Research Fish Biologist; Geological Survey

Job Title: 
Research Fish Biologist
Job Location: 
Fairbanks, Alaska
Full-Time - Permanent
$85,799 to $111,543 per year
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020


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Salary: GS-12: $85,799 (Step 01) to $111,543 (Step 10).

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

The selectee will be entitled to a cost of living allowance of 2.86% in addition to the basic salary.

This position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements: Open to current or former Federal employees: USGS-DEN-20-10916259-ST-DEG

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As a Research Fish Biologist within the Alaska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Plans, conducts, and directs research related to wildlife or ecological resources, with application to contemporary science, policy and management needs.
  • Conducts research that is cooperator driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decisions.
  • Serves as subject matter expert in fish and wildlife ecology, providing leadership and guidance to government and private agencies and university representatives through participation in meetings, conferences and work groups.
  • Disseminate research results via final reports, peer reviewed print scientific journals, online scientific journals, books, book chapters or other outlets. Make presentations on findings to scientific and conservation organizations.
  • Serves as graduate faculty member, contributing to both the research, graduate student mentorship, and teaching mission of the university.
  • Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

Desirable candidates will possess the following:

  1. Ability to build an applied research program focused on the ecology, management, and conservation of fish species;
  2. Experience conducting research on adaptation of aquatic species to a changing climate, and impacts of natural and human disturbances on fish and their habitats across broad landscapes;
  3. Expertise in field-based research, and application and development of modern quantitative analyses; and/or
  4. Incorporating human dimensions into fisheries management and conservation.
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