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General Biologist III, Davie, FL, US, ID# 19054

Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastructure, program professional services and scientific and research capabilities. CNSS offers an extensive selection of quality services and products at competitive prices. Additionally, CNSS collaborates with partners nationwide to provide even the most complex services to clients.

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Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) supports USGS in its leadership role in to work with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation’s biological resources. Fulfilling this mission depends on effectively balancing the immediate need for information to guide management of biological resources with the need for technical assistance and long-range, strategic information to understand and predict emerging patterns and trends in ecological systems.

CNSS is seeking an ecologist or wildlife biologist to aid the USGS and USFWS in the creation of a database for acoustic and live capture data of the endangered Florida Bonneted Bats.


  • Help with construction of occupancy models and development of minimum sampling standards for the species.
  • Contribute to communication of results in peer-reviewed journals. Proficiency with R/Rstudio is and experience with database management is required.

Some overnight travel will be required.

  1. Specific Tasks

The selected Biologist’s responsibilities include:

  • Organize, manage, and QA/QC of acoustic bat data
  • Utilize echolocation identification software (Kaleidoscope, EchoClass, etc)
  • Utilize database software/code (SQL)
  • Utilize programming code (R)
  • Utilize geographic information system software (GIS, QGIS) to produce graphics and maps for data visualization and metadata for spatial information
  • Utilize library and internet databases to conduct literature searches
  • Contribute to analyses and model development
  • Contribute to manuscript writing
  1. Skill or Relevant Experience Requirement

Required expertise/skills:

  • Experience with database management
  • Experience with various data formats and scales to create an efficient modeling environment
  • Skills in interacting with a team to coordinate data acquisition and management
  • Experience working within project deadlines in a team environment
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to model development and convey concepts (visualization and graphical processing)

Additional skills preferred but not required:

  • Experience with identifying bat echolocation data to species
  • Experience with occupancy modeling


Will report to CNSS Program Manager and may coordinate daily work with CNSS Site Lead and interact with client representative (Task Order Manager).


  • A B.S (M.S. preferred) in Wildlife Biology or Ecology, or related field, and 3+ years of experience


  • Experience with database software and database management
  • Proficiency at using R to manipulate data, write scripts, and analyze data
  • Excellent GIS skills (generating maps, manipulating spatial data)
  • Experience with bat echolocation ID software such as Kaleidoscope, Sonobat, EchoClass, etc.
  • Familiarity with field sampling techniques of bats
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort communicating mainly through video- and text-based technologies
  • This is a full-time position with benefits. Some overnight travel may be required. We welcome applications from those who are willing to work remotely outside of south Florida.


Field and Lab environments as indicated above.

Potentially Hazardous Conditions:

  • Tasks shall involve substantial field activities that can be physically demanding, including exposure year-round field conditions such as extremes of heat and cold, rain and sun. Many field operations shall involve long days traversing through field sites.
  • Must be able to carry loads as heavy as 40 lbs. under field conditions.
  • Must possess valid driver's license and be able to drive trucks to 3/4 ton with automatic transmissions while trailering boats. The Biologist will be required to operate motorboats (including airboats) in order to perform the necessary tasks. An approved flotation device shall be worn as required while in motor or airboat and when operating the watercraft the Biologist must ensure that every passenger in the watercraft is wearing approved floatation.
    Operational safety shall be a priority at all times. In the laboratory, tasks shall require prolonged standing and/or sitting to operate laboratory equipment with computer monitor exposure.

About Cherokee – Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.


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