Monday, October 31, 2016

Positions available
Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has four full-time, permanent positions for Natural Resource Biologists to support the Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) and other freshwater monitoring programs. The selected candidates will participate in the planning and implementation of freshwater stream ecological assessments and will serve as a member of a field crew responsible for the collection of data on fishes, benthic macroinvertebrates, herpetofauna, crayfishes, freshwater mussels, physical habitat, water quality, and land use in non-tidal streams and rivers as part of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey. Duties may also include data analysis and interpretation, and reporting related to the status and distribution of Maryland's aquatic resources.

The application deadline is November 10, 2016
Job announcements can be found at HERE.
Position Available
Clean Water Action

A Program Coordinator position with Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund is now available.  This position will be located in Maryland, either in the Baltimore or Washington DC metro area.
 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Global Food Security Symposium - 2017
Now Accepting Applications - Next Generation Delegation Program

Convened annually, the Global Food Security Symposium addresses the US government's and international community’s progress on global food security and ensures that new challenges are met with action and innovation.

Since 2013, the Next Generation Delegation program has provided an opportunity for promising students to engage in symposium discussions and to interact with business and policy leaders, civil society, and social entrepreneurs working on agriculture, food, and nutrition issues.

The 2017 symposium will offer key insights on how to leverage past successes, and invigorate future efforts, amidst an evolving global landscape. This unique window of opportunity is a chance to help shape the next decade of leadership on global food security.

Candidate Opportunities

Next Generation Delegates will have the opportunity to:
•interact with symposium speakers and senior attendees in private forum;
•network with other outstanding students planning careers in global food, agriculture, and nutrition sectors;
•connect with key stakeholders from the public, private, and NGO sectors in private meetings; and
•select delegates may also participate in symposium side events, panel discussions, or video interviews.
 
Applications due November 4 (includes an essay)

Here is a list of the 2016 Symposium delegates, as reference, and see the tab for the agenda:
 
 
Positions Available
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking interested candidates for approximately 60 positions nationwide. Below you will find the basic qualifications required for the positions for which we are seeking candidates.

Please contact the Service’s Workforce Recruiter directly for instructions on the application on the upcoming process.

Contact:
Bryan Acton
Workforce Recruiter
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Email:
bryan_acton@fws.gov
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryanacton

The application:
How the does the process work:
Click Here

Creating a Federal Resume:
What to include:
Click Here

Required Documentation:
Documents you will need:
Click Here

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Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist

Grades:
GS-401-5, 7, 9, 11

Positions in this professional career field support biology and natural resource management work for the FWS. The work involves conservation of natural resources management related to conservation, species listing, habitat, private lands.

401 – Basic Qualifications Requirement: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR

Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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Title: Fish Biologist

Grades:
GS-482- 5, 7, 9, 11

The work involves developing, conserving, managing, and administering fishery resources; and evaluating the impact of construction projects and other socioeconomic activities that present potential or actual adverse effects on fishery resources and their habitat.

482- Basic Qualifications Requirements: 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 these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) OR

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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Title: Wildlife Specialist


Grades: GS-485-5, 7, 9, 11       

The work is carried out on a national wildlife refuge. It involves a variety of land and water- based activities including: water and habitat management; land planning; resources identification and allocation; administration; public relations; supervision; and other activities involving wildlife resource utilization, protection, inventory, and evaluation, and maintenance of grasslands, marshes and soils.

485 – Basic Qualifications Requirement: Degree: zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology. OR

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the fields described in A above that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Title: Wildlife Biologist

Grades:
GS-486-5, 7,9,11

The work involves the conservation, propagation, management, protection, and administration of wildlife species; or the determination, establishment and application of biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures necessary for the conservation and management of wildlife resources and habitats.

486 – Basic Qualifications Requirements: Degree: biological science that included: At least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and

At least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.); and At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences, OR

Combination of education and experience: equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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Qualifications Based on Education:
Applicants who meet the basic requirements described above will qualify for the GS-05 grade level.
The following are requirements for qualifying for higher grade levels on education alone:

GS-7
1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement
1 year equivalent to at least GS-5

GS-9
2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree
1 year equivalent to at least GS-7

GS-11
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
1 year equivalent to at least GS-9