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Rocky Mountain Region Regional Office Outreach WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST GS-0408-13 The Renewable Resources Staff of the Rocky Mountain Region is currently determining interest in, and will soon be recruiting to fill a permanent full-time Regional Wildlife Ecologist position in Golden, Colorado. THE POSITION: The Regional Wildlife Ecologist is located in the Renewable Resources Staff, USDA Forest Service, Regional Office, Rocky Mountain Region, and reports to the Director of Renewable Resources. The ecologist provides leadership in wildlife ecology including coordination and collaboration with Forest Service Research and other science partners to bring relevant knowledge to agency leadership and professional staff within the National Forest System. The incumbent collaborates with partners and agency personnel developing species conservation plans, designing wildlife inventories and monitoring, developing and maintaining species assessments, and providing regional technology transfer and training. The wildlife ecologist works closely with a team of Regional program leaders including vegetation ecologists and aquatic ecologists on a wide range of resource management and science issues. Work requires knowledge of concepts and current literature in wildlife ecology and conservation biology, and ability to apply that knowledge to resolve difficult resource management issues such as the maintenance of viable populations. Also requires knowledge in quantitative analysis, data management and ecological modeling including habitat models, demographic models, and population simulation models. DUTY STATION: The position is located at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Golden, Colorado. Golden and the surrounding Denver Metro area are full service communities. There are several institutes of higher learning in Golden and surrounding area: Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado at Denver, Metro State University and several community colleges; as well as private institutions including Regis University and the University of Denver. Elementary and secondary schools rank among the state's best. There are also private and church-affiliated schools and day care facilities. Apartment rentals (one room) average $885.00. House rentals average $1,200 - $1,600 per month and the median price for purchasing a home is $250,000; for purchasing a condominium is $125,000. Utilities are priced moderately. The Denver Metro area has a large medical community, with a wide variety of specialists, and a great variety of clinics and hospitals. Denver, Colorado is home to the two-time Super Bowl Champions Denver Broncos, the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, and Colorado Rapids. Cultural opportunities include live theater, vocal and instrumental performances, art and history museums, including the Denver Zoo, Museum of Natural History, and Botanical Gardens; along with a variety of ethnic festivals and a full calendar of special community events. The Denver Metro area has a diverse and growing population due in part to the economic boom experienced here for much of the 90's, which continues. Cultural opportunities include live theater, vocal and instrumental performances, art and history museums, including the Denver Zoo and Botanical Gardens; along with a variety of ethnic festivals and a full calendar of special community events. The Denver Metro area has a diverse and growing population due in part to the economic boom experienced here for much of the 90's, which continues. The Denver Metro area has over 300 days of sunshine a year; summer days are sunny with an average August temperature of 72 degrees, and afternoon thunderstorms fairly common. Winter brings temperatures below freezing at night, but usually in the 30-60 degree range during the day, again with sunshine. There are approximately 5-10 snow events a winter, most of which are less than 6 inches. The city is within easy distance of several world class skiing areas, and is within two hours of Rocky Mountain National Park. Golden is an hour from the world's newest high tech airport; has easy access to an incredible number of hiking and biking trails; and has at least 4 major malls, with an outlet mall within 45 minutes. For mountain climbing enthusiasts, the challenge of 14,000+ foot mountains exists. For rock climbers there are too many opportunities to list. Colorado is centrally located so it is also easy to vacation in the other beautiful areas of the west, such as Yellowstone National Park (one day's travel); the Black Hills (one day's travel); parks and skiing in Utah (one day's travel); and the extraordinary sights of the southwest are also only 1-2 day's travel depending on your destination. Colorado offers numerous popular vacation spots within 3-8 hours from Denver. Additional Contacts. We encourage you to call or e-mail us to learn more about the communities. This position offers a challenging career opportunity in a beautiful place. For specific information about this position, please contact Greg Hayward at 307-766-2839 or 303- 275-5022, or by e-mail email@example.com. Your responses will assist us in determining the best method to utilize in the actual recruitment action. Please complete and return the attached interest form to: Melanie Woolever, Regional Wildlife Biologist (303) 275-5007; firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from interested and qualified candidates! OUTREACH NOTICE RESPONSE FORM Wildlife Ecologist GS-408-13 Regional Office Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Office Please return your completed response form by March 26, 2010 and return to: Melanie Woolever Mailing Address: Phone: (303) 275-5007 Rocky Mountain Region Email: email@example.com Regional Office Fax: (303) 275-5075 740 Simms Street Golden, CO 80401 Name: _________________________________ Email:__________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________ Telephone Number________________________________________________________ Current Agency Employed With: ____USFS, ____BLM, ___ OTHER____________ Type of Appointment: ____Permanent ____Temporary ____Term ____VRA ____PWD ____Other Current Region/Forest/District: _____________________________________________ Current Series and Grade: __________________________________________________ Other Series you qualify for: _______________________________________________ Current Position Title: ____________________________________________________ Thank you for your interest in our vacancy!
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