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Closing Date

Wildlife Biologist

April 24, 2023 at 4:00:00 AM

US Marine Corps

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA, USA

Job Type

Federal GS 11

Job Status

Pay Range

Remote/ Telework Option

Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

$78,307 - $101,796 per year

Full-time Permanent

Job Description 

You will serve as a Wildlife Biologist in the Coastal and Riparian Ecosystem Management Section for Environmental Security of MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON.


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

  • 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.

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

  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

  • 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.

  • This position is a bargaining unit.

QualificationsIn addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional Wildlife Biologist performing most or all of the following duties: 1) Managing endangered and non-game species for an organization to evaluate effects of activities on natural resources; 2) Developing long range and annual incremental plans for the implementation of wildlife management programs to include species specific and ecosystem management plans; 3) Analyzing wildlife population and habitat by performing research (e.g., developing census and habitat analysis techniques, collecting and analyzing baseline data, and monitoring population trends), and preparing species distribution map, habitat maps, and species lists; 4) Coordinating with conservation agencies, biological consultants, universities, and private researchers to plan, develop, and implement wildlife population and habitat management studies, surveys, and improvement projects; and 5) Reviewing draft and final reports and incorporating results into management plans.Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

EducationApplicants MUST provide all relevant transcripts needed to confirm that the positive education requirement has been met.Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:You must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in 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.ORYou must have a 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.---Applicants MUST provide all relevant transcripts needed to verify education substitution for specialized experience.The following can be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements (listed under Qualifications Section) of this position: successful completion of a Ph.D. in a related discipline appropriate to this position ; OR successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related discipline appropriate to this position; OR a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.

Job Duties


  • You will assist the Supervisory Wildlife Biologist with wildlife and fisheries management, applying a broad range of wildlife conversation principles and techniques to managing populations of federal and state listed species and their habitats.

  • You will assure implementation of and compliance with federal, state, and Department of Defense natural resource regulations, directives, policies, and procedures for the Base.

  • You will interpret environmental laws with regard to training, construction, and facilities maintenance projects in compliance with applicable federal legislation and national programs for protection of natural resources.

  • You will coordinate with conservation agencies, biological consultants, universities and private researchers to plan, develop and implement wildlife/fisheries populations and habitat management studies, surveys and improvement projects.

  • You will serve as a technical expert on wildlife and fisheries matters.

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