Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist (Anchorage, AK)

Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist (Anchorage, AK)

13 Jul 2020

Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist (Anchorage, AK)

Integrated Statistics is looking for an Ecologist (marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist) to work with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Mammals Management Office’s Regulatory program to implement portions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and Endangered Species Act for the conservation and management of polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses in Alaska. This position will focus on identifying, evaluating, and analyzing data collected as part of MMPA incidental take authorizations.


The Marine Mammal Regulatory Biologist's responsibilities include:

Collecting, verifying, and analyzing data on species distribution and abundance as well as habitat quantity and quality of natural resources.

Conducting or participating in research and monitoring projects.

Entering data and conducting quality control reviews and querying databases to extract data or determine the status of actions.

Conducting biological analysis of proposed actions.

Evaluating the effect of proposed actions on species and habitats.

Implementing habitat conservation, restoration, and enhancement projects.

Evaluating the effectiveness of management decisions on species and habitats.

Preparing maps and other geographical displays and analysis.

Conducting literature reviews.

Drafting responses, letters, reports and reviews.

Conducting and documenting site visits.

Attending meetings and conferences.

Organizing and maintaining filing systems (including electronic filing); copying documents and compiling records (including responses to Freedom of Information Requests and Administrative records); and providing meeting support including organization, material preparations, participant assistance, facilitation, and debriefing.


A Master’s degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resource management, environmental science or a closely related field.

At least 2 years of related work experience, including:

Using statistics, quantitative biology, biometrics, and/or population modeling to develop and analyze data relevant to anthropogenic disturbance of wildlife.

Analyzing changes in distribution, abundance, density, age composition, annual survival, and sex ratios of wildlife.

Using one or more statistical and database management software packages, including R and ArcGIS, to assess potential changes in abundance, distribution, density, and trends in wildlife populations.

Experience participating in regulation and management pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act:

Preparing issue papers, briefing documents, Federal Register notices, rulemaking documents, or other similar species issue papers.

Participating in teams with multiple State and Federal Agencies, Tribes, private industry, and non-government entities.

Working across multiple cultures.

Presenting complex or controversial issues to a variety or audiences.

Reviewing proposed resource development projects and developing recommendations.

Developing written analyses of complex or controversial regulatory proposals, including developing management strategies.

Willingness and desire to work in a fast paced, interdisciplinary environment.

Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and produce materials in a timely manner.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Proficiency in R and GIS.

Excellent writing and analytical skills; track record of success in writing technical reports and policy papers.

Strong oral communication skills.

The position is expected to last one year. The rate of pay is $32-35/hr, and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website. To apply for this position, go to or visit, click Employment Opportunities, click the job name and click the Apply Here link.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.

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