Biological Scientist (Training)
Response Due: August 15, 2020
About the Positions: The Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program anticipates advertising three Biological Scientist, GS-401-11 positions, located in Knoxville, TN; Auburn, AL; and Pineville, LA. These are full-time permanent positions with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit, one of four FIA Units across the country that comprises the national Forest Inventory and Analysis program. The program conducts forest inventories on forest lands of all land ownership’s. FIA is a multi-million-dollar research program that provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate analyses of the changing forest resource situation in the South in collaboration with State Foresters from the 13 Southern States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The Training positions work under the direction of the Training Coordinator and are responsible for all formal training of both internal and external partners to conduct the annual forest inventory. They are also responsible for developing the SRS version of the Forest Inventory and Analysis National Core Field Guide, Volume I: Field Data Collection Procedures for Phase 2 Plots.
For a more comprehensive look at the national FIA program, you can go to the following website: https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/
The southern region provides a wide diversity of ecological communities. For more information about the SRS FIA unit, you may go to the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/srsfia/
Qualification Requirements: Those who are interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-0401 series that are covered by the Professional and Scientific Positions standards. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook Manual is available for the review at any federal personnel office OR on the Internet at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Overview.
Additional Information: Please contact Angie Rowe, Data Acquisition Section Head, Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program at 865-862-2052 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this position.
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