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Scientist III ( ID # 13303 )

Lafayette, LA


Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


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Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) supports the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) across the United States. CNT is currently looking for a Scientist Level III to assist the USGS, at their Lafayette, LA, site.

The Scientist III level will provide scientific research and technical support for the research and supporting the USGS’s mission as they work for CNT.



  • Gather samples using multiple sampling gears, including large and small mesh gill nets, fish traps, benthic samplers, camera traps, wetland forest sampling gear, etc. The contractor will be handling, measuring, and tagging multiple types of aquatic organisms
  • Apply various species-specific marking techniques for mark-recapture studies.
  • Design and manage databases, and incorporate telemetry, water quality, and environmental data into databases
  • Conduct elemental water quality analyses using gas chromatography and other lab based instruments, and laboratory experiments as directed
  • Maintain live collections for research and education. Examples might include apple snails, frogs, or reptiles
  • Using R and Excel environments, analyze data including statistical, graphic, and modelling analysis
  • Utilize Program Mark and Rmark to do mark-recapture modelling.
  • Use ArcGIS to accomplish spatial modelling and basic mapmaking
  • Write, edit, and publish professional communications, including scientific journal articles and public outreach articles
  • Engage in professional speaking, including scientific presentations and public outreach events. Age ranges of public outreach events may vary from elementary school to retirees; the biologist must be able to vary the style and content level of the talk to engage the expected group
  • Apple Snail project data entered in a timely manner, and assistance with analysis and delivery of the finished Scientific Information Report to client and state partners
  • Analysis and dissemination of data from client apple snil project, and other ongoing projects
  • Assistance with responding to RFP’s and information requests
  • Perform standard office work such as scanning and organizing documents.
  • Assist with other Center research as appropriate



  • A Bachelors’ degree in a related field
  • Five years’ experience in the study of ecology, botany, wildlife, and/or fisheries biology is required
  • Have the ability to operate motorboats in a variety of riverine, estuarine, and marine environments, including trailering, launching, and recovery of small craft. Vessels utilized may include watercraft such as canoes, 26’ twin outboard v-hulls or airboats
  • Operate various sampling devices including: coring devices, YSIs, pH and turbidity meters
  • A clean driving record
  • The ability to pass a drug screen and federal background check


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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