Biologist

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Troy, NY, USA
  • Aug 13, 2021
Part time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality

Job Description

Summary

General Information

  • Salary: $65,725 (Step 01) to $85,448 (Step 10)

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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Responsibilities

As a Biologist within the New York Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Design, organize, and implement sampling plans needed to collect (either manually or remotely using programmable loggers) water quality, habitat, fish-population and community.
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot quantitative PCR instruments and field data loggers,
    electroshockers, GPS, radiotelemetry transmitters/receivers, and fish nets/traps.
  • Develop and organize large geospatial, geonomic, and population datasets and in the use of these datasets to analyze and interpret interrelations among habitat and geographic features, fish location, fish diet/isotopes.
  • Prepare water chemistry, DNA, isotope, fish-gut and tissue samples; practice laboratory quality assurance; and analyze samples.
  • Operate government owned vehicle as an incidental driver.

Physical Demands: 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. The work requires moderate physical ability and average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment: 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 - You may be expected to travel for this position an average of 5 nights per month.

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 11 Salary $65,725 to $85,448 per year