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 Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Jun 19, 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: $56,394 (Step 01) to $73,308 (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 with the U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: --Leading project management activities that include: 1) implementing wetland field data collection protocols (e.g., wetland fish sampling with fyke nets, electrofishing, DIDSON/ARIS surveys, quantitative plant sampling, collecting water-level and water-chemistry data, collecting benthic invertebrate and zooplankton samples, operation of an acoustic Dopplar current profiler) and guiding field activities; 2) coordinating data management and analysis; 3) working with all team members to explain direction and objectives, identifying and resolving challenges, and supporting research activities; and 4) communicating with research scientists for guidance and progress updates. --Assisting with invasive plant species research, including identifying research and management partners, engaging the Great Lakes Commission and other collaborators to coordinate research and outreach efforts, and conducting field work associated with the implementation of invasive species control strategies. --Conducting descriptive and quantitative statistical data analysis that may include ordinations, regressions, ANOVAs, and other tests using Excel, R, and possibly other appropriate software (e.g., Access, Oracle).  Summarizing, describing, and interpreting analytical results under the guidance of the research scientist. --Contributing to manuscript development and preparing summary reports to comply with project reporting requirements and for presentation at professional meetings. --Coordinating with partners (e.g., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA, Ohio EPA, NOAA Restoration Center, National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited) to support research activities, supplement data sets, and facilitate outreach. --Operates a government-owned vehicle as an incidental driver.   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. Travel Required 50% or less - 5-10 nights of travel per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com