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    Salary: $103,106 (Step 01) to $134,038 (Step 10)

    Open to all U.S. citizens: DEN-2018-0294

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    Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? The USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) in La Crosse, WI is soliciting interest from qualified individuals to serve as a Supervisory Ecologist to implement, maintain, and manage a comprehensive and dynamic ecological research program addressing critical questions of aquatic and terrestrial ecology, restoration ecology, endangered and threatened species, invasive species, climate adaptation and more. The successful incumbent (1) is recognized as an expert in aquatic or terrestrial ecology, (2) provides professional expertise and experience to successfully coordinate and maintain a multimillion dollar research program, and (3) establishes and fosters collaborations with federal, state and tribal natural resource management agencies, nongovernmental organizations and academia to deliver a partner-focused research program addressing high priority research needs in the fields of aquatic and terrestrial ecology. Additionally, the Supervisory Ecologist leads and supervises a dynamic team of research scientists and technical support staff, collaboratively establishes a research program and focus, manages interagency cooperative research agreements and research funding, and ensures that the research program delivered meets the highest technical standards and scientific excellence of USGS. The expertise and objectives of this position are critical to the successful operation of a research laboratory and delivery of high-quality, documented, and defensible science by USGS federal, state, tribal partners and the Public. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov/.

    As a SUPERVISORY ECOLOGIST within the UPPER MIDWEST ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Directly communicates and coordinates with USGS Program Coordinators and Program Managers, funding requests to implement and conduct high-priority research needs of a range of DOI and other agency partners.
    • Implements effective budget oversight, including distribution of appropriated funds to Ecological Sciences Branch (ESB) scientists, to ensure budget execution of a diverse appropriated and reimbursable-funded program; identifies, prioritizes, and programs investments into future scientific capacity within ESB, and approves requests for travel, overtime, within-grade increases, and expenditures above mirco threshold limits.
    • Identifies and defines problem areas and formulates/leads interdisciplinary teams of ESB and other Center scientists and external partners in developing annual to mid-year science frameworks and research initiatives on large, complex, interdisciplinary scales to address diverse questions related to the form, function and processes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and ecosystem restoration.
    • Prepares issue papers and research proposals for new project starts and submits them for the Center and, when appropriate, regional, mission area, and national approval and funding.
    • Maintains close liasion and working relations with the scientific community and with administrators and professional personnel in DOI, USGS, and other Federal and State natural resource agencies.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0408 Ecology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506730500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.