Quantitative Ecologist needed ~ Bioblogia.net

13 de septiembre de 2004

Quantitative Ecologist needed

The National Park Service’s (NPS), Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network is seeking to hire a Quantitative Ecologist. This is a permanent, full-time position (GS-11/12), with an annual salary between $48,947 and $76,261 depending on qualifications. The position will be stationed in Ashland, Wisconsin where the Network office is co-located with the USGS Great Lakes Science Center and the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s, Ashland Fishery Resources Office.
The Quantitative Ecologist will collaborate with a wide range of agency and university scientists to design the overall sampling framework for the monitoring program. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the scientific validity of experimental designs associated with all monitoring projects. This will include designing, testing, and implementing protocols to identify, evaluate, and conduct long-term monitoring of ecosystem components and ecological processes. The Quantitative Ecologist will provide statistical and analytical support to network specialists to ensure sound statistical procedures are being used to analyze monitoring data. It is also expected that the incumbent will have a solid background in a biological, environmental or physical sciences. An integral role of the Quantitative Ecologist position will be to work collaboratively with staff and cooperating scientists to ensure rigorous and integrated collection of quantitative monitoring data.
The National Park Service serves as a steward for the preservation of America's national parks and their resources. To carry out this mission, the NPS has initiated a service-wide, network-based natural resource inventory and monitoring program to address the lack of credible scientific information available to park managers. The purpose of the program is to design and implement long-term ecological monitoring and provide information for park managers to evaluate the integrity of park ecosystems and better understand ecosystem processes. The Great Lakes Network is composed of nine parks in four states surrounding the western Great Lakes. For more information about the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/index.htm ; Click on "Network and Parks" and then the Great Lakes from the map to get information specific to the Great Lakes Network and its partner parks.
How to Apply:
The application period is September 9 – October 8, 2004. Application forms and detailed application instructions are available at the USAJobs web site (www.USAJOBS.opm.gov); vacancy announcement IN10-EJE-04-APIS-04-12 (open,
competitive) and APIS-04-09 (merit promotion). Carefully follow
instructions in the job announcement – written responses to the Knowledge Skills, and Abilities questions (KSAs) are required.
For specific inquiries about this position, please contact Bill Route, Great Lakes Network I&M Coordinator, Bill_Route@nps.gov, 715-682-0631.

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