Interdisciplinary Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader) (MP-DG) Job in Amherst, Massachusetts – Department of the Interior

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Interdisciplinary Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader) (MP-DG) – Amherst, Massachusetts
Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 232643
Start Date: 03/23/2020
End Date: 04/23/2020

Qualification Summary
ECOLOGIST-GS-0408-12:
BASICEDUCATIONREQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Ecologist, all grade levels.
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in ecology, and 12 semester hours or the equivalent in physical and mathematical sciences. Ph.D Requirement:In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position.
GS-12:A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study appropriate for this position is qualifying at the GS-12 level. WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST-GS-0486-12:
BASICEDUCATIONREQUIREMENT:
Research positions:Degree with major in wildlife biology, zoology, or botany that included at least 30 semester hours of course work in biological science and 15 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and earth sciences. This course work must have included: At least 9 semester hours of training applicable to wildlife biology in such subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, principles of population dynamics, or related course work in the field of wildlife biology; and
At least 12 semester hours in zoological subjects such as invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy of the vertebrates, embryology, animal physiology, entomology, herpetology, parasitology, and genetics; and
At least 9 semester hours in the field of botany and related plant science; and
At least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, soils, and/or geology. Ph.D Requirement:In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position.
GS-12:A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study appropriate for this position is qualifying at the GS-12 level. ECOLOGIST-GS-0408-13: BASICEDUCATIONREQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Ecologist, all grade levels.
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in ecology, and 12 semester hours or the equivalent in physical and mathematical sciences. Ph.D Requirement:In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position. In addition to the basic qualifications, the incumbent will have demonstrated 1) ability to build an applied research program focused on the ecology, management, and conservation of wildlife (game and non-game) species; 2) experience conducting research on adaptation of wildlife to a changing climate, and impacts of natural and human disturbances on their habitats; 3) expertise in field-based research, and application of modern quantitative analyses and tools such as spatial analysis, capture recapture approaches, or population, community, and habitat dynamics modeling (e.g., knowledge and application of Bayesian inference); and 4)experience designing, planning and conducting field research programs, and analyzing/synthesizing results from field research. WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST-GS-0486-13:
BASICEDUCATIONREQUIREMENT:
Research positions:Degree with major in wildlife biology, zoology, or botany that included at least 30 semester hours of course work in biological science and 15 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and earth sciences. This course work must have included: At least 9 semester hours of training applicable to wildlife biology in such subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, principles of population dynamics, or related course work in the field of wildlife biology; and
At least 12 semester hours in zoological subjects such as invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy of the vertebrates, embryology, animal physiology, entomology, herpetology, parasitology, and genetics; and
At least 9 semester hours in the field of botany and related plant science; and
At least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, soils, and/or geology. Ph.D Requirement:In addition to meeting the basic education requirements described above, in order to receive consideration for this position, you must also possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in wildlife science or a closely related field of study appropriate for this position. In addition to the basic qualifications, the incumbent will have demonstrated 1) ability to build an applied research program focused on the ecology, management, and conservation of wildlife (game and non-game) species; 2) experience conducting research on adaptation of wildlife to a changing climate, and impacts of natural and human disturbances on their habitats; 3) expertise in field-based research, and application of modern quantitative analyses and tools such as spatial analysis, capture recapture approaches, or population, community, and habitat dynamics modeling (e.g., knowledge and application of Bayesian inference); and 4)experience designing, planning and conducting field research programs, and analyzing/synthesizing results from field research. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

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