[MARMAM] Job opening: Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist - Anchorage, Alaska

Emma Dvorak edvorak at integratedstatistics.com
Thu Jul 16 08:11:52 PDT 2020


  Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist - Anchorage, Alaska

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.

*Duties*
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 actions.
  * Conducting biological analysis of proposed actions.
  * Evaluating the effect of proposed actions on species and habitats.
  * Implementing habitat conservation, restoration, and enhancement
    projects.
  * Evaluating the effectiveness of management decisions on species and
    habitats.
  * 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
    debriefing.

*Qualifications*

  * A Master’s degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resource
    management, environmental science or a closely related field.
  * At least 2 years of related work experience, including:
      o Using statistics, quantitative biology, biometrics, and/or
        population modeling to develop and analyze data relevant to
        anthropogenic disturbance of wildlife.
      o Analyzing changes in distribution, abundance, density, age
        composition, annual survival, and sex ratios of wildlife.
      o 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:
      o Preparing issue papers, briefing documents, Federal Register
        notices, rulemaking documents, or other similar species issue
        papers.
      o Participating in teams with multiple State and Federal Agencies,
        Tribes, private industry, and non-government entities.
      o Working across multiple cultures.
      o Presenting complex or controversial issues to a variety or
        audiences.
      o Reviewing proposed resource development projects and developing
        recommendations.
      o Developing written analyses of complex or controversial
        regulatory proposals, including developing management strategies.
  * Willingness and desire to work in a fast paced, interdisciplinary
    environment.
  * 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. To apply for this position, go to 
https://jobs.intstats.com/JobDetails.jsp?jobListingId=262 or visit 
www.integratedstatistics.com, click Employment Opportunities, click the 
job name and click the Apply Here link.

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.

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