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    *Are you an Ecologist professional looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for providing customer service? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

    Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
    Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov

    What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

    This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

    Salary: $60,210 (Step 01) to $78,270 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    As an Ecologist within the Wetlands & Aquatic Research Center (WARC), some of your specific duties will include:

    • Develops a competitive research program focusing on advancing our understanding of ecosystems services including carbon and water cycle science within wetlands and/or adjacent aquatic environments.
    • Develops, designs, and conducts statistical protocols necessary to analyze spatial and temporal coastal wetland carbon flux data sets to interpret management influence.
    • Maintains close liaison and working relations with the scientific community in the academic fields of ecosystem ecology, carbon cycle science, biometeorology, and forest and wetland ecology to collaborate on common objectives.
    • Continously contributes to, reviews and synthesizes the literature on greenhouse gas techniques and ecosystem fluxes of carbon.
    • Operates a government owned vehicle as an incidental driver.
    • The work requires above average ability and dexterity. The work includes a combination of sedentary (computer-based, laboratory, agency meetings, planes, cars) and physical labor (installing field eddy covariance studies and greenhouse studies), the latter includes walking, bending, climbing, and carrying light and heavy items through wet, mucky terrain as required. The work is conducted in both office and outdoor settings. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of outdoor work. The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted. This position has a strong instrumentation focus, so care will need to be taken in the maintenance and repair of electrical systems, including installation of equipment at heights above 10 m. Specialized safety training will be required for any employee climbing towers, including the incumbent, technicians, volunteers, and co-PIs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 3 to 7 nights a month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

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