Biologists, Branch of SSA Science Support

$77,488 to $119,787 per year
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's Ecological Services Program at Headquarters recently created the Branch of SSA Science Support (BSSS) as part of the Division of Conservation and Classification to provide support to field offices, regional offices and other headquarters staff. We will help lead biologists and core teams with technical and framework support for Species Status Assessments (SSAs) for domestic and foreign species listing decisions. SSAs are biological assessments of species, their habitats, and threats that characterize the species' viability and inform policy decisions and planning. Our framework support work will include developing and providing guidance and trainings, right sizing, rapid prototyping, ​and to helping to communicate the science of SSAs in ways that are useful and understandable to decision makers. We will also provide technical support by developing and interpreting conceptual, qualitative, and quantitative models. We are looking for people with expertise in Genetics, Climate Science, Decision Science (e.g. Expert Elicitation, Risk Analysis), Population and Demographic Modeling​, Biostatistics (e.g., Power Analysis, Low Data Environments), Geospatial Analysis (e.g. Stressor Modeling, Habitat/Land Use Change), Forecasting, and Data Management. The BSSS is hiring 8 (yes, eight) GS-401-12/13 non-supervisory biologists to fill these scientific support positions. The application period runs from Wednesday, Feb. 24 to Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021. More can be found on USAJOBS here