College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Job Posting: Pacific Southwest Research Station Seeking Biologist

December 4, 2009

Pre-Announcement: Biologist
GS-0401-09
Reply Due: December 31, 2009

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory will advertise for a full time Biologist term position.

About the Biologist position:
The incumbent performs a variety of activities in planning and implementing biological studies for a scientific research organization.

• Conducts routine studies and investigations to determine the impact of various activities, such as land and water development projects, on the environment. Evaluates and documents potential and existing environmental influences on biological and other resources.

• Uses specialized trapping, telemetry, or GPS equipment to capture, survey, or census for wildlife, including spotted owls. Collects samples (fecal material, hair, feathers, tissues, and/or blood) for lab analysis. Records life history or demographic data such as age, sex, or reproductive status. Trains and supervises others in these field study techniques.

• Participates in developing and implementing GIS and related technology for a natural resources activity. Participates in development and maintenance of database structures, formats and dictionaries; and, ensures compatibility of spatial and tabular resource data with approved data standards and formats.

The position will be located at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 2081 East Sierra Avenue, Fresno, CA. Please feel free to contact Tom Munton at 559-323-3203 with questions.

Position to begin on/about April 1, 2010. The expected duration of the position is 13 months.

Information about the Duty Station:
The Biologist position is stationed at the Forestry Science Laboratory in Fresno, CA. Fresno, California is located in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.

If you are interested in the position…please complete the Outreach Notice Response Form and return it to Tom Munton at tmunton@fs.fed.us no later than December 31, 2009.