[MARMAM] Position at USFWS in Anchorage, Alaska

Verena_Gill at fws.gov Verena_Gill at fws.gov
Mon Dec 1 09:57:24 PST 2008

There is a position available for a wildlife biologist in the Marine
Mammals Management Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in
Anchorage Alaska within the sea otter program.  Activities include
developing and conducting studies, implementing regulations, and policies;
assisting in preparing regulations and, keeping abreast of new regulations,
guidance and policy.  The office is responsible for management of sea
otter, polar bear and pacific walrus; the marine mammal marking, tagging
and reporting program; implementation of associate specialized scientific
programs; policy coordination; all activities related to preparation and
implementation of international agreements and activities under the
authorities of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered
Species Act (ESA).

The biologist will develop biological study proposals, survey designs, and
scopes-of-work and will conduct complex biological field investigations
involving northern sea otters; including population and harvest surveys,
biological sampling, population health studies, animal collecting, food
habit studies and population modeling.  They will review proposed
biological studies and survey designs of peers for biological integrity and
statistical validity and rigor.  Will prepare issue papers, briefing
documents, and provide verbal briefings to supervisor, regional directorate
and others.  They will need to maintain a working knowledge of emerging and
current international, national and regional marine mammal management
issues, activities, policies, research and legal issues.  Will review and
prepare comments on permit applications required by the MMPA, ESA, and the
Convention for international trade in endangered species (CITES).

For more information about the job, qualifications needed, and the
application process, please go to http://www.usajobs.gov/ and look for job
announcement number: R7-09-225210-KD.

   Verena A. Gill
   Wildlife Biologist
   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
   Marine Mammals Management
   1011 East Tudor Road, MS 341
   Anchorage, Alaska 99503

   work phone: 907-786-3584
   cell phone:   907-250-3721
   fax:                  907-786-3816
   e-mail:           verena_gill at fws.gov

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