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    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

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    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: GS-11 $66,577 (Step 01) to $86,553 (Step 10); GS-12 $79,799 (Step 01) to $103,739 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired atthe Step 01.

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    As an Interdisciplinary Ecologist/Physical Scientist within the Fort Collins Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Gathering biological and physical science data to conduct spatial data analysis.
    • Performing database development and maintenance.
    • Developing data visualization and reporting tools.
    • Preparing reports and scientific papers.
    • Managing application development projects that support the science of the USGS mission.
    North American bats face unprecedented risks from continuing and emerging threats including habitat loss and fragmentation, white-nose syndrome, energy development, and climate change. There is an urgent need to document changes in bat populations in response to these threats as well as assess management actions aimed at mitigating these threats. The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) was recently created as a continental-wide program to monitor bats to promote effective conservation decision-making and the long-term viability of bat populations across the continent. NABat program goals include: 1) develop, implement and maintain a long-term continental-scale program to monitor bat distributions and indices of abundance at rangewide, regional, and local scales, and 2) provide regular analyses and reporting on the status and trends of bat populations to inform managers and policy makers so that they can manage bat populations effectively. This position will develop, maintain, and use complex ecological databases and data visualization tools and applications for multiple bat projects, including NABat, that are used to determine ecological distribution and population trends over spatial and temporal scales, detect early warning signs of populations declines, assess species vulnerabilities to emerging threats, and access species recovery.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required 1 to 4 nights per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    U.S. Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498323900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.