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    USGS Science for a Changing World. Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to providing reliable scientific information and understanding our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this job is for you. Join the USGS and be on your way to a rewarding future.

    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: $49,937 (Step 01) to $64,917 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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    As a Wildlife Biologist within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    - Participating in the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning distribution, abundance, and habitat affiliations among seabirds at sea and on land including planning and scheduling field work based on weather and other logistics.

    - Capturing, handling, and identifying different seabirds to the species level

    - Conducting surveys to estimate seabird abundance including line-transects, strip transects, and photographic surveys at sea or of colonies.

    - Gathering, organizing, and interpreting biological, ecological, public-use data or other information pertinent to scientific studies.

    - Developing and maintaining project data in computer databases

    - Writing, modifying, and executing coding scripts to evaluate data using R, Matlab, or similar software applications

    - Preparing reports on progress and completion of studies.

    - Accessing field sites located on offshore rocks from small boats, conducting coastal surveys at sea form small boats, occasional beach launches and landings via zodiac.

    - Aircraft use including occasional helicopter access to field sites, and longer duration photographic surveys at sea (offshore) for up to 6 hrs per day for repeated days.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel away from home may be required 14-21 days per month during the field season.

    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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