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Subject: [AFS] Position/Zoned District Fish Biologist-Montana
Zoned District Fish Biologist
Gallatin National Forest
Yellowstone and Gardiner Ranger Districts
Title, Series, and Grade: Fish Biologist, GS-482-11
Location: Gardiner, Livingston, or Big Timber, Montana
Housing: Government housing is not available. .
The Gallatin National Forest will soon be filling a permanent, full-time
Zone Fisheries Biologist position. The position will be filled through Open
or Continuous Recruitment announcements for current and former career
permanent employees (Perm-OCR-482-911-FISHBIO-G) and seasonal or
non-government employees (Perm-OCR-0482-911-FISHBIO-DP).
The list of qualified applicants will be requested from our Human Resource
Management office on February 14th, 2011. All application materials should
be submitted before that date to be considered for this position. See "How
to Apply" details below.
About the Position:
The target position for this outreach is a journey-level Fisheries Biologist
at the GS-11 grade. This position may be filled under Merit Promotion or
DEMO. The position will be located at the Gardiner District in Gardiner,
MT, or the Yellowstone District, in either the Livingston office or Big
Timber office, Montana. The incumbent will be a key member of the Gardiner
and Yellowstone District staff and the Forests' Fish Program Team. The
position will be supervised by either the Yellowstone District Ranger or the
Gardiner District Ranger depending on duty station selection; however,
program of work and priorities are determined by both district rangers.
The incumbent will serve as fisheries biologist with primary
responsibilities for the Gardiner and Yellowstone Districts. He or she will
also be a forest-wide technical resource as part of the Forest Fisheries
Team. In addition, the incumbent may occasionally assist the Custer
National Forest with project work. The primary duties associated with this
position include native fish conservation, population and habitat
restoration planning and implementation, project support for other resource
areas, NEPA planning, and partner collaboration. The incumbent will:
. Supervise 2-4 seasonal employees.
. Be responsible for developing and implementing the fisheries program
in collaboration with other fisheries biologists on the forest-wide team.
The current fisheries program includes instream and riparian restoration,
watershed restoration, aquatic organism passage, native fish conservation
and restoration, high mountain lake management, and monitoring.
. Collaborate with numerous Federal, State, non-profit partners, and
other resource areas to identify, fund and implement aquatic restoration
projects. The Gallatin National Forest places high emphasis on planning and
implementing coordinated native fish restoration activities with the Montana
Department Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Yellowstone National Park.
. Serve as project proponent and leader to plan and implement a
variety of aquatic restoration activities.
. Serve as interdisciplinary team member for planning other land
management activities, including providing existing condition and effects
analyses and mitigation measures for fuels and vegetation treatments, horse
and cattle grazing allotments, mineral exploration and mining projects,
watershed restoration projects, travel plan management, recreation
developments, and land use permits.
Specific Duties: Provide support in the management of fish/aquatic
resources on multiple districts across the forests. Provide technical
verbal and written support on vegetation, range, recreation, minerals and
other resource projects. The biologist serves as a technical contact for
the public and other agency on fish/aquatic resources. Jointly coordinates
aquatic resource management activities with other state and local agencies
and groups. Ensures plans are technically sound and adequate in meeting
overall natural resource management objectives for two Forest Plans.
Participates in public meetings as assigned and works with partners to
improve coordination in aquatic resource management.
Fishery Resources: The 1.8 million acre Gallatin National Forest in
southwest Montana has over 1740 miles of fishable streams and rivers and
over 700 high mountain lakes and reservoirs. This vast diversity of aquatic
habitats allows for an incredible array native fish conservation and
recreational fishing opportunities. The headwaters of three of the most
famous "Blue Ribbon" trout streams in southwest Montana; the Gallatin,
Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers originate on the Gallatin National Forest.
The East Zone of the Gallatin National Forest includes stations at Big
Timber, Livingston, and Gardiner. National Forest lands total about 1.2
million acres, of which nearly half arewithin the Absaroka/Beartooth
Wilderness. Designated Wilderness, wilderness study areas, and other
roadless areas make up about four-fifths of the East Zone.
The Forest has two sensitive cutthroat trout species (Westslope and
Yellowstone cutthroat). There are no Endangered or Threatened fish and both
native cutthroat have interagency conservation agreements and strategies in
place. The Forest benefits from strong collaborative working relationships
with fishery professionals from neighboring state and federal agencies.
LIVINGSTON: Livingston is a full service community of approximately 7500
people. It is located 25 miles east of Bozeman, about 50 miles north of
Gardiner and Yellowstone National Park, and about 115 miles west of Billings
(Montana's largest city). Several renowned artists reside in Livingston
and the town contains several art galleries and a wide variety of
restaurants. Agriculture and tourism are the major industries of the area.
Livingston is located on the Yellowstone River and central to the East Zone.
The river and private tributary spring creeks offer world-class fly-fishing.
The nearby Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness contains the largest concentration
of peaks over 10,000 ft. anywhere in the continental U.S. There are five
trailheads leading into the Wilderness within a short drive of Livingston.
South of town in Paradise Valley, Chico Hot Springs is a popular year round
destination. The northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park and such
attractions as Mammoth Hot Springs are within an hour's drive of Livingston.
There is a good selection of homes on the market ranging from $100,00 for a
small 2 bedroom one bath home to $250,000 for a more modern larger home.
Homes with acreage are also available in Paradise Valley and the Shields
Valley and prices typically start at $300,000. Rentals range from $450 to
$1000 per month. No government housing is available in Livingston.
