About Jesus Morales
Meet Jesus Morales
What's your official title and job series?
GS-0810 Hydraulic Engineer
How would you describe your conservation work to someone you just met?
I help mitigate and alleviate the anthropologic impact on fish natural migratory routes.
What does conservation mean to you?
The pursuit of a more balanced coexistence between humans and their surrounding natural habitat.
What is your favorite aquatic species?
Do you have a memorable moment on the job?
There are many but removing an obsolete dam from a river near my hometown in Puerto Rico got to be in the top of the list.
Most enjoyable aspect of your work.
The large number of good and committed fellow conservationists who I get to meet and work with because of my position's regional coverage.
What led to your career choice? Did you have a fish or conservation "ah-ha!" moment?
I worked on a summer internship at the USGS Conte Lab in Turners Falls, MA. Everything about that experience shaped my future choices from then on.
Where did you go to school?
Universidad de Puerto Rico Mayaguez; University of Massachusetts Amherst.
To find available civil engineering positions, go to USAJobs.gov. Search “0810” Filter by “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service” or “Department of the Interior.” Position requires a degree with a major in engineering or a combination of education and experience. Details about education and experience requirements. Specific requirements are detailed in individual job listings.