|BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet the following to satisfy the basic education requirement for Ecologist, all grade levels. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in ecology, and 12 semester hours or the equivalent in physical and mathematical sciences In addition to the basic education requirements,You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-11 level that is in or related to the duties described above, such as planning, originating, and conducting original and creative research ecology or wildlife toxicology or environmental contamination. Such work must have shown creative and outstanding research that has led or can lead to major advances in a specific area of research. The work must have been creative in the sense that it developed a basic principle, product, concept, method, approach, or technique, or provided a body of basic information that opened the way for a major advance in the discipline or field of science. This work may have been achieved by providing a method of solving problems, opening areas of researcher providing the means of exploring the application of science in a major field. **OR Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study. **OR Possess a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the second year of graduate study and professional experience, as described above.|
In addition to the basic education requirements, You must have at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: Serving as an independent researcher conceiving, formulating and conducting research relevant to diverse research in ecology or wildlife toxicology or environmental contamination; working closely with natural resource management state and Federal agencies, universities, non-governmental organization, and private industry; authorizing reports, publications, scientific journal articles, and/or other products of considerable importance to the research situation; attending scientific and interagency meetings to present research results and exchange information within the scientific community; reviewing manuscripts and proposals of other scientists; and working directly and responsibly with scientists of other federal and state agencies and universities on technical issues related to the research assignment. wildlife toxicology, environmental contamination, and environmental chemistry In addition to the basic education requirements,You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Examples may include: experience with leading research planning efforts to address questions on wildlife toxicology, environmental contamination, and environmental chemistry, and related resource management needs as expressed by partners. Specifically, this experience is demonstrated through multiple peer-reviewed publications on contaminant effects on wildlife populations and their habitats that has led to new methodologies and improved understanding of both wildlife and hazardous chemical management. Experience with designing and conducting experimental research studies to address current issues contaminant ecology or wildlife toxicology, serving as an expert and consultant in a broad range of contaminant ecology or wildlife toxicology issues. Experience with developing annual to multi-year science frameworks and research initiatives on large, complex interdisciplinary scales to address diverse questions related to the form, function and processes within ecosystems, and ecosystem restoration. Experience with evaluating the role of contaminants constraining wildlife populations and degrading environmental quality. Experience with coordinating work with other branches/sections, offices, mission areas, Federal and State resource management and regulatory agencies, and university scientists. Experience with representing an organization on regional, national and international committees and task forces involving other Federal agencies, State agencies, the academic community, and non-governmental organizations. Experience with ensuring research activities are completed in accordance with peer-reviewed study plans and meet appropriate quality, scientific merit and integrity, and are relevant to administration priorities. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
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