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Biological Science Information Specialist

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Biological Science Information Specialist
US Forest Service

The Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service plans to advertise a 13-month TERM position (renewable up to 4 years) for a Biological Science Information Specialist (GS-0401-11) to be located in Rhinelander, WI.

About this Position

The successful candidate will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary research-management team conducting novel research on developing large-scale climate adaptive silvicultural strategies to save at-risk boreal wildlife species, specifically improving moose habitat in the near-term while also planning for future forest conditions in a changing climate. The incumbent will be responsible for manipulating and analyzing geospatial data to support research associated with spatially detailed ecological landscape models, specifically LANDIS-II, including coding, calibrating, validating and managing models. The successful candidate will have opportunities to contribute to the development, testing and improvement of new model capabilities within LANDIS-II for use in the moose habitat study and other model applications.

We are looking for candidates with (1) Knowledge of geospatial technology as related to simulation modeling; (2) Knowledge of various programming and scripting languages such as C#, Python, R, Windows API, including modular design, programming best practices, testing, debugging, version control and maintenance; (3) Knowledge of general concepts, practices, and methods of the biological sciences sufficient to interpret, evaluate, and identify forest ecosystems.

Anticipated start date is December 2020.

Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Rhinelander, Wisconsin United States
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Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
To express interest in this position, please send an email to by October 9th. All interested persons will be sent a link to the positions once it is advertised on