OUTREACH NOTICE Fisheries Biologist GS-0482- 9 or 11 Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests - Grangeville, ID

Job Close Date: 
April 24, 2013 (All day)

The Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forests will soon be hiring a GS 0482 permanent full time position with a duty station of Grangeville, ID. The position may be filled at either the GS-9 or GS-11 level, depending on outreach response.

Outreach Response
For further information regarding this position, interested applicants should contact Katherine Thompson, Forest Fisheries Biologist, at 208-983-5148, or by email at kthompson@fs.fed.us, by April 25, 2013.

This position works for the Forest Fish Biologist on projects located across all ranger districts on the Forests. Duties for this position include providing fisheries input into the Interdisciplinary planning process for Forest programs such as timber, range, recreation, minerals, fuels, fire and other resource activities. The incumbent will serve as a member of ID teams for NEPA analyses including Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA). Duties include field review, preparing specialist reports, and preparation of biological assessments, biological evaluations, and other NEPA related documents.

This position is also heavily involved in the planning and implementation of fish habitat and watershed restoration projects. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have a large aquatic restoration program, which is accomplished through partnerships with various entities. The incumbent will be heavily involved in implementation and management of this program, providing technical input to ID teams, engineering CORs, and others on restoration projects including channel restoration, fish passage, mine reclamation and meadow and floodplain restoration projects. In addition, the incumbent is expected to build strong working relationships with internal and external partners.

In addition to NEPA and support to the restoration program, duties include evaluation and monitoring including stream temperature, redd surveys, fish habitat, and fish population sampling, riparian monitoring, and monitoring of substrate conditions both for background and project level monitoring. The incumbent will be expected to lead and participate in the collection of field data, as well as manage and summarize large amounts of data using spreadsheets, database queries, and GIS.

Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests