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    The government-wide STEM direct hire authority for Biologist, 0401, and Statistician, 1350, is being used to fill this position.

    Salary:$121,600 (Step 01) to $159,286 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    In 2020, the USGS established the Eastern Ecological Science Center (EESC), a multi-location science center that includes major facilities in Maryland, Massachusetts, and West Virginia. The EESC is a combine of the former USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Leetown Science Center. The science center is responsible for implementing research and monitoring that improve the Department of Interior's understanding and management of the nation's natural resources. The center's research program includes approximately 150 scientific and science support personnel distributed across all three site locations and employees in other locations. A reorganization of the combined center's science capabilities resulted in the establishment of four Science Capability Teams described below, and for which each a manager is being recruited through this vacancy announcement.

    • Species Population Dynamics & Surveillance Capability Team is group of scientific programs and scientists including the Bird Banding Laboratory, North American Breeding Bird Survey, Native Bee Laboratory and Conservation Genetics and Genomics Program focused on scientific investigations and long-term, large-scale datasets of enduring value on species occurrence, distribution, demography, and population trends.
    • Ecological Patterns and Processes Capability Team performs a broad array of research including stream and wetland ecology, fish, mussel, avian and amphibian ecology, landscape ecology and ecological modeling, remote sensing and geospatial analysis; fish passage and hydraulic modeling; endangered species conservation; and habitat assessment and evaluation.
    • Quantitative Methods and Decision Science Capability Team is focused on research to assess the status and trends of populations of biological organisms involving complex statistical analyses, developing user-friendly software for managers, and utilizing Structured Decision making and adaptive management approaches.
    • Animal Health and Diagnostic Surveillance Capability Team performs research pertaining to terrestrial and aquatic wildlife health and disease, including infectious and non-infectious disease processes, biological and chemical contaminants and the characterization of emerging and impactful wildlife pathogens, toxins, and other disease agents.

    Responsibilities of the Capability Team Manager include many aspects of leading and managing people, maintaining cutting-edge science aligned with partner needs, implementing the center's science direction and operations, and budgets. The selectee(s) will lead, manage, and supervise 20-40 scientists within the assigned Capability Team and is responsible for oversight of the associated science programs. The Capability Team Manager provides leadership and strategic guidance to support the Center Director's Office for achieving strong alignment science programs, effective operations and business practices, and improve overall productivity, efficiencies, and quality of the center's work.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to two nights per month 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/599716700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.