[MARMAM] Job opening: Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist - Anchorage, Alaska
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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.
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
* 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
* Evaluating the effectiveness of management decisions on species and
* 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 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
* 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
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
o Reviewing proposed resource development projects and developing
o Developing written analyses of complex or controversial
regulatory proposals, including developing management strategies.
* Willingness and desire to work in a fast paced, interdisciplinary
* Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and produce materials in a
* 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.
Integrated Statistics, Inc.
16 Sumner Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Cell: (508) 648-8308
Office: (508) 540-8560
Fax: (508) 721-6841
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