Biologist, Invasive reptiles-Florida

Agency
U.S. Geological Survey
Location
Homestead, FL
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
53786
Start Date
04/20/2018
Last Date to Apply
02/26/2018
Website
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/491083200
Description
See the USAJobs vacancy announcement for full information re: job duties, qualifications, application procedures, and other topics. DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW, ONLY VIA THE USAJOBS WEBSITE. Brief job overview: As a Biologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Collect Burmese Pythons and other invasive reptiles in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, conduct euthanasia and necropsies, identify reptiles, conduct field radiotelemetry, collect field data, and otherwise assist principal investigators with duties in southern Florida. Construct, deploy, and troubleshoot traps, reptile enclosures, and other control tools, including checking all traps daily and handling/processing captured animals. Provide information on the ecological impacts and management of Burmese Pythons and other invasive giant constrictors to a variety of interested parties, including: researchers; federal, state and territorial agencies; university cooperators and the public. Manage daily activities for student workers, interns, volunteers, and lower-graded colleagues in fieldwork. Compile data, prepare summary tables and figures and prepare reports for funding agencies and cooperators using Microsoft Office software. Communicate research results and invasive species issues to a range of audiences in both oral and written form. The work requires some physical exertion such as: long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 23 kilograms (under 50 pounds) such as lifting and carrying stream gauging weights, data collection and monitoring devices, or sample trays. The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets.
Qualifications
See USAJobs vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/491083200 Start date below is tentative, actual start date negotiable and partly dependent on HR application processing timelines
Contact Person
Michael Davis
Contact Phone
303-236-9585
Contact eMail
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