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USGS Ecologist, GS-0408-09/11 in Flagstaff, AZ

USGS Ecologist, GS-0408-09/11 in Flagstaff, AZ

Job Overview


About the Agency

*Are you a professional Ecologist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have an interest in ecological restoration? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking initiatives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

Salary GS-09: $48,968 (Step 01) to $63,654 (Step 10); Salary GS-11: $59,246 (Step 1) to $77,019 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.


As an Ecologist within the Soutwest Biological Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

- identify and help secure funding for the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMPS)
- develop strategic plans for program development
- oversee the collection, management, and dissemination of data, such that the status and trends and outcomes of restoration treatments can be assessed
- prioritize development and maintenance of the RAMPS website

USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this location on a regular and recurring basis.

For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at:

Opportunity within the NCO: