• U.S. Geological Survey
  • Columbia, MO, USA
  • Dec 04, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Research 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.


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As a Biologist within the Columbia Environmental Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

Participate in the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect ecosystems.
Perform assignments in planning the approach and collecting data needed to carry out less complex studies or portions of larger biological science investigations.
Plan, organize, and implement limited biological investigations that affect wildlife and/or fishery resources and their habitat conditions.
Conduct limited program analyses, and review results of small studies or investigations.
Gather, organize and interpret a wide variety of biological, ecological, pathological, public use data or other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations.
Designing and conducting acute and chronic toxicity tests with aquatic organisms (preferably fish and amphibians) and creating and managing databases.
Data analysis with R and SAS, ArcGIS.


The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. The work requires moderate physical ability and average agility and dexterity.


Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in the field. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. 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. The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted.

Travel Required

25% or less - An average of 5 nights a month

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 09 Salary $51,440 to $66,868 per year