NAO-DHA-9905-20-002- 0401-12 Biologist

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Dec. 17, 2019
Expiration date: 1/11/2020

Public Notice Number: NAO-DHA-9905-20-002- 0401-12 Biologist
Opening and Closing Dates: 19 Dec 2019 – 11 Jan 2020
Position Title: Biologist
Series/Grade: GS-0401-12 – 2 positions will be filled with this public notice
Full Performance Level: GS- 12
Duty Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Norfolk, Va.
Salary Range: $74,750-$97,179 (GS-12)
Work Schedule: Full-time
Appointment Type: Permanent
Start Date: On or prior to 10 February 2020
Relocation: Relocation (PCS) expenses may be authorized
Travel Requirement: Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel required
Who May Apply: U.S Citizens, nationals, or those who owe allegiance to the United States.

Eligibility Requirements: Any individual who meets the following qualification requirements may apply for this position under DHA.  Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may meet the qualification requirement using education or a combination of education and experience. – Please provide transcripts.

Basic Requirement for Biologist
A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience.  Prepares National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance documents that describe environmental conditions and describe potential environmental impacts of proposed projects to environmental resources. Prepares environmental permits to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.  Has experience planning and implementing environmental restoration projects.  Has experience conducting ecological modeling to assess benefits of environmental restoration projects.

 Responsibilities and Duties: Independently serves as the environmental technical team lead for project delivery teams and prepares technical environmental reports including NEPA compliance documents (Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements) for civil works water resource projects such as environmental restoration, shoreline erosion management, navigation, and coastal storm risk management projects; military construction projects and the District’s International, Interagency and Environmental Studies projects. Independently obtains required permits, certifications, and approvals including but not limited to Coastal Barrier Resources Act determinations, U.S. Coast Guard permits, Clean Water Act, 401 Water Quality Certificates and 404 Permits, Coastal Zone Management Federal Consistency Determinations, Endangered Species Act, Section 7 biological assessments, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation Management Act Essential Fish Habitat Assessments, and state and federal permits. Independently conducts and coordinates Clean Water Act, Section 404 (of the Clean Water Act) delineations of protected resources.  Coordinates studies with other Federal, State, and local agencies and the public.

Serves as lead plan formulator for aquatic ecosystem restoration projects which includes development of project alternatives and conducting ecomodeling analyses to assess project environmental benefits.  Provides technical guidance to lower grade professionals and technicians on detailed work assignments. 

Condition of Employment:
1. Must meet suitability for Federal employment
2. Will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
3. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration
Personnel security investigation required
4. Will be required to serve a 2 year probationary period upon new appointment
5. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
6. Reasonable accommodation is available to qualified employees with disabilities

How to Apply: Please provide your current resume (citing specialized experience) via email: to Please submit all information in PDF or Word format. Please ensure your email has the following subject line: NAO-DHA-9905-20-002- 0401-12 Biologist.

Application packages that are received after the closing date, do not contain resume showing specialized experience, or are submitted in unreadable formats will not be considered.