NPS Inventory & Monitoring Division seeks Landscape Ecologist

Open & closing dates:  09/24/2019 to 10/23/2019
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 11 – 12
Salary: $67,956 to $105,890 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Relocation expenses reimbursed: Yes, you may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Telework eligible: No


This position is located in Natural Resources Stewardship and Science, in the Inventory and Monitoring Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.


The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing the national landscape dynamics and/or climate monitoring protocols National Park Service administered lands included within the 32 Inventory & Monitoring Networks. In accomplishing this task, the incumbent will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, data management staff, and park managers to identify high priority resource issues, develop integrated and comprehensive approaches to monitoring and reporting the status and trends of resources for the purpose of establishing baseline reference conditions of park ecosystems. Specific duties include:

  • Developing and carrying out statistically valid data collection methods, conducting analysis of complex data, and determining and documenting the significance of findings.
  • Preparing scientific reports regarding the results of inventory and monitoring efforts, and summarizing new information for use by the scientific community, park staff, cooperators, and partners.
  • Coordinating park-based ecological monitoring strategies and programs with those on adjacent lands for the purposes of achieving broad ecosystem protection and conservation strategies.
  • Assisting natural resources management staff in parks, centers, and support offices by providing direct professional and programmatic advice and support.

Travel Required: Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status: No

Promotion Potential: 12

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