Environmental Specialist/Ecologist - Section 7 Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Environmental Specialist/Ecologist to support the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. The person will assist with Section 7 consultations, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended. The Environmental Specialist/Ecologist will be responsible for analyzing the impacts of a wide range of projects on listed species and critical habitat.
This position is concerned with regulatory and analytical processes, not field research.
The job duties include:
- Conducting programmatic analysis, including synthesizing and preparing scientific literature, data, maps, and reports.
- Researching, developing and writing technical documents including letters and Biological Opinions. These documents explain the analysis and conclusions of FWS regarding potential consequences of a given project on the ESA-listed species under our jurisdiction. The species include polar bears, and both spectacled and Alaska-breeding Steller’s eiders.
- Developing minimization measures that reduce potential impacts to listed species and critical habitat, by working in concert with FWS staff across multiple programs, with other Federal agency staff, and with project proponents.
- Assisting with other tasks that support the Endangered Species Program of the Field Office, such as developing species status assessments and recovery plans.
The candidate should possess:
The position is expected to last for one year. The position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website. The position will start with a period of remote work to accommodate pandemic restrictions, and fully remote work is a possibility for the right candidate. The Office is based in Fairbanks, AK. A writing sample will be requested.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in natural resource management, biological sciences, or a closely related field.
- Directly relevant work experience in the field of environmental policy.
- At least three years of experience in conducting Section 7 or similar regulatory consultations.
- Demonstrated proficiency in writing technical reports and policy papers in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated ability to apply excellent critical thinking and written communication skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
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