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    This position is with the U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program. Cooperative Research Units exist in partnership with the host university, state wildlife agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and Wildlife Management Institute, and have a three-fold mission: (1) graduate education, (2) research, and (3) technical assistance. In fulfillment of the CRU mission, Unit Leaders are required to develop a robust, well-funded research program, teach and advise graduate students, mentor and supervise Assistant Unit Leaders, participate as faculty members at the host university, and collaborate with state and federal management agencies.

    For more information, see https://www.coopunits.org/Arkansas.

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    As a Research Ecologist/Research Wildlife Biologist within the Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Plans, conducts and directs research related to wildlife ecology with application to contemporary science, policy, and management needs.
    • Conducts research that is object driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decision.
    • Serves as a subject matter expert in wildlife biology or ecological issues.
    • Disseminates research results via final reports, peer-reviewed journals, books, book chapters or other outlets.
    • Makes presentations on findings to scientific and conservations organizations.
    • Serves as a member of the graduate faculty of the host university.
    • Performs supervisory duties <25% of time.

    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…

    Current or former Federal employees with permanent competitive status; OR individuals eligible under a special or noncompetitive appointing authority (e.g., disabled, eligible Pathways Intern within conversion period, former Intern noncompetitively converted to a term appt, Returning Peace Corps Volunteer, etc.). Veterans with preference or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approx 3yrs or more of continuous active service. Addtl info: VetGuide.

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497025700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.