Ecologist (Aquatic), National Park Service (North Cascades National Park, Washington)

NPS logoJob Title: Ecologist (Aquatic)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job Announcement Number: NWSHRO-16-1636849

SALARY RANGE: $52,355.00 to $68,057.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, March 25, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0408-09
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Seasonal
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Sedro Woolley, WA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Other
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

Brief Statement of Duties:

This position will require the incumbent to lead fishery assessment, piscicide, and water quality projects in North Cascades National Park. If selected, you will be required to implement all phases of these projects including: developing proposals and implementation plans; conducting safety briefings; leading field crews; compiling and analyzing data; and preparing reports. During the summer and fall, you will be working in remote wilderness, alpine, and subalpine settings in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The ability to backpack for multiple days in a row will be essential, along with the capability to thrive in very wet and cold weather. Access to field locations is via a combination of driving, hiking (often off trail), raft, motor boat, and helicopter. The winter season is typically spent compiling and summarizing data, drafting reports and developing funding proposals for future projects. Additional duties include serving on an interdisciplinary team that ensures NPS projects and plans are in compliance with NPS policies and the NEPA, ESA, CWA, and Wilderness Act; as well as, serving as a READ for wildfire suppression.

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