Ecologist - Marine Mammal Mitigation Measures Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Ecologist to work with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Mammals Management Office’s Regulatory program to implement portions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and Endangered Species Act for the conservation and management of polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses in Alaska. This position will focus on identifying, evaluating, and analyzing the effectiveness of mitigation measures implemented as part of MMPA incidental take authorizations. The Ecologist will work with the oil and gas industry, State and local agencies, Alaska Native organizations and communities, and other stakeholders representing a broad cross-section of interests.
- A Master’s degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resource management, environmental science or a closely related field.
- At least 2 years of related work experience, including:
- Using statistics, quantitative biology, biometrics, and/or population modeling to develop and analyze data relevant to anthropogenic disturbance of wildlife.
- Analyzing changes in distribution, abundance, density, age composition, annual survival, and sex ratios of wildlife.
- Using one or more statistical and database management software packages, including R and ArcGIS, to assess potential changes in abundance, distribution, density, and trends in wildlife populations.
- Experience participating in regulation and management pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act:
- Preparing issue papers, briefing documents, Federal Register notices, rulemaking documents, or other similar species issue papers.
- Participating in teams with multiple State and Federal Agencies, Tribes, private industry, and non-government entities.
- Working across multiple cultures.
- Presenting complex or controversial issues to a variety or audiences.
- Reviewing proposed resource development projects and developing recommendations.
- Developing written analyses of complex or controversial regulatory proposals, including developing management strategies.
- Willingness and desire to work in a fast paced, interdisciplinary environment.
- Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and produce materials in a timely manner.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Proficiency in R and GIS.
- Excellent writing and analytical skills; track record of success in writing technical reports and policy papers.
- Strong oral communication skills.
The position is expected to last 15 months, and the rate of pay is $31-34/hr, depending on experience and qualifications. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.
A writing sample is required.
Please append it to your cover letter when you upload your application materials.
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