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Closing Date

Senior Biologist

March 28, 2024

Department of Navy

Bangor, WA

Job Type


Job Status

Pay Range

Remote/ Telework Option

Yes—This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management

$115,793 - $150,535


Job Description 

You will serve as a SENIOR BIOLOGIST in the Environmental Business Line of NAVFAC NORTHWEST.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • This is a bargaining unit position.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

  • May be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Applying technical leadership and regulatory support in natural resources management for complex and controversial issues; 2) Analyzing, preparing, and/or providing senior level review, assessment, and oversight of specialized products to ensure technical accuracy, regional consistency, and conformance with DOD and Navy policy. These products include natural resources documents, such as: threatened or endangered species and/or marine species survey plans and reports, biological assessments for Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations, Marine Mammal Protection Act applications, Essential Fish Habitat Assessments for Magnuson-Stevens Act consultations, Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans, and pertinent Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement reviews; 3) Appling expert knowledge of laws, regulations, and standards applicable to the specialty, in particular act as the project leader for execution of difficult and highly complex or controversial projects or program initiatives with far-reaching scope and effect; and 4) Preparing and conducting briefings and coordination for supported commands, elected officials, the public, regulatory agencies, the chain-of-command, and others as needed. NOTE: This experience must be clearly supported by your resume.

Job Duties


  • You will prepare or review for technical accuracy and consistency Natural Resource documents such as biological assessments for Endangered Species Act consultations, Marine Mammal Protection Act permit applications, and other related documents.

  • You will provide technical leadership to ensure quality and consistency for products and services produced by the Environmental Business Line and provide overall technical direction for the Natural Resources program within Navy Region Northwest.

  • You will review and develop plans for the annual programming of innovative natural resources projects.

  • You will oversee and assist with installations’ compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations on issues related to assigned areas of expertise.

  • You will provide briefings, point papers, and other information to Regional Commanders, Commanding Officers, Public Works Officers, agencies and Tribal leaders.

  • You will interpret laws, regulations, and policies to effect good business decisions and successful project execution.

  • You will act as a project leader for execution of difficult, highly complex projects, or controversial projects.

  • You will scope, budget, assist contracting, implement, and manage cost and schedule for natural resources projects relating to threatened and endangered species

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