Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Ecologist (Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist) 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 data collected as part of MMPA
incidental take authorizations.
The Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist's responsibilities include:
- Collecting, verifying, and analyzing data on species
distribution and abundance as well as habitat quantity and quality
of natural resources.
- Conducting or participating in research and monitoring projects.
- Entering data and conducting quality control reviews and
querying databases to extract data or determine the status of
- Conducting biological analysis of proposed actions.
- Evaluating the effect of proposed actions on species and
Implementing habitat conservation, restoration, and enhancement
- Evaluating the effectiveness of management decisions on species
- Preparing maps and other geographical displays and analysis.
- Conducting literature reviews.
- Drafting responses, letters, reports and reviews.
- Conducting and documenting site visits.
- Attending meetings and conferences.
- Organizing and maintaining filing systems (including electronic
filing); copying documents and compiling records (including
responses to Freedom of Information Requests and Administrative
records); and providing meeting support including organization, material
preparations, participant assistance, facilitation, and
- A Master’s degree in biology, wildlife management, natural
resource management, environmental science or a closely
- 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
- Working across multiple cultures.
- Presenting complex or controversial issues to a variety or
- Reviewing proposed resource development projects and
- Developing written analyses of complex or controversial
regulatory proposals, including developing management
- Willingness and desire to work in a fast paced,
- 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 one year. The rate of pay is $32-35/hr, and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website. The position is open to US citizens and green card holders.
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 employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.