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Wildlife Biologist or Natural Resource Specialist

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is announcing a vacancy for a Wildlife Biologist, GS-0468-11 or a Natural Resource Specialist, GS-0401-11 permanent position.

The permanent position may have a duty station in Lakewood, WI or Laona, WI.

This outreach will provide management with information when determining how to fill the position by series and title.

The permanent position may be filled through use of direct hire authorities or advertised competitively. The hiring manager is considering use of direct hire authorities available to:

To express interest in this position, please respond to this outreach at:

Please also send a cover letter, documents confirming direct hire qualifications, and your resume to by May 30, 2023.

Point of Contact:
For more information about this position, please contact District Ranger, Mike Brown at or 715-674-4481

About the Position – Major Duties
Coordinates multiple resource uses, activities and requirements with other resource management activities through participation in on-the-ground inspection of recreation activities, second growth management, timber sales, road construction or other activities which affect resource responsibilities. ▪ Develops, implements, and administers the fisheries and wildlife program and plans. Correlates fish and wildlife management with other resources management. Inventories and evaluates fish and wildlife habitat conditions and needs. Develops habitat management improvement plans. Inspects habitat improvement projects for compliance with approved plans. Plans and executes administrative studies and surveys. Prepares technical progress and final reports relating to habitat management. ▪ Provides guidance for the development of wildlife management plans and/or habitat management plans. ▪ Prepares project work plans and coordinates project work with other Unit personnel taking into consideration wildlife habitat requirements in relation to other multiple-use management of forest and range activities. ▪ Develops and implements wildlife interpretative programs and other means to promote the Fish and Wildlife programs on the unit. ▪ Plans and executes administrative studies and surveys to obtain information on the effects of forest management on wildlife populations, harvest, and movements. ▪ Provides technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees. Plans work to be accomplished, sets, and adjusts short-term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work.

Other Information of Interest
The work schedule is Maxi flex. Travel is required occasionally. This position is not a bargaining unit position.