Ecologist - Chinook Salmon Needed

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Integrated Statistics is looking for an Ecologist to support the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Fisheries and Ecological Services program.

The position will conduct a threat analysis and status assessment for the Chinook Salmon. The person will identify and describe stressors, and carry out quantitative analyses of current and future effects of these stressors on the distribution and abundance of Chinook Salmon in Alaska.  The intended end product is a threats analysis using the Species Status Assessment (SSA) framework.  In achieving this purpose, the Ecologist will undertake science-based studies and analyses related to the landscape conservation ecology, population ecology and viability analyses, bio-climate modeling and climate change effects on Chinook Salmon. The work will incorporate these tasks:
The threats analysis should include a prioritization recommendation for management and conservation actions to address the threats most critical in affecting Salmon distribution and productivity in the freshwater environment.  Development of the threats analysis will require outreach and coordination with internal (USFWS – Anchorage, Kenai, and Fairbanks Fisheries branches; Anchorage and Fairbanks Ecological Services branches), and external partners (e.g., the State of Alaska, local universities, other Federal agencies).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
The Ecologist must possess:
The position is full-time with an expected duration of one year. The rate of pay is expected to be approximately $35-40/hr, depending on skills and experience. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website.

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