JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management – Polar Bear Program Lead and Walrus and Sea Otter Program Lead

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Job Announcement

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceÃ’Â’s Marine Mammals Management office in Alaska is advertising to fill two senior level positions.  The Marine Mammals Management office has trust responsibility of polar bears, Pacific walruses, and northern sea otters in Alaska.  Our work primarily consists of implementing mandates under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, research and monitoring of these species to inform our management actions, implementing bilateral and international agreements, and working with Alaska Natives for co-management of subsistence use.  The two positions being advertised are the Polar Bear Program Lead and the Walrus and Sea Otter Program Lead.

We are looking for highly motivated and committed individuals to help guide applied research and implement policy to guide conservation of these key species at a critical time.  It is a fast paced work environment and we are seeking individuals with strong scientific and policy backgrounds, experience guiding and supervising teams, and strong and proven partnering skills.  Approaches to some of the key challenges we face require creativity and innovation building off a strong background of experience.

More information about our programs can be found on our website (  The job announcements can be found here ( and or by searching for the following job announcement numbers on the USAJobs website (10786166 and 10786165).  Questions about the positions can be sent to the Chief of our office, Dr. Patrick Lemons via phone (907-786-3668) or email (