Biologist

  • National Park Service
  • Arco, ID, USA
  • Feb 12, 2019
Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Open & closing dates:  02/12/2019 to 02/19/2019.  This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

Summary

This is a Career Seasonal position. Career-seasonal positions include all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. Selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectee is guaranteed to work at least 6 months but not more than 50 weeks per year. The period of non-pay status for these positions will be between mid October to mid February.

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Responsibilities

GS-07 - This is an advanced trainee position with developmental assignments to prepare you for the higher-graded position. Assignments are similar to those assigned to nonprofessional employees primarily for training purposes, and, to relieve higher-grade professionals of routine work. Work at this is to help prepare you to exercise the responsibilities and perform the wide range of duties reflected at the full performance level.

GS-09 - Duties are similar to those identified below with less complexity and greater supervision.

GS-11 - Duties include:

- Coordinating and directing natural resource management and monitoring programs; coordinate complex projects across divisions and involving multi-disciplinary teams; develop, administer and track budgets; ensure natural resource projects are in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations; prepares technician and scientific reports.

- Develop and implement natural resource monitoring protocol; lead natural resource data collection efforts; use database management programs to manage natural resource data; perform data entry, statistical analysis, data presentation, data visualization; use principles of operational leadership to conduct field work safely; evaluate programmatic needs and develop budgets to meet park goals.

- Gathers and manages vegetation data. Carries out baseline botanical inventory. Carries out monitoring of invasive plant species. Perform botanical surveys in a wide range of great Basis/sagebrush steppe/volcanic habitats. Organize schedule and execute plant treatment. Select and apply herbicides and/or appropriate mechanical treatment for invasive plants.

- Establish performance objectives and assess staff performance, ensure workload and performance targets are appropriate, reasonable, and implemented throughout the year; facilitate communication between employees, supervisors and managers.

- Protect park resources through consultation with subject matter experts, adherence to Federal and State environmental laws and regulations, managing of compliance software, and effective communication across divisions.

- Develop partnerships with diverse groups of stakeholders; communicate orally, in writing, and visually regarding critical and high profile management issues; communicate resource data for resource managers, partners, and the general public; work closely with other groups to identify research needs and solicit collaborative research efforts.

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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level,   Senior-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 7 - 11 Salary $41,365 to $79,586 per year