Ecologist (Aquatics)

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Elko, NV, USA
  • May 10, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.  

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about the Elko area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce

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This interdisciplinary position serves as the lead aquatics, fisheries, riparian, and wetlands specialist in a District/Field Office. The purpose of this position is to provide professional expertise in aquatics, fisheries, riparian, and wetlands ecosystem management; sampling procedures and data collection; analysis and interpretation of inventory and monitoring data; and other expertise relative to aquatic ecology.

Coordinates and works with individual District/Field Office specialists, permittees, interested publics, and involved Local, State and Federal Agencies to ensure implementation and compliance with existing plans.

The incumbent integrates principles of aquatics ecology with other disciplines (e.g. fish and wildlife biology, botany, soil, geology, hydrology, geomorphology) to provide landscape ecologically relevant information used for land health and watershed assessments, and land and resource management planning at multiple scales.

Physical Demands: The duties of this position involve both office and field work in roughly equal proportions. Office work is sedentary at a desk or in a meeting setting and requires substantial concentration. Field work involves driving highway and off-road vehicles and traversing rugged terrain on foot.

Work Environment: Work is in two principal settings, consisting of about 60% in the District/Field office, and 40% in the field. There is regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and to risks associated with field activities. Incumbent usually works alone in the field, but may work with others to complete field studies and project evaluation.

If selected for this position you will need to complete the Federal Information Systems Security Awareness (FISSA) training prior to start date (if applicable).

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