in the administration of
wildlife habitat and related coordination with other resources. Incumbent provides guidance and assistance for the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife habitat within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range lands. While the majority of work will occur on the district, the position
supports the Apache Forest zone (including Alpine RD) and the Forest-wide Wildlife, Fish, and Rare Plants (WFRP) Program. The incumbent will need field experience, excellent interpersonal skills, commitment to teamwork, knowledge of wildlife management, a willingness to collaborate and engage in partnerships, and strong written and oral communication skills. Other skills, such as GIS, GPS, and upward reporting into databases such as WIT and NRM are strongly desired.

Major Duties:

  • Gathering, compiling, and analyzing data, to make recommendations and decisions affecting wildlife species and their habitat;
  • Coordinating, completing, and reporting for scheduled Northern Goshawk, Southwestern Willow
  • Flycatcher, Mexican Spotted Owl, Chiricahua leopard frog, and New Mexico meadow jumping mouse surveys, including communicating with partners and contractors;
  • Inventorying and monitoring habitat;
  • Installing wildlife/range water developments;
  • Coordinating on a regular basis across all unit resources as well as with other biologists in the WFRP program;
  • Providing technical advice and leadership for the seasonal wildlife crew;
  • Working closely with state and federal agencies and various partners to accomplish objectives of the
  • Participate in a variety of NEPA planning projects that require wildlife input for the development, design, analysis, and determination of project consistency with FS policy and regulation;
  • Utilizing strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

Outreach Announcement: Please include in your response to the outreach if you are eligible to be hired under any of the following authorities:
Veterans Readjustment
Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
Verteran’s Employement Opportunities Act of 1998
Person with Disabilities
Former Peach Corps Volunteer
Pathways (former Student Career Experience)

Anyone interested in further information about the position, please contact Valerie Horncastle, District Wildlife Biologist, at (928) 333-6234 or via email at


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