Stable isotope ecologist

Stable isotope ecologist based in Davis, CA to  focus on evaluating the demographic effects of renewable energy fatalities on wildlife populations.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is seeking to fill one GS-11 term ecologist positions to be based in Davis, CA. This position is designed to participate in a multi-year project investigating the demographic effects of renewable energy-caused mortality of wildlife in California.

Term Ecologist GS-408-11

The stable isotope ecologist will be responsible for preparing samples and conducting stable isotope analyses to identify the geographic extent of the populations of key species experiencing fatalities at renewable energy facilities in California. Write comprehensive written reports and write scientific manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. *Travel is required as the analyses will be conducted at the Central Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The desired candidate will have experience conducting, interpreting, analyzing and publishing stable isotope analyses in any field; ability to graphically display these data (e.g., within a GIS); and experience using software such as R, Excel, ArcGis. A strong history of publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.

The position will be located in Davis, CA.  Salary is GS-11 $30.04/hour.   For details on this position (such as full description of duties, education and experience requirements) please see the full vacancy announcements listed below.

The job will be posted on the internet at  www.usajobs.gov.  All applicants must apply at this website.

Opens: 01/04/2016   Closes: 1/15/2016

Ecologist GS-408-11- Announcement # SAC-2016-0041

The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.   This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities

For more information please contact:

Earl Emerson
Phone:  (916) 278-9399
pacsac1@usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey – Office of Human Resources
3020 State University Dr East, Suite 2001
Sacramento, CA  95819