Opportunities through the CW CESU

Position Available: NPS Social Scientist (Science Coordinator), GS-0101-13, REMOTE

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Opportunity Type: Employment Opportunities
Submission Deadline: February 21, 2024

The Social Scientist (Science Coordinator), GS-0101-13 vacancy opens Thursday, 02/15/2024 and will close on Wednesday, 02/21/2024, or once 50 applicants have been received.  Remote duty station.

Summary of Duties:
The position provides subject matter expertise in social science to park units and programs of the NPS Intermountain Region (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma). The position coordinates activities of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) network and supports parks and programs with an integrated program of cooperative research in the natural, social and cultural sciences. Incumbent assists parks and programs with identifying non-federal partners and developing agreements for research, technical assistance, and education support.


  • Creates and conducts research and monitoring of human use and human interactions with park resources and other visitors. Identifies and obtains research through universities or other partners through cooperative agreements and contracts.
  • Analyzes, summarizes, and reports on data and implications of results for achieving management objectives.
  • Oversees social science/human dimension aspects of visitor use management programs and projects to achieve desired conditions and outcomes.
  • Guides others in interpreting and using social science to improve resource stewardship and visitor experiences.
  • Leads or participates in interdisciplinary teams to identify problems, determine desired conditions, facilitate problem-solving, and recommend management actions to achieve objectives outlined for visitor experiences and related resource conditions

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