US Forest Service Hiring Vegetation and Fire Ecologist for Collaborative Project - Apply Today!

 The US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is hiring a Vegetation and Fire Ecologist (GS-408-11) for posting on the Cleveland National Forest, working to develop a multi-partner conservation strategy for montane forests in southern California. Apply by July 31, 2020!



Our partners at the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region are hiring a Vegetation and Fire Ecologist (GS-408-11) for posting on the Cleveland National Forest. The position is jointly funded by our partners at the USGS Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC), and a majority of the position's focus will be on the development of a multi-partner conservation strategy for montane forests in southern California. Project partners include the Climate Science Alliance, along with the US Forest Service, USGS SW CASC, and San Diego State University.

Apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573786500

Learn more in the position announcement posting below:



Position Announcement:

The Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is hiring a vegetation and fire ecologist (GS-408-11) for posting on the Cleveland National Forest. Duty station will be near San Diego, California. The position will join the Pacific SW Region Ecology Program and act as the associate province ecologist for the Southern California Province, which serves the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests. This is a term position guaranteed for 13 months with a potential life-span of up to 4 years assuming continuation of funding and sufficient annual accomplishment and progress.

The position is jointly funded by the Forest Service and the USGS Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. Approximately 85% of the position’s focus will be on the development of a multi-partner conservation strategy for montane forests in southern California. Partners in the work include the USFS, USGS, San Diego State University, the Climate Science Alliance, and UC Santa Barbara. Approximately 15% of the position workload will focus on providing science support to management needs on the Province’s national forests.

Southern California is the most biodiverse part of the United States and supports an amazing array of ecosystems, from the oceanside to chaparral and oak covered foothills, conifer forests, snowy mountain tops and desert. National Forests protect 3.5 million acres of this landscape. Southern California is also the home of 25 million people and the conservation and resource management challenges are enormous. Montane “sky island” forests support hundreds of species of plants and animals, many of them rare or endangered, and also host growing human communities and recreational use, heavy nitrogen and ozone inputs, expanding pests and pathogens, and progressively larger and more severe wildfires. Southern California is also the most rapidly warming part of the US. We invite smart, energetic, committed, and industrious individuals to help us to support sustainable national forest management in the region, and help lead the development of a conservation strategy that will guide efforts to protect and sustain southern California’s high elevation ecosystems.

Competitive candidates will have an advanced degree in ecology, up-to-date statistical and analytical skills, experience in vegetation and fire monitoring, excellent writing and oral communication skills, practice in working in team settings and supervising field crews, a track record in raising funds, and familiarity with the operations and business practices of the federal resource management agencies.

Vacancy announcement for ECOLOGIST GS-0408-11 position, is set to open JULY 17, 2020 and set to close JULY 31/2020.  Vacancy announcement number is 20-0502-10861167-DR-MAV (Demonstration Project). 

For additional information, please contact Jeff Heys; Jeffrey.heys@usda.gov or Nicole Molinari; nicole.molinari@usda.gov or Hugh Safford; hugh.safford@usda.gov

Applicants may apply electronically through USA Jobs at www.usajobs.gov.  Applicants should review the announcement carefully and ensure that their application is complete and all required documents are filed on or before the closing date of DATE.  You may access the vacancy announcement(s) at the following link(s):

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573786500

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