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 Cook, WA, USA
Dec 11, 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: $53,738 (Step 01) to $69,860 (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 research plans involving juvenile salmonid passage issues at dams, as well as factors affecting growth, movement, behavior, outmigration timing, and survival from natal rearing areas. Executes the administrative aspects of study plans (e.g., secures specified type of field site, identifies permitting needs to conduct research, plans for staffing and travel needs to execute fieldwork, leads research teams in data collection, trains less senior staff on field procedures and data collection protocols). Computes, compiles, and summarizes data to develop reports required for study plans. Fabricates, installs, monitors, downloads, and troubleshoots in-stream fish detection systems such as radio-telemetry, acoustic telemetry, and acoustic cameras.  Operates and trailers boats less than 25 feet. Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.  Physical Demands and Work Environment : Field work frequently involves strenuous exertion including prolonged walking over wet, rocky surfaces and intermittent to prolonged climbing, lifting, pushing, balancing, crouching, stooping, bending, and related activities. The work requires long hours in the field.  The work environment varies from field sites to laboratories, to offices. The work involves moderate risks and discomforts such as high noise levels and exposure to inclement weather, physical exertion, chemicals, and extreme temperatures.  Travel Required Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 5 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Anchorage, AK, USA
Dec 11, 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: $56,146 (Step 01) to $72,991 (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 3.74% for 2018 in addition to basic salary. 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 Wildlife Biologist within the Alaska Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:  Conduct investigations of wildlife habitat use and selection at large spatial scales. Assemble, manipulate and synthesize large wildlife and habitat data sets. Prepare and publish scientific reports, and manuscripts. Develop maps, tables, graphs, and supporting text to present research results. Conduct occasional fieldwork on caribou in the Arctic. Work Environment: Occasional field work is performed in rugged, remote terrains with severe wind, cold, and snow even during summer. Lifting and carrying heavy equipment various distances over rugged terrain is required. There may be no roads to field sites; transportation may be by aircraft or small boat. Incumbent may be required to camp for several days at a time throughout the field season, enduring periodic adverse weather conditions. Field work is conducted in areas with wild animals, such as bears, and firearms are typically carried for self-defense. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Reno, NV, USA
Dec 04, 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?   GS-09 Salary: Dixon, CA - $61,084 (Step 01) to $79,410 (Step 10) Reno, NV- $50,598 (Step 01) to $65,778 (Step 10) GS-11 Salary: Dixon, CA - $73,905 (Step 01) to $96,080 (Step 10) Reno, NV - $61,218 (Step 01) to $79,586 (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 Wildlife Biologist within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: - Study interactions between wildlife populations, habitat attributes, anthropogenic change, and management actions; primarily in sagebrush ecosystems. - Study influence avian breeding ecology and interactions with nest predators, primarily in estuarine systems. - Demonstrate scientific writing ability (as lead and co-author) that condenses and summarizes complex research hypotheses analyses, results, and implications into peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. - Model and interpret datasets off wildlife-habitat relationships, survival and recruitment, spatial use, and predator-prey relationships, using advanced statistical techniques ( such as Maximum-Likelihood, Bayesian, Geostastical, and/or Geoprocessing analyses). - Perform analyses using software such as R, MARK, WinBugs, JAGS, ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, R raster packages. - Provide project management support for the principal investigator. - Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver. - 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. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel away from home may be required up to 2 nights per month. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Arcata, CA, USA
Dec 04, 2018
This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   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.  There is one vacancy; however, this announcement maybe used to fill additional vacancies if they become available. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biologist within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: -Plans and conducts studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect biology resources. -Modifies and adapts standard techniques, processes, and procedures; assesses, selects, and applies precedents; and devises strategies and plans to overcome significant resource problems related to ecology, fishery, and/or wildlife habitat restoration. -Analyzes data, performs scientific tests, and conducts studies on the impact of existing or proposed management or public practices on biology resources. -Develops plans for biology projects including estimates of personnel, equipment, materials, ad schedules required to carry out plans. -Writes reports that include recommendations for changes, elimination, or improvement of operations and program plans. - Operate government vehicles as an incidental driver. Travel Required Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1 night per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com