Interdisciplinary Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader) (Mp-Dg)

Department Of The Interior Lincoln , NE 68501

Posted 3 weeks ago

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What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

Salary:

GS-12: $76,721 (Step 01) to $99,741 (Step 10);

GS-13: $91,231 (Step 01) to $118,603 (Step 10);

This position is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:

Open to US Citizens: DEN-2020-0157

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Responsibilities

As a Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist within the Nebraska Cooperative Fish &Wildlife Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:

  • 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, peerreviewed 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) on landscape-scale habitat change and associated stressors; 2) that addresses wildlife population responses to landscape-scale changes in habitat and associated stressors; and 3) that will enhance conservation of wildlife populations.

Travel Required

25% or less - Overnight travel of an average of up to 5 nights per month may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15 - The full performance level for a Research position is GS-15; however, promotion eligibility is dependent upon the scientific contributions of the incumbent as evaluated by a peer panel.

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0408 Ecology

0486 Wildlife Biology

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Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.

  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

  • Selectee must provide a valid state driver's license & safe driving record.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

  • Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.

  • You will be required to operate a government-owned or -leased vehicle in the performance of your official duties. Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possess a valid State license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State license and a copy of your driving record.

  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

  • If selected for this position, you may be required to file one or more financial statements and/or a procurement integrity certification of compliance upon reporting and annually, some of which may be subject to public disclosure.

Qualifications

ECOLOGIST-GS-0408-12:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Ecologist, all grade levels.

A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in ecology, and 12 semester hours or the equivalent in physical and mathematical sciences.

Ph.D Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position.

GS-12: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study appropriate for this position is qualifying at the GS-12 level.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST-GS-0486-12:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

Research positions: Degree with major in wildlife biology, zoology, or botany that included at least 30 semester hours of course work in biological science and 15 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and earth sciences. This course work must have included:

  • At least 9 semester hours of training applicable to wildlife biology in such subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, principles of population dynamics, or related course work in the field of wildlife biology; and

  • At least 12 semester hours in zoological subjects such as invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy of the vertebrates, embryology, animal physiology, entomology, herpetology, parasitology, and genetics; and

  • At least 9 semester hours in the field of botany and related plant science; and

  • At least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, soils, and/or geology.

Ph.D Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position.

GS-12: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study appropriate for this position is qualifying at the GS-12 level.

ECOLOGIST-GS-0408-13:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Ecologist, all grade levels.

A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in ecology, and 12 semester hours or the equivalent in physical and mathematical sciences.

Ph.D Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position.

In addition to the basic qualifications, the incumbent will have demonstrated abilities and experience (1) developing and applying advanced quantitative procedures to estimate and model population demographic parameters and rate functions; (2) conducting related research at multiple scales, including spatial modeling from local to landscape perspectives and multiple temporal boundaries; and (3) designing research and applying results to enhance conservation of bird, mammal, or herp populations and assemblages.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST-GS-0486-13:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

Research positions: Degree with major in wildlife biology, zoology, or botany that included at least 30 semester hours of course work in biological science and 15 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and earth sciences. This course work must have included:

  • At least 9 semester hours of training applicable to wildlife biology in such subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, principles of population dynamics, or related course work in the field of wildlife biology; and

  • At least 12 semester hours in zoological subjects such as invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy of the vertebrates, embryology, animal physiology, entomology, herpetology, parasitology, and genetics; and

  • At least 9 semester hours in the field of botany and related plant science; and

  • At least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, soils, and/or geology.

Ph.D Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position.

In addition to the basic qualifications, the incumbent will have demonstrated abilities and experience developing and conducting basic or applied research 1) on landscape-scale habitat change and associated stressors; 2) that addresses wildlife population responses to landscape-scale changes in habitat and associated stressors; and 3) that will enhance conservation of wildlife populations.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

  • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .

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Interdisciplinary Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader) (Mp-Dg)

Department Of The Interior