Elevation: 4568 ft Annual Mean Snowfall: 43.8
Growing Season Days: 80-100 Annual Mean Rainfall
12 - 14 inches
January Average Temp. 23 Ave. Summer Wind Speed 16 mph
July Average Temp. 82 Ave. Winter Wind Speed 21
Education: Public Schools: Elementary 2, Middle School 1, High School 1,
Private Schools: Elementary 1 (K-8)
Medical Facilities: 1 Hospital, 3 Major Clinic, and 5Assisted Living.
Community Amenities: Public Libraries 1, Bus Services 1 (in town only) and 4
(into/out of town), Movie Theaters 1, Live theaters 2
Health Clubs 2, Commercial Airlines 5 (Bozeman/Belgrade airport)
Related websites to visit are <http://www.livingston-chamber.com/>
http://www.livingston-chamber.com/ or <http://fs.usda.gov/gallatin>
BIG TIMBER: Big Timber is a full service community of approximately 1800
people. It is located 35 miles east of Livingston, 60 miles east of Bozeman
and about 80 miles west of Billings (Montana's largest city).
Big Timber is historically a rural, agricultural community; however,
Stillwater Mining Company is now the largest employer in the area and
employs approximately 300 people. A small industrial park is home to three
manufacturing firms producing specialty products.
Big Timber sits in the valley formed by the confluence of the Boulder River
and the Yellowstone River. These rivers and private tributary spring creeks
offer world-class fly-fishing. There are five trailheads leading into the
AB Wilderness within a short drive. The Boulder mountains to the south and
the Crazy mountains to the north offer a vast number of hiking trails, ghost
towns, several Forest Service campgrounds and features such as the Natural
Bridge and the Indian Caves.
There is a limited selection of homes on the market starting at
approximately $125,000. Few homes with acreage are also available. Few
rental homes are available and no government housing is available in Big
Elevation: 4100 ft
Growing Season Days: Average 123 frost-free days
January Average Temp: 27 Degrees
July Average Temp: 70 Degrees
Annual Mean Rainfall: 12-14 inches
Ave. Summer Wind Speed: 16 mph
Ave. Winter Wind Speed: 21 mph
EDUCATION: There is one grade school with gymnasium and a high school with
cafeteria, gymnasium, and athletic field. The grade school includes grades
K-8 and has approximately 367 students. A gifted and talented student
program is also available. Extracurricular activities include band, boys
and girl's basketball, boy's football, girl's volleyball, Science Olympiad,
and Destination Imagination. The High School has 186 students, and some of
the extracurricular activities include girl's volleyball and boy's football.
Activities that are available for both genders include basketball, golf,
track, cross country running, choir, marching, jazz and pep bands, FFA,
Speech and Drama, Science Olympiad and other academic competitions. Soccer
and baseball are also available in the spring and summer months.
MEDICAL FACILITIES: Medical services include a doctor, optometrist, 2
dentists, chiropractor, medical clinic, emergency room, medical assistance
facility, volunteer ambulance service, and nursing home. An assisted living
facility is under construction. The nearest hospital is 35 miles away in
Public Libraries 1 Bus Services 1
Health Clubs 1 Commercial Airlines
Bozeman and Billings
Movie Theaters 1 Museums 1
Parks 1 Art Galleries 1
Community Theaters 1
Related websites to visit are <http://www.bigtimber.com/>
or http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin/ or
GARDINER: Gardiner, Montana is located in Southwest Montana at the north
entrance to Yellowstone National Park and is 50 miles south Livingston. The
town and larger community of Gardiner straddle both sides of the Yellowstone
River, all within Park County, MT. Founded in 1880, Gardiner became the
center of activity for visitors to the region, serving as the original
year-round entrance to the park. Gardiner offers motels, restaurants,
shops, art galleries, a small private airport, and many visitor services. A
year-round community of 850 people are supported by banks, emergency
services, 3 churches, 1 grocery store, 2 gas stations, a pharmacy and the
Gardiner public schools which educate K-12 years. Climate in the area
offers a wide variety through the four seasons; termperatures range from
80's and 90's during summer months to low teens during winter months. Below
zero temperatures in the winter are common. Total yearly precipitation
averages 10 inches. A small medical clinic is located in Mammoth, Wyoming,
5 miles inside the Park.
There are few homes or rental properties available in the Gardiner area.
Government housing is currently not available, however, housing may become
available in the future.
Related websites to visit are: / <http://gardinerchamber.com/>
How to Apply: If you would like more information, please contact Ron
Archuleta, Yellowstone District Ranger, at (406) 222-1892 or via e-mail at
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If you are interested in this position please complete the Outreach Response
Form and email it to Ron Archuleta at the above address no later than
February 14, 2011. Interested applicants will find the above listed Open
and Continuous Recruitment Vacancy Announcements listed at USAJobs
<http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/> http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ with information
about how to apply.
For a summary of the vacancy announcements, go to the following links:
OUTREACH NOTICE FORM
East Zone Gallatin National Forest
Reply by February _14___, 2011
If current Federal employee, type of appointment: q Permanent q
q Term q Other
Preferred Duty Station(s) Livingston, Gardiner, Big Timber (circle
Current Position Title, Series, Grade:
If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you
eligible to be hired under any of the following special employment
q PERSON WITH DISABILITIES
q VETERANS READJUSTMENT
q 30% COMPENSABLE VETERAN
q VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998
q FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
q STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM CONVERSION
q OTHER (please identify) _______________________________
If interested in this position, please complete this form and email it to
Ron Archuleta, Yellowstone District Ranger, [log in to unmask], by
February 28, 2011.
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