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    Salary: GS-12: $77,488 (Step 01) to $100,739 (Step 10);

    This is an interdisciplinary position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:

    Open to all U.S. citizens under: USGS-DEN-21-11010209-DE-DEG

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    As a Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader) within the South Dakota Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Plans, conducts, and directs research related to wildlife or ecological resources, with application to contemporary science, policy and management needs.
    • Conducts research that is cooperator driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decisions.
    • Serves as subject matter expert in fish and wildlife ecology, providing leadership and guidance to government and private agencies and university representatives through participation in meetings, conferences and work groups.
    • Disseminate research results via final reports, peer reviewed print scientific journals, online scientific journals, books, book chapters or other outlets. Make presentations on findings to scientific and conservation organizations.
    • Serves as graduate faculty member, contributing to both the research, graduate student mentorship, and teaching mission of the university.
    • Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Desirable candidates will possess the following: 1) ability to build an applied research program focused on the quantitative ecology, management, and conservation of wildlife; 2) expertise in frequentist and Bayesian approaches to analytical techniques such as trend analysis, capture-recapture techniques, occupancy modeling, spatial analysis and habitat-dynamics modeling; competency in R and programming skills; 3) ability to conduct collaborative research on large-scale wildlife studies related to a changing climate and impacts of natural and human disturbance on their habitats; and 4) experience designing, planning, conducting and synthesizing results from field research.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590582700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.