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There's an opening for and Ecologist and they offer a $64,009 annual salary, this position is located with the Forest Service Unit, Southwest Research Station and Research Program Areas, in Arcata, CA.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 9 level. Specialized experience at this level is defined as having two or more of the following:
- Managing ecological data, programming and maintaining environmental sensors and equipment;
- Performing statistical analyses and quality assurance and quality control on data collected;
- Analyze and integrate techniques associated with database management, statistical analysis and image processing
Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with (coursework directly related to the position being filled) in fields such as advanced biostatistics (multiple regression, generalized linear models, mixed models, multivariate analysis; course in R or SAS or python); environmental microbiology; mycology; molecular methods for environmental science or ecology; biogeochemistry or upper level soil chemistry; ecosystem science and field methods for ecosystem science; bioinformatics, metatranscriptomics, metagenomics; data management or data science.
An appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education described above. Only graduate education beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D. is creditable for this combination.
- Organize and manage databases that consist of records of meteorology, hydrology, soils, chemistry, and vegetation.
- Develop and implement computer programs to perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control on the data collected.
- Conduct statistical analyses, evaluate patterns and trends, and summarize and report results from laboratory and field investigations
- Provide feedback and communicate changes necessary to develop, improve, and enhance the methodologies and databases of environmental data collected.
- Develop improvements to the procedures used for collecting, verifying, compiling, summarizing and serving ecological data.
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