Ecologist - Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Ecologist to work with the US
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in Anchorage, Alaska. This person will
assist the Regional Coordinator for the Alaska Region’s Natural Resource
Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) Program in writing a
reference book to provide critical information that is needed almost
immediately in the event of an oil spill in Alaska that requires NRDAR
The reference book will include, at minimum:
Qualifications and Skills
- Procedures for notifying the Service NRDAR Team that an NRDAR action is warranted.
and contacts for obtaining logistical services according to DOI and/or
Service rules and policies (e.g., transportation, lodging,
communications, information technology, meals, shipping equipment,
landowner permissions for access, etc.) particularly for remote areas of
- Ephemeral data collection guidelines for natural resources under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
of approximately 12 geographic regions within coastal Alaska with
respect to shoreline habitat types, shoreline access strategies,
logistical considerations for field staff, and other region-specific
considerations for purposes of spill-related data collection such as
searches for wildlife carcasses.
- Study plan templates for
implementing ephemeral data collection efforts, adapted as necessary for
each of the 12 geographic regions.
- Cost estimates for NRDAR
field activities that can be easily and quickly scaled to the size of
the effort required by a particular spill, including ALL costs
associated with implementing a field effort, and templates for
presenting the budget to potential funding sources.
description of the basic structure, qualifications, and roles of the
Service NRDAR Team and the NRDAR-related trainings they should have.
The Ecologist should possess:
- A Bachelor's degree in one of the biological sciences, with formal coursework in statistics and GIS.
in planning scientific field study efforts in very remote areas,
including all logistical considerations, and developing cost estimates
- Demonstrated experience in initiating and completing analytical projects involving ArcGIS.
- Experience in conducting scientific field studies in remote regions of Alaska.
- Ability to work independently and to coordinate and develop partnerships with others.
- Ability to interpret maps and aerial photography to describe shoreline characteristics.
in the use of Microsoft Word, English grammar, and writing composition
to develop clearly explained, large, multi-part, formal documents.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access to develop scalable cost estimate templates.
- Demonstrated ability to collate information from multiple sources in a clear and concise manner.
- Demonstrated ability to manage timelines.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge and/or experience in contaminants/toxicology is preferred.
- Proficiency in importing data and generating maps in ArcGIS and/or ArcMap is preferred.
A writing sample is required. Please append it to your cover letter when you upload your application materials.
position is expected to last one year, and the rate of pay is
$30-32/hr, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is
eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics
Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer
and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the
basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race,
religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any
classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent
with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is
committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in
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