Wildlife Biologist

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Nov 05, 2018
Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


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GS-11: Salary: $67,930 (Step 01) to $88,312 (Step 10); GS-12: Salary: $81,421 (Step 01) to $105,847 (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.
Open to current or former Federal employees: SAC-2019-0019

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As a Wildlife Biologist within the Alaska Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: 

  • Plans, conducts studies, investigations, and tests concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect wildlife resources.
  • Analyze and summarize data from radio telemetry studies including measuring habitat use and selection.
  • Design and conduct field studies that assess the tolerance of wildlife species to environmental stressors.
  • Conducts program analyses, and reviews results of studies or investigation.
  • Independently and collaboratively prepares reports and peer reviewed papers.
  • Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

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 field. 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 - Overnight travel of 1 night per month may be required for this position.

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GS 11 - 12 Salary $67,930 to $105,847 per year