This position is located in the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (IFWCO). The IFWCO is part of the Dworshak Hatchery Complex. The IFWCO works to help restore rare and culturally and economically important aquatic species, recover species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), reduce the probability of listing additional species under the ESA, promote restoration of aquatic habitats, and provide science based management of aquatic resources in Idaho and Eastern OR/WA.
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- Assisting in the development and review of project study plans to ensure validity of experimental design, statistical rigor, and scientific merit. Providing written recommendations to project leads and the project leader.
- Reviewing investigation plans and reports for projects related to Federal water projects. Providing technical assistance on the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of field studies.
- Providing technical expertise in the field of population dynamics, population estimates, resource and statistical modeling, statistical treatment of data, and providing advice to biologists.
- Applying statistical concepts and innovative techniques to the evaluation and resolution of aquatic resource problems.
- Assists with long-range field studies designed to address impacts of Federal water projects on aquatic resources and associated habitats.
- Fosters and maintains close coordination with other Service activities so that biological findings are incorporated into Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act considerations.
- Studies and determines the status of populations of rare species as needed by selecting appropriate data collection methods and collecting data without jeopardizing populations.
50% or less - Travel will be to conduct field work and meeting attendance. Field work and meeting travel will vary from day travel to up to seven consecutive days.
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$61,218 to $95,388 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 11 - 12.