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    • GS-13: $92,143 (Step 01) to $119,787 (Step 10);
    • GS-14: $108,885 (Step 01) to $141,548 (Step 10).

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    As a Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist (Unit Leader) within the Nevada Cooperative Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:

    • The Nevada Unit is a new Unit in the CRU program the first new Unit to be established in over 17 years. As such responsibilities of the Unit Leader will require substantive administrative and managerial oversight to get the Unit functioning and up to speed.
    • Plans, conducts, and directs research related to fish, 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.
    • The selectee will be required to obtain a graduate faculty appointment at the University of Nevada in Reno.
    • Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Desired candidates will possess the following:

    1) Demonstrated ability to build an applied, field-based research program focused on ecological patterns and processes at landscape to regional scales relevant to conservation and restoration of wildlife populations and habitats.

    2) Ability to develop innovative approaches to assess and address the vulnerability and resilience of Great Basin, Mojave, Eastern Sierra and surrounding habitats and species to natural and anthropogenic stressors. Ability to develop innovative approaches to assess current and future climate conditions to aid and inform decisions on conservation and management of wildlife, fish, their


    , and ecosystems.

    3) Demonstrated expertise in applied research and the application of modern quantitative analyses and tools for spatial analysis, spatial conservation planning, species interactions, or habitat dynamics modeling.

    4) Demonstrated effectiveness communicating scientific information to managers, policy makers, and the public. Demonstrated ability to manage and build complex programs to meet the needs of Nevada's wildlife through engagement with a diverse group of policy makers, agencies, scientific interests, and stakeholders. Ability to manage a research program that is collaborative and provides a scientific basis for management and policy decisions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 5 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604468600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.