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
Oct 15, 2018
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 (Per Hour Rates): $26.29 (Step 01) to $34.18 (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 Fish Biologist within the Western Fisheries Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:  Participates in the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect fishery communities and ecosystems. Plans, organizes, and implements limited biological investigations that affect fishery resources and their habitat conditions. Gathers, organizes, and interprets a wide variety of biological, ecological, pathological data, and other information pertinent to studies or investigations.  Performs data analysis, prepares reports on progress and completion of studies, and writes reports to evaluate findings. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. Operates a boat less than 25 feet in order to conduct field work. 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. The work requires moderate physical ability. Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in the field. Temperature 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 50% or less - Overnight travel of up to 10 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: $29,847 (Step 01) $38,798 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.  Temporary - This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician within the Southwest Biological Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:  Collects biological data from desert tortoises in a field environment. Performs laboratory analysis of data to determine specified biological or physical characteristics. Enters, proofs and manages field data for archiving and analysis.  Drafts portions of scientific reports. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Work requires some physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, walking long distances over rugged terrain, stooping, bending, and carrying moderate loads. WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain and cold/hot weather. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear hiking boots and special organism handling gear.  Travel Required 25% or less - Overnight travel of an average of up to 5 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Cook, WA, USA
Oct 09, 2018
Full time
Open & closing dates:    10/09/2018   to   10/15/2018. This job will close when we have received   30 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: $48,653 (Step 01) to $63,254 (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 Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) within the Western Fisheries Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:  Assists in the development of field and lab research study plans. Anesthetizes juvenile pacific salmonids, pacific lampreys, and other marine fish species for surgical implantation of transmitters. Utilizes radio telemetry systems to locate and monitor fish. Compiles and refines data; performs computations and numerical summaries; prepares charts and reports.  Trains less experienced staff on field and lab procedures and data collection protocols. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.  Physical Demands and Work Environment Description: Field work frequently involves strenuous exertion including prolonged walking over wet, rocky surfaces and intermittent to prolonged walking over wet, rocky surfaces, and intermittent to prolonged climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling, balancing, crouching, and other related activities. The position includes exposure to inclement weather, physical exertion and long hours in the field. Work environment varies from field sites to laboratories, to offices. Work involves moderate risks and discomforts such as high noise levels and exposure to chemicals, adverse weather conditions, and extreme temperatures that may require following special safety procedures. Conditions of Employment as required by the USGS Watercraft Safety Program: Must be able to take and pass the Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) within six (6) months of employment. Must be able to obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification for the duration of employment. Must be able to obtain and maintain Wilderness or Advanced First Aid certification for duration of employment. Travel Required 50% or less - Overnight travel of up to 10 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Jamestown, ND, USA
Oct 09, 2018
Full time
Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   GS-09 Salary: $50,598 (Step 01) to $65,778 (Step 10) NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at  the Step 01.  Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The position of Biologist is within the Integrated Science Branch of Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. The incumbent provides professional input, with respect to the integration of remotely sensed and geospatial data, to scientific studies related to landscape inventory and monitoring of biological resources and ecosystems. The primary research support assignment is inventory, mapping, estimation, and monitoring of least tern and piping plover habitats on the upper Missouri River using high-spatial resolution optical imagery. Secondary assignments are focused on assisting scientists in developing landscape inventory and monitoring techniques and data sets to support studies that address information needs for conservation and land management partners. The incumbent is stationed at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, ND, but will occasionally travel to field sites to collect data for ground verification or collection of biological data. The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. As a Biologist within Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: Participates in the planning, organizing, and implementation of remote sensing technology and methods for classifying land cover to be used in portions of complex studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect ecosystems in the Prairie Pothole Region and the Great Plains. Collects data from remote systems, organizes data, and performs image pre-processing and object-oriented classification of land cover in the riverine ecosystems. Analyzes data and writes   sections of reports that evaluate findings. Participates in the remote sensing process development, organizing and documenting data and interpreting biological, ecological, pathological, public use, or other information pertinent to scientific studies and/or scientific investigations. Operates a government vehicle in order to perform field work.  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. 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 Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1-3 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Davie, FL, USA
Oct 09, 2018
Full time
Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: $65,7075 (Step 01) to $84,601 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01 .  Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As an Ecologist within the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC), some of your specific duties will include: Develop a new research program related to quantitative modeling and evaluation of animal populations and their habitats focusing on the southeastern U.S. Utilize research methods that can provide scientific basis for natural resource management decisions. Serve as a subject matter expert in ecological modeling. Disseminate research results via final reports, peer-reviewed scientific journals; make presentations on findings to scientific and conservation organizations. Travel Required Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 2 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Madison, WI, USA
Sep 24, 2018
Full time
Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?  This Program conducts programs of research & education related to fish and wildlife resource management. The incumbent is a member of the graduate faculty, serving without compensation from the University. GS-12 salary: $73,375 - $95,388 GS-12 salary: $87,252 - $113,428 First time hires to the Federal Government typically start at the beginning of the pay scale. This position is being advertised with: RES-2018-0335 Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Research Biologist within the Cooperative Research Units Program, some of your specific duties will include: Plan, conduct and direct research related to wildlife with application to contemporary science, policy and management needs. Conduct research that is object driven and provide scientific basis for management and policy decision. Serve as a subject matter expert in wildlife biology or ecological issues. 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. Serve as a graduate faculty member, contribute to the research, graduate student mentorship and teaching mission of the university. Operate government owned vehicle as an incidental driver. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com