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    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 position is with the U.S. Geological Survey, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program. This Program was established to facilitate cooperation between the department of the Interior, universities, State natural resource agencies, and private organizations and to conduct programs of research and education related to fish and wildlife resource management. The selectee for this position will serve as the Assistant Unit Leader for the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and by appointment is a member of the graduate faculty of the University of Idaho, serving without compensation from the University.

    GS-12 salary: $73,375 (step 01) to $95,388 (step 10);

    GS-13 salary: $87,252 (Step 01) to $113,428 (Step 10);

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    Open to current or former Federal employees: RES-2018-0126

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    As a Research Wildlife Biologist within the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Planning, conducting and directing research related to wildlife, or ecological resources, with application to contemporary science, policy and management needs.
    • Conducting research that is cooperator driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decision.
    • Serving as subject matter expert in wildlife biology issues and ecological resources, providing leadership and guidance to government and private agencies and university representatives through participation in meetings, conferences and work groups.
    • Disseminating research results via final reports, peer-reviewed print scientific journals, online scientific journals, books, book chapters or other outlets. Making presentations on findings to scientific and conservation organizations.
    • Serving as a graduate faculty member, contributing to both the research, graduate student mentorship and teaching mission of the university.
    • Operates government owned vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - An average of 5 nights of travel per month may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0486 Wildlife Biology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495865600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.