Job Posting: BLM Biometrician
Position: Biometrician, GS-401/460/1530-12
Location: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, OR
Responses Due by: February 23, 2020
ABOUT THE OUTREACH:
The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon/Washington (OR/WA) State Office will soon be filling a permanent, full time Biometrician position (GS-401/460/1530-12) with a duty station in Portland, Oregon. The vacancy announcement will be advertised soon through USAJOBS (usajobs.gov).
ABOUT THE POSITION:
This position is located in the Forestry Section of the BLM OR/WA State Office. The position serves as the subject matter expert for applying statistical methods to help answer forest management questions. The incumbent will 1) develop statistical sampling procedures for inventorying and monitoring forest resources, 2) process data from these inventories and other sources of information, 3) analyze these data to answer forest management questions, 4) model forest dynamics, 5) provide statistical advice to BLM staff, and 6) communicate complex statistical concepts and results to a variety of audiences. The incumbent will also occasionally provide statistical assistance on questions related to non-forest resources managed by the BLM. The position requires expert knowledge of statistical methods, the ability to process data and fit statistical models using software programs such as R, and knowledge of natural resource issues.