Friday, May 23, 2008

Polar Bear Program Supervisor Position Available

olar Bear Program Supervisor Position Available
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Marine Mammals Management Program
Anchorage, Alaska

Position open May 14 - June 13, 2008

To apply, please search for job reference number R7-08-190497-RN at:
http://www.usajobs.gov

For more information, please contact:
Rosa Meehan
Division Chief, Marine Mammals Management
Email: rosa_meehan@fws.gov

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking a highly motivated and
conservation-oriented individual to lead the Polar Bear Program. The
position is located in the Marine Mammals Management office, which is
responsible for the conservation and management of Pacific walrus, polar
bears, and sea otters and the goal is to maintain these marine mammal
populations as healthy, functioning component of the marine ecosystem.
The program takes an ecosystem approach to management, carried out
through the cooperative efforts of many partners. Management and
research efforts are coordinated at the local, state and international
level. Current challenges focus on understanding the effects of climate
change, notably the extreme retreat of sea ice, on the ice-dependent
species and developing appropriate management strategies. Polar bears
remain an intense focus of interest with their recent addition as a
Threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Additional
information about the program is at:
http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/mmm/index.htm

The ideal candidate will have a background in population biology and
arctic marine ecology, ability to work with people, and skills needed to
provide leadership to highly motivated and independent professionals.
Minimum requirements include at least one year of specialized experience
and an advanced degree in biological sciences. For additional
information, see the job announcement, R7-08-190497-RN, on USA Jobs:
http://www.usajobs.gov

The full time position is located in Anchorage, Alaska. Some travel is
required, including international travel as well as travel to meetings
and for fieldwork within the state.

Applications must be submitted through USA Jobs website. Further
information and details can be accessed by searching for the job
announcement, R7-08-190497-RN, at: http://www.usajobs.gov

Queries should be directed to:
Rosa Meehan
Division Chief, Marine Mammals Management
Email: rosa_meehan@fws.gov

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