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    This position is a Social Scientist, GS- 0101-12/13 working in various duty locations and the duty locations may be negotiable.

    This position is also open to the public under announcement MR-21-11094120-DP (DE). You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    As a Social Scientist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

    The incumbent serves as a Social Scientist in the Service, providing technical assistance for the regional or Program programming, further developing the a region's or Program's strategic priority of understanding human dimensions of wildlife and other natural resource conservation, and supporting planning for expanding social science capacity within the region or Program and the Service more broadly.

    Provides leadership and expert advice on conservation social science in addressing the human dimensions of wildlife and other natural resource conservation.

    Applies social science expertise to inform program staff and senior leadership on the human dimensions of complex wildlife and other natural resource conservation issues.

    Develops systematic approaches to program evaluation and provides advice and guidance to the field staff and/or manager to ensure consistency and ability to roll up data for national-level reporting.
    Maintains working relationships with staff across work units in region or program to expand social science consideration in planning and decision-making.

    Represents region or program in agency-wide strategic planning for mainstreaming social science in conservation planning, implementation and evaluation as standard practice in the Service.

    Assists work unit and region or program in building capacity and integrating social science to better understand conservation issues and priorities, and, in turn, develop and implement more effective conservation policies and actions.

    Communicates formally (group presentations, webinars, technical write-ups) and informally (one-on-one discussion, less technical blogs for wider audiences) on the use of conservation social science tools, resources, and research to address natural resources management challenges/questions, to increase visitor engagement; and/or to increase conservation knowledge of laypersons.??????

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600659900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.