Wildlife Biologists - Reno, NV and Dixon, CA

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Reno, NV, USA
  • Dec 04, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

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.


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


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


Government- Federal


GS 09 - 11 Salary $50,598 to $96,080 per yea