Angeles National Forest Job Vacancy GS-0486-9/11 Wildlife Biologist

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    The Angeles National Forest will be filling a Wildlife Biologist position at the Supervisor’s Office. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest.

    DUTIES: Provides professional wildlife expertise for the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife and their habitat on the Angeles National Forest. Participates in management investigations and assessments necessary for the protection, restoration, and enhancement of wildlife resources. Prepares biological evaluations and assessments to meet compliance requirements and standards. Reviews environmental documents and provides recommendations to ensure that wildlife resources and ecosystem integrity are adequately addressed and considered. Participates as a wildlife expert on interdisciplinary teams to evaluate and document the effects of Forest Service and non-Forest Service activities on National Forest System lands. Plans and conducts studies, projects, and/or surveys including cost/benefit analyses, methods to be used, timing, coordination with other organizations or agencies, and follow-up investigations and evaluations. Prepares technical contract specifications for ecological and wildlife studies and surveys. May serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative with regard to monitoring such activities.

    TO APPLY: At the close of the outreach a certificate of candidates applying under Merit and Demo will be drawn from the Open and Continuous vacancy announcements. That announcement numbers are:

    PERM-OCR-0486-57911-WBIO-G and PERM-OCR-0486-57911-WBIO-DP. In order to be considered you must check the box for Arcadia in the section of the Avue application where you are asked for job locations. You may acquire a copy of the announcement from the internet, at http://www.jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com. This web-based application provides individuals interested in employment opportunities with the Forest Service to apply for jobs. You can create and update Applicant Profiles, search for current vacancy announcements, create a job search profile, apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which they have applied

    FOREST: The Angeles National Forest resides among the Greater Los Angeles basin communities and has numerous activities and attractions. There are numerous world-class beaches and communities within one hour thirty minutes from the District Office such as the communities of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Valencia, San Fernando, Thousand Oaks, and West Lake Village as well as many other desirable communities in the area.

    Educational opportunities are also supported in the surrounding areas with access to all levels of public education. UCLA, Pepperdine University, as well as many other reputable community colleges reside within the effective commute areas of the basin.

    Housing in the surrounding communities is a challenge while working on the Angeles National Forest. Costs can range from $275,000 dollars or greater in the surrounding communities and can escalate as high as the $800,000 in the communities adjacent to the forest.

    This position will be located at the Supervisor’s Office, Arcadia California.

    The Supervisor’s Office is located at 701 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA. 91006 and serves as the main office for the Angeles National Forest. Arcadia resides in the San Gabriel Valley just north of the city Los Angeles.

    If you are interested in this opportunity and/or plan on applying to the position noted above, please let us know by returning the reply form before 10/21/2010. If you want more information please contact Arturo Delgado, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist.

    Phone: 626-574-5258

    Fax: 626-574-5233

    E-Mail: [email protected]

    Address: Angeles National Forest-SO

    701 North Santa Anita Avenue

    Arcadia, CA 91006-2725

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