JOB: Forest and Grassland Ecologist at USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Forest & Grassland Ecologist
    Department: Department Of Agriculture
    Agency: Forest Service
    Sub Agency: Forest Service
    Job Announcement Number: 11-5503-0062DP-EB

    SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 – $81,204.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, May 23, 2011 to Friday, May 27, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0408-11/11
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Permanent – No time limit
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 001 vacancies – Washington, DC

    Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for USDA Forest Service applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


    Plans projects that involve the use of or that have an impact on natural resources. Ensures that activities on public land are conducted in accordance with applicable laws, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Identifies problems associated with public land uses and their effect/impact on wildlife habitat, soil and watershed properties, restoration, archaeological values, and various aspects of vegetation. Considers alternatives to avoid and minimize natural resource impacts, such as the planning and implementation of actions for restoration of resources or habitats under various ecosystem-based authorities.

    Conducts studies of the interrelationships of organisms with each other, with their physical and chemical environment, and with society. Studies also focus on numbers of organisms, their demographic characteristics, factors limiting growth and development of species, allocation of resources, and the survival and adaptation of organisms in ecological systems. Conducts studies of the effects of proposed development projects on an area and identifies the applicable regulatory compliance issues and requirements. Conducts ecological studies and investigations in support of permitting requirements or actions.

    Uses a variety of analytical methods and techniques to assess a wide range of scientific, legal, environmental protection, and/or natural resource and environmental management issues. Evaluates and tracks data using computer-based software and information systems.

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