Monday, March 16, 2015

Job Posting: Wildlife Biologist

Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Anchorage, AK
Closing Date: March 19, 2015

All U.S. Citizens
Online Job Announcement - R7-15-1342642-ES

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Online Job Announcement - R7-15-1342643-ES

The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 (Alaska) Division of Migratory Bird Management (MBM) is seeking to fill a Wildlife Biologist (GS-0486-11/12) vacancy in the Waterfowl Survey Program, based in Anchorage, Alaska.

The successful applicant will apply their advanced skills in GIS and wildlife biology as they work with a team of waterfowl biologists, biologist-pilots, biometricians, and managers to design and conduct statewide waterfowl monitoring programs that support conservation decision-making.

The Alaska MBM Waterfowl Survey Team is a diverse group of biologists who are responsible for collecting and analyzing data from some of the longest and most extensive wildlife surveys in the world. Although based in Anchorage, the team conducts surveys throughout the state of Alaska.

The major duties include, but are not limited to:​

  • Design aerial and ground-based waterfowl surveys to estimate abundance and population trends of migratory birds.
  • Use geospatial survey data to analyze ​waterfowl distribution in relation to habitats, climate, phenology, and human-influences on the landscape.
  • Produce maps, figures, and displays that communicate spatial patterns of ​waterfowl distribution.
  • Archive, manage and share waterfowl survey data and metadata using geodatabase formats.
  • ​Participate in aerial and ground-based surveys ​and contribute to syntheses of long-term datasets to address conservation concerns.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application from the Online Job Announcement link above. For more information, contact Julian Fischer​ at 907-786-3644 or via email at