Ecologist/Botanist (Interdisciplinary) TERM

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • May 28, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology

Job Description

Term - Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not-to-exceed. With the possible extension up to a total of 4 years (or longer if approved by OPM) without re-announcement.


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Incumbent provides technical expertise and guidance on native plant materials development work; coordinate and implement statistically rigorous landscape level vegetation monitoring; coordinate and lead the integrated weed management program; the management of special status plant species; provide technical expertise in managing ecological processes and functions; interpretation of regulations and policy; use of technical studies, methods and techniques; and assistance to the field office in accomplishment of botanical and restoration ecology work. Responsible for the planning, monitoring, and implementation of the special status plant species program. Provides technical expertise and guidance on other botanical and ecological matters. Supports resource management planning efforts and serves as member of an interdisciplinary planning team for resource planning, Environmental Assessments, Environmental, Impact Statements, and land management projects.

Physical Demands: Work may be in an office or field setting. Field work requires long days in the field and the incumbent must be capable of working in mountain and/or semi-arid areas as well as lift more than 50 pounds. Must be able to withstand exposure to high winds and extreme temperatures over rough terrain on foot. May be required to fly as an observer in light aircraft at low altitude in gathering data. Much of the field work requires driving a 4X4 vehicle.

Work Environment: The sedentary office environment involves everyday risks and discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of office, meeting, and training room and outdoor settings. Occasional travel to the state office, other field offices, meetings, and field may be required.  The field work involves working in variable topography from flat to steep, rough terrain, and weather extremes. Long hours spent driving is necessary due to the vastness of the Field Office. Incumbent is expected to ride in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in performance of his/her duties on an as-needed basis. 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 days per month

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