U.S. Geological Survey

As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.  The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

The USGS employs the best and the brightest experts who bring a range of earth and life science disciplines to bear on problems. By integrating our diverse scientific expertise, the USGS is able to understand complex natural science phenomena and provide scientific products that lead to solutions. Every day the 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS are working for you in more than 400 locations throughout the United States.

U.S. Geological Survey Moab, UT, USA
Dec 04, 2019
Full time
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? Salary: $51,440 (Step 01) to $66,868 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.  There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biologist within the Southwest Biological Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: -Participates in the planning and execution of complex studies on the response of biological soil crusts and plants of the Colorado Plateau to climate and land use. -Plans, organizes and implements biological investigations. -Performs data analysis including data summarization, statistical analyses, and writing code using R. -Use field and lab equipment to collect data. -Conduct literature reviews, summarize research findings and prepare tables and graphs, presents results at regional conferences, write reports and publish articles. Physical Demands and Work Environment: The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.  Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and in the field.  Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of outdoor work. Travel Required 25% or less - Overnight travel of 4 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Geological Survey Columbia, MO, USA
Dec 04, 2019
Full time
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at  the Step 01.  Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biologist within the Columbia Environmental Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: Participate in the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect ecosystems. Perform assignments in planning the approach and collecting data needed to carry out less complex studies or portions of larger biological science investigations. Plan, organize, and implement limited biological investigations that affect wildlife and/or fishery resources and their habitat conditions. Conduct limited program analyses, and review results of small studies or investigations. Gather, organize and interpret a wide variety of biological, ecological, pathological, public use data or other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations. Designing and conducting acute and chronic toxicity tests with aquatic organisms (preferably fish and amphibians) and creating and managing databases. Data analysis with R and SAS, ArcGIS. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; 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. Field and laboratory duties may require the use of special protective gear. The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted. Travel Required 25% or less - An average of 5 nights a month Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Geological Survey Jamestown, ND, USA
Oct 30, 2019
Full time
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? The government-wide direct-hire authority for Biologist is being used to fill this position. GS-11: Salary: $62,236 (Step 01) to $80,912 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.   Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a BIOLOGIST within the NORTHERN PRAIRIE WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER, some of your specific duties will include: Participate in the planning and execution of biological studies focused on either insect pollinators or plant communities, to support land management activities. Perform established, standardized tests and analyses on either vegetation or insect pollinators using R, Microsoft Access, Excel or similar software. Conduct plant-pollinator interaction research using established protocols. Develop resource selection models for wildlife. Assist in the preparation of reports and publications on pollinator or wildlife resource selection. WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is performed in an office, laboratory and/or in the field.  Fieldwork 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.  Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work.  Field and laboratory duties may require the use of special protective gear. Travel Required Occasional travel - 2 days per month Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !