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Salary Breakdown

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Average

$63,390

ANNUAL

$30.48

HOURLY

Entry Level

$39,430

ANNUAL

$18.96

HOURLY

Mid Level

$62,000

ANNUAL

$29.81

HOURLY

Expert Level

$95,560

ANNUAL

$45.94

HOURLY


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Current Available & Projected Jobs

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

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Current Available Jobs

320

Projected job openings through 2030


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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

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English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Law and Government

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Geography

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Science

SKILL

Speaking

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Oral Expression


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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

  • Fish and Wildlife Biologist
    Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted 13 days    

    Summary This position is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, GS- 0401-11/12 working in Tucson, Arizona for the R2-Arizona Ecological Services Field Office. Responsibilities Fish and Wildlife Biologist: As a fish and wildlife biologist this position will focus on fish and aquatic community conservation and recovery. Will serve as a species lead for listed and sensitive aquatic species. The incumbent will be involved with implementing regulations under the Endangered Species Act (particularly section 7 consultations, section 10 processes to involve non-federal partners, and environmental review directed by the Endangered Species Act), technical writing and reporting, and developing partnerships with stakeholders/partners including Federal and State agencies, Tribes, private landowners, watershed councils, non-governmental organizations, and other entities. The position is responsible for identifying and engaging key stakeholders, developing and implementing strategic communication, understanding diverse human values and interests in relation to habitat restoration, and carrying out field level financial and technical assistance and habitat restoration aspects with a diversity of cooperators. The position may also be involved in implementing a wide range of Fish and Wildlife Service authorities including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Clean Water Act, and others. Although the position will be located in Tucson, Arizona the incumbent will assist with issues associated with other fish and aquatic communities within Arizona and adjacent states, as needed. The incumbent is expected to be able to work independently and proactively to complete work activities and will act as a technical expert related to fish and aquatic resource issues. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Only experience and education obtained by 06/12/2024 will be considered. In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification. Basic Requirement: A. Degree: Bachelor's or higher degree in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Minimum Qualification : One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: participation in implementing federal environmental laws specifically pertaining to the Endangered Species Act, Sections 4, 7, and 10; participate or assist in evaluating impacts to fish and wildlife in response to identified threats or stressors; some experience working with native fish and aquatic communities and their conservation and recovery; assisting with preparing of scientific reports; developing and processing grants, agreements, and contracts to support conservation; issuing Endangered Species recovery permits; and working in teams and with diverse partnerships. NOTE: Your resume must contain sufficient information in these areas to be found qualified. OR Completion of three years of progressively higher-level graduate education at an accredited college or university leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or a directly related field appropriate to this position. OR A combination of education and experience as described in 1 and 2 above which together equals 100% of the requirement. Minimum Qualification : One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: leading analysis and implementation of federal environmental laws specifically pertaining to the Endangered Species Act, Sections 4, 7, and 10; independently evaluating impacts to fish and wildlife in response to identified threats or stressors; extensive experience working with native fish and aquatic communities and their conservation and recovery; guiding and preparing scientific manuscripts and reports; developing and implementing grants, agreements, and contracts to support conservation; issuing Endangered Species recovery permits; and leading teams and with diverse partnerships. NOTE: Your resume must contain sufficient information in these areas to be found qualified. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts. PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov) Additional Information PCS INFORMATION: -No PCS entitlements authorized Telework: This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. Additional Vacancies: One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP or ICTAP applicants must be determined to be well-qualified for this position in order to receive special selection priority. To be well-qualified, a CTAP or ICTAP applicant must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least 85 on the questionnaire. For more information visit: OPM's Employee Guide to Career Transition Reasonable Accommodation: The USFWS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please visit USAJOBS Help Center | Reasonable accommodation policy if you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Environmental Specialist
    Veolia North America    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 14 days    

    **Company Description**

    **About Veolia North America**

    A subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website www.veolianorthamerica.com

    **Job Description**

    **BENEFITS**

    Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.

    **Position Purpose:**

    This position provides specialized transportation and disposal services to our clients. Responsibilities include manifesting, packaging, spill response, labeling, loading/unloading, coordinating transportation, and sampling/profiling material while adhering to state and federal environmental, health, and safety regulations.

    **Primary Duties/responsibilities:**

    + Sample waste streams according to prescribed policies and procedures.

    + Manifesting, packaging, spill clean-up response and remedial activities, labeling, loading, off loading, and coordinating transportation.

    + Maintain a professional image to clients by answering inquiries and suggesting solutions to existing/potential problems.

    + Comply and enforce all compliance, health, safety, and procedures in accordance with VES-TS policies.

    + Become familiar with all U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT)/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and VES-TS regulations required in submitting paperwork to expedite disposal of hazardous waste.

    + Operate and maintain all equipment in a professional manner to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness.

    + Other duties as assigned.

    **Qualifications**

    **Education / Experience / Background:**

    + High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required

    + Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related science discipline preferred

    **Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:**

    + Strong team player

    + Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    + Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple deadlines

    + Strong customer service orientation

    + Computer proficiency

    + Ability to follow through on assignments.

    **Required Certification / Licenses / Training:**

    + 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification

    + Valid Driver's License

    + Ability to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Hazardous (H) endorsement

    **Additional Information**

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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