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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, USGS, and Wildlife Management Institute, and have a three-fold mission: graduate education, research, and 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 www.coopunits.org/Alabama.

    As an Unit Leader within the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Planning, conducting, and directing research related to fisheries, wildlife or ecological resources with application to contemporary science, policy and management needs.
    • Conducting research that is objective driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decisions.
    • Serving as a subject matter expert in fisheries or wildlife biology issues or ecological resources, providing leadership and guidance to government and private agencies and university representatives through participation in meetings, conferences, and work groups.
    • Disseminating research results via final reports, peer-reviewed print scientific journals, online scientific journals, books, book chapters or other outlets.
    • Making presentations on findings to scientific and conversation organizations.
    • Serving as graduate faculty member, contributing to both the research, graduate student mentorship and teaching mission of the university.
    • Operates government owned vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - The full performance level for a Research position is GS-15; however, promotion eligibility is dependent upon the scientific contributions of the incumbent as evaluated by a peer panel.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529762100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.