Friday, May 23, 2008

Polar Bear Program Supervisor Position Available

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

Position open May 14 ? June 13, 2008

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

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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 on USA Jobs: R7-08-190487-RN

The full time position is located in Anchorage, Alaska. Some travel is
required, including international travel as well as travel to meetings and
for field work within the State. Salary is at the GS 13 level and is
commensurate with qualifications and previous government experience. See
job announcement for details.

Applications must be submitted through USA Jobs, details can be accessed
through the Job Announcement listed above or by going to:
http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov and searching by title (Supervisory
Wildlife Biologist GS-486-13) and agency (FWS).

For further information about the FWS, please go to: http://www.fws.gov/

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