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    Salary: $86,657 (Step 01) to $112,659 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    The incumbent of this position is entitled to a cost of living allowance (COLA) of 2.86% for 2021 in addition to basic salary.

    Open to current or former Federal employees: USGS-SAC-21-11111070-ST-MB

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    As a Research Wildlife Biologist within the Alaska Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Serves as a principal investigator on conducting research related to marine mammals in the Arctic environment of Alaska, with a focus on walrus.
    • Responsible for all aspects of the research program, including identifying the most pertinent research relative to DOI program needs, formulating research plans, and sourcing large funding initiatives.
    • Conducts research in wildlife telemetry, analysis of animal movement, behavior, physiology, feeding ecology, habitat associations, benthic ecology and quantitative methods to summarize data.
    • Communicates scientific findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations, and public meetings.

    Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; and bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. The work requires moderate physical ability and average agility and dexterity.

    Work Environment: Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in the field. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 3 nights per month may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0486 Wildlife Biology

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