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    Are you a Research Ecologist interested in 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.

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    Salary: $77,999 (Step 01) to $101,399 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    As a Research Ecologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Work with co-investigators in Colorado to develop long-term research strategies to support control and containment of invasive reptiles, with a focus on Florida and the Caribbean.
    • Propose, develop, and conduct rigorous ecological research on invasive reptiles.
    • Oversee and coordinate the activities of 2-4 lower-graded USGS co-workers and provide oversight of an intern program that is co-managed by cooperators.
    • Conduct quality assurance over incoming data, analyze data using cutting-edge quantitative tools, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Conduct fieldwork in challenging subtropical conditions, and capture, euthanize and necropsy invasive reptiles and amphibians.
    • Ensure that permits, animal care protocols, annual reports, manuscript reviews, and similar documents are accurate and completed on time.
    Physical Demands/Work Environment: Some field sites are remote and access is often by foot over terrain that is steep, slippery, densely vegetated, muddy, and/or of poor visibility, occasionally with additional hazards in the form of unexploded ordnance, metal debris, or other hazards typical of military lands. Some sites contain venomous or otherwise dangerous vertebrates including study subjects, biting/stinging insects, contact­poisonous plants, and other hazards. The incumbent must therefore be able to conduct field work in physically challenging environments, be willing to occasionally endure primitive camping conditions, and confidently traverse challenging terrain while avoiding potential threats and transporting 25 or more pounds of essential instruments and

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Average of 4 nights per month of travel required.

    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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    0408 Ecology

